Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Different Kind of Post

If you've followed my blog for any amount of time, you know that some of my favorite people in the whole world are the Mitchell's. Heidi, Mike and Lincoln are more than just close friends to me. They are like family. Right now, that part of my family is having to deal with a situation in life that is really difficult. I know that we are all handed things in life that are unwanted and painful to endure, but knowing that little phrase "life isn't fair" doesn't always help when you are diagnosed with latter stage kidney disease at twenty-nine years old. When most of us are just getting our lives established and (naively) secure, they were slammed with an undeserved, unwarranted battle. They've been troopers through the whole situation. Heidi has fought our arduous medical and insurance systems with determination while Mike has continued to run his successful home inspection company with little to no complaining of his exhaustion and discomfort. I am proud of them. Really proud.

You can read a more detailed account of Mike's diagnosis and their road to transplant by following these links to Heidi's blog.

If you feel impressed to help out, there are a few things you can do.

1. Pray. I don't always understand what it accomplishes in each situation, but I know that God hears us. I know that he desires for us to ask him for needs. This family has a need.

3. Be an encouragement. Kind words can go a long way and tend to be much more helpful than advice. (Unless you have kidney knowledge...that's extremely helpful!)

4. Give. A trust fund Facebook page has been set up for Mike's Transplant and medication costs. I don't know about you, but I view health as a gift. Let's pitch in and help give Mike and his family a chance to receive that gift.

Thank you and God Bless.


Anonymous said...

Steff, proud of you on this post.
We all need help at one time or another, in one way or another, and we have been instructed by the Lord to bear one anothers burdens, and in doing so we display the love of Jesus. I hope there is an abundant response to this blog from all over the country.
Love you, Momma

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