Friday, June 8, 2012

Cash Man

     Hey everyone! I am so sorry that I have not written in a week or so, I have been busy doing nothing. Well, in this post I just wanted to shout out a little celebration for my friend Cash. Cash has been in the hospital for the last five months and was on the edge of death. i am completely serious, a few months ago the expectations for him were low. He had an infection in his lungs that just would not clear up, and as a result was in a comatose state. I know Cash from where I used to live, and since I volunteer at Children's Hospital Colorado, I have been able to see him every week and become closer with his family. I had never seen a friend in that state, and my mom and I struggled to think about what was going to happen. At the end of a struggling stretch of time, it was decided that he would need to be flown out to another state, and given a lung transplant. Now we all know how hard it is to get on the top of a transplant list, and a lung transplant would only last him about five years. Then, after a week or so from that news, it was known that he would be ok. It was a MIRACLE! He soon got of a support machine and moved out of ICU onto a regular room. He started walking slowly, playing piano, playing on a new Ipad, and being alive. He beat the odds big time, and I am so proud of him. Anyway, yesterday Cash got to go to a hotel (out of the hospital) for the first time in five months. He is free and excited about it. Cash will spend a week or more in my families guest apartment which will be great for them to be close to the hospital. After that they will return home. Cash was the first child to ever stand up on an ECMO machine, he beat the highest odds you could imagine, and he continues to bring his cute smile into everyone life. So congrats, and thank you to all the doctors and nurses who helped him.

     So yea, that is Cash's story, it is important to me and I thought you guys might like to hear it. Cash is 9 years old and in second grade. As for me, I am enjoying the summer. Life has been truly delightful and I am so excited to bring Cash up to our apartment tomorrow. I plan on being much more active on this blog too. Thanks to everyone who supports and reads this blog reading.

Me and my man Cash

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