Ten Years and Counting . . . Special Thanks to the Little Lady from Detroit

I’ve been trying to find the right words, but I’m at a loss. There are no words to really describe how we feel today. I’ll keep this post short and sweet.

Ten years ago we put our son’s life in the hands of doctors and donors and maybe even a higher power (I know, I know – I have a terrible relationship with God, but I’m working on it). Ten years ago we didn’t know of any boys who were ten years post transplant for ALD. We didn’t know if there was a chance that Jack would reach this milestone.

Jack has reached this day – HIS TENTH TRANSPLANT BIRTHDAY – and I fully expect he will exceed every dream we’ve ever had for him. He’s just that kind of kid. He’s a silent boy who speaks.

We had a party this weekend to celebrate our boy. We filled our yard with greasy food and many of Jacko’s favorite people. Jack spent the day hugging, and dancing and enjoying every second.

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Please take a moment today and think about our boy. Think about how amazing life can be.

Happy Birthday JackO!!!

Love, Jess

In honor of Jack’s TRANSPLANT BIRTHDAY we asked people to make donations to Boxes of Fun and Horizon High School. Over $2800 was raised for his school and have a HUGE pile of toys for the Boxes of Fun. Our duct tape is amazing!

 

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FYI – “The Little Lady from Detroit” was Jack’s donor;)

3 thoughts on “Ten Years and Counting . . . Special Thanks to the Little Lady from Detroit

  1. Whenever I see “smiles and duct tape” appear in my in box, I know that lump will be in my throat and tears in my eyes. It is so heartwarming to read your words Jess. They fill me with joy and hope. You folks have managed to take a tragic story and turn it into a positive message for all. Jack is amazing, but so are you, Dan, Anna and your extended family and friends.
    With all the “fake” news and crap that is going on, you bring sunshine to all of us who read your words. Keep these messages coming and “way to go” Jack. Looking forward to seeing you walking the beach this summer.

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