For Kelli, Again

Last year many of us had the privilege to love on Kelli by providing a love offering for her and her family. The internets came out in full force, and we were able to provide almost $10,000 so that Kelli, who suffers from End Stage Renal Disease, could continue her heath care coverage and hopefully move closer to a live donor transplant.

Over the last twelve months Kelli has dealt with medical problems most of us can’t begin to imagine. Thankfully she’s had the health care coverage that she needs. But her window for a live donor kidney transplant isn’t quite as wide open as it used to be. And Kelli needs a kidney. That’s the bottom line.

So in light of all that, if you have the time – and oh, I hope you do – here are two posts that will touch your heart:

First: Heather writes here about something extraordinary that has happened in the congregation of a church in Mississippi.

Second: Kelli writes here about the latest developments with her condition.

And if you think about it, please spread the word about these two stories on your own blogs. You never know who might be reading; you never know who might feel led to help. I figure it’s worth a shot, y’all.

And I imagine Kelli and her family feel the exact same way.

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  1. Just read Heather’s post and can hardly see to type through the tears. Now I’m headed over to Kelli’s. I wish I could reach out and give all of y’all a big ‘ole hug, how’s about a group hug?!

  2. I will be praying…the mom of a friend of mine from high school just had a kidney transplant. The donor was a woman in her church. What an amazing gift…

  3. I will be praying for her and sharing her story with others. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Truly amazing. My husband’s uncle is a kidney transplant recipient. It’s so amazing to me the miracle that God gives us, daily. Uncle Phillip is going on almost 20 years with his “new” kidney. He has had some scares in that 20 years, but he’s enjoyed life so much and considers it such a blessing to be alive. He lost a son 2 years ago to the same disease and it’s complications that threatened to take his own life. You will never hear him complain. I will be praying for all of them.

  5. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank You. My husband was diagnosed with kidney disease 4 years ago, when I was pregnant with our 2nd child. It’s scary for me to think about the road we will travel, the road kelli is on now. But I’m so glad that you linked to her, that you’re willing to help her. Thank you for that.

  7. I haven’t read the posts you linked to yet but plan too. I stopped by to see if you had heard (or written) about Rick’s (from Rick and Bubba) son that died Saturday night. Oh so sad. I hugged my little ones tighter all weekend and will continue to do so. You just never know what might happen.

  8. I’m linked. Thanks for the heads up. Blessings.

  9. And this is why we love you, Sophie. Because as much fun as your blog always is, when it get’s tough for a friend, you’re right there.

    How I hope Kelli will find a live donor from this. I’m not a candidate but if I were, I’d give her a kidney in a heartbeat.

    So I’m off to do what little I can do – I’m off to help spread the word.

  10. These are wonderful stories and ones that I will share. Thank you for sharing them with us!

    Last year a good friend of ours gave one of his kidneys to a guy in our church. Our church is quite large and our pastor just asked one Sunday if anyone would be willing to go through the tests to find out if they were a match. About 50 people said yes (out of a church of about 3000). My friend was a match. This is the most amazing gift and one of the most beautiful examples of selflessness I have seen. My friend, husband and father of 3 gave one of his kidneys to a single man because it was the right thing to do. The surgery was a success and all is going well for both.

    I will be praying for Kelli that she experiences this gift as well and post a link on my blog for her. Not many read my blog, but you never know just how God will work it all out.

  11. I’ve been reading Kelli’s story for a while now. She has the best sense of humor! When you read what she’s gone through – it’s just amazing that she still chucks those funny lines out there. Kelli rocks!
    I’ve been praying for them for months and will continue to pray.

  12. The internets are an amazing bunch, I have to say, having experienced some of that outpouring of love and support from them myself this week. Praying earnestly that precious Kelli receives a kidney from this. She is the sweetest thing…

  13. Does it make you sad? It makes me very sad, that so few people respond.

  14. Thanks for sharing Kelli’s story, Sophie. (And thanks, also, for sharing about Tonya & Britt.) I’m praying God has a donor out there just waiting to read Kelli’s blog. You are so, so good to link your readers to these situations. You just never know what might come of it. You’re exactly right…it’s worth a shot.

  15. I love the I love you the most, happily ever after(son is getting married in May) although they are all nice.

    I know I was too late for the Casting Crowns giveaway but my favorite would have been Praise you in the Storm :-)