Tuesday, February 3, 2009

PLEASE HELP - Life or Death

My old best friend from high school is one of the strongest people I have ever met. Her name is Jessie. Her and her family have endured soooo much and have felt so much pain and heart ache, especially as of recently.
A few months ago her 21 year old brother died suddenly.
My friend has been married for a few years to a great guy named Garrett. Unfortunately, Garrett has lived with a rare kidney disease since the age of 12 and recently things have gotten worse. Garrett needs a kidney and he needs it now!!! I was watching the local news the other night and a story came on about my friend and her husband; they were pleading for someone to help!! Ya see, as a result of his rare disease he needs a kidney from a living donor. Though I know his request won't appeal to all Garrett and his wife are hoping to attract the attention of one special individual willing to help a complete stranger. All family and friends have been tested, but no one is a match! Garrett and jessie have website called
I Need A Kidney Now and I am hoping you will check it out. I would like to also ask you if possible for a big BIG favor! I ask you to please Please PLEASE post this or Blog about this website on your blog, your website, whatever you can do. Maybe print this article out and post it at your church or at a local school. I know it seems like a lot but so many of you have successful Blogs read
by tons of people and you could really help my friends husband find a match for a new kidney. I beg of you Please do it for me if it's at all possible.
Help spread the word for Garrett and Jessie!
Please Please Please!!!!
And if you do want to help spread the word let me know so I can come by comment and say thanks!!!

22 comments:

jen.at.work said...

I don't have a very big reader base but I posted on my blog. If nothing else, it's sure to get a couple more prayers for him.

Wearing Mascara said...

Just posted on my blog... will repost on twitter... and will email other people's blogs.

xoxo

THEhooahwife said...

Can you give me your friends email? I am Type O positive. I haven't asked my husband yet, but I could see if I am a match at least...

Marni's Organized Mess said...

I reposted.

La Petite Belle said...

omg I am so sorry :(

THEhooahwife said...

Thank you for the email address. When my husband gets home I will talk to him about it. No guarantees he will go for it, but the least I can do is ask... =)

Lindsay said...

I posted on my blog...hoping he gets his kidney!!

Amber said...

Praying for your friends....

Pam said...

I am so sorry - I will be praying! I just posted on my blog. I'm praying they find a match!

Auburn Kat said...

I will definitely say a prayer for your friend. I knew someone who went through the samething and thank God he found a kidney that was a match. What an awful, awful situation...

Jen said...

I saw this post linked on one of my friends blogs and plan on posting it on my blog as well. My blog is private, but I do have quit a few readers, so hopefully I can find a match for him! I would donate my kidney in a heartbeat. I was SO hoping we'd have the same blood type, but we do not. My prayers are with him and his wife!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Word is spreading quickly! A friend of mine reposted, as well as on MySpace. :)

MoziEsmé said...

How heartwrenching! I'm checking into what the donor process entails now.

Lil' Woman said...

Yeah I'm O+, a universal donor, I'm going to go on your friends site and see how to find out if atleast we could possibly me matched.

Mama Smurf said...

I realy hope your friends finds his gift of life. I don't have a whole lot of readers but I'll do what I can when I post again.

Amanda. said...

I'll post on my blog.
He is in my thoughts and
prayers!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I'll definitely post about it, but as you probably know I don't have THAT many readers. I hope it helps though!

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

I put a paraphrased portion of this on the side-thingy place at the top of my blog, hopefully someone will see it and either help or pass it along. I'm new and don't have many readers, but every tiny bit helps, right? I'm sorry to hear about this family's troubles and pray there is someone out there who will help.

thatShortChick said...

i don't have that many readers either but i did just twitter about it.

Tipp said...

I am hoping this all works out for your friend!

Anonymous said...

Hello!
Just thought I'd try and reach out to some of the moms online..to bounce around some ideas and get a bit of feedback. My name is Kelly and I work FT as a nanny for a family in Ohio. I was wondering if I could ask a few questions, as I'm in the middle of creating a child care business of my own. Just wondering what type of child care services you use for your children and your opinions on what's available out there now.
Thanks,
Kelly

EP said...

Oh my goodness, Dana! I'm gonna try to spread the word, too, even though I'm totally late on this.

Have they found a donor?