seattleAt the end of my last blog post, I told all of you that we were probably Seattle bound for another experimental surgery for Abby. In a matter of a day, we know the dates, and it is coming up fast. We’ll be heading over very early in the morning Tuesday, February 9th to make her pre-surgical appointment that afternoon with one of the best GI docs in the country, and arguably the world.

On Wednesday, Abby is the first scheduled surgery of the day. We want to express how much we appreciate everything you all have done for us. I appreciate all of you who read our most recent story on her blog and on mine, and shared it with others. Your prayers, positive thoughts and wishes, and your comments and likes inspire us.

In the huge outpouring of support, we’ve been asked over and over how people can help. I’ll be blunt. This is our greatest need: this whole thing has been a huge financial hardship. Between time off work for doctor’s visits and hospitalization and paying cash for Abby’s college,  our budgets have been stretched to their limits. Now, in the middle of wedding planning, we’re not sure how much Abby will be able to work, and we have to take more time off work and pay for a trip to Seattle

So we need your help financially. Some family has offered support, but it doesn’t cover everything. We’ve set up a joint Paypal account for this reason. You can donate to it here. Even if you don’t have a Paypal account, you can still donate using the button below and use your debit or credit card.

Every little bit helps, even if all you can afford is the price of a latte. If you can’t help financially, believe me we understand. If you can share this post with your friends, that means a bunch too.

Thanks again for all of your thoughts, prayers, and for any help you can offer.