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On February 2, 2011 we finally got the call that there was a viable kidney offer for Rory. After a very long day of tests and waiting, he went into surgery around 6:00 that evening. Everything went perfectly and he is currently in the “home bound” phase of his recovery…which basically means he cannot be anywhere but our house, our car and the hospital. He has had infections twice that have required IV antibiotics and hospitalization; but that is largely to be expected for a kid who has both a permanent catheter and a suppressed immune system.  You can view an album of photos from the day of his transplant below, but for now, please know that he is no longer on dialysis and is recovering beautifully, all things considered.


Kidneys, Karma and the Knights of Columbus


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who joined our family at the Knights of Columbus this past weekend!

Hundreds of people joined our family at the John F. Kennedy Council Knights of Columbus for a yummy meal and lots of cool events. We had a silent auction, a teacup raffle, several 50/50′s and….perhaps most exciting….a visit from Darth Vader, Chewbacca and the Storm Troopers!! The latter really made Rory’s day, because he is a HUGE Star Wars fan.

Thanks again to everyone who came out. Please check our Upcoming Events page for information about other upcoming opportunities to say hi to Rory and show him that you care.  If you were unable to attend, but would still like to contribute, please click the link below: