Monday, February 9, 2015

Kisses for Kycie

I have never been good with my words, and have always tried to keep things short and sweet when I leave my posts.  But today I want to make sure you know how special this little girl is.

Our really good friends Josh and Jamie's daughter Kycie is currently in the hospital from a recent Diabetic Coma.  Here is the details from their YouCaring site - 

On January 25th, sweet Kycie started complaining of a headache. On Monday she said her tummy hurt and a little later she threw up. Her mom and dad figured she was coming down with the flu. She slept all day Monday. She was giving her sprite and water to help her tummy. She did not want any food. Tuesday there was no change, and her brothers started to complain of stomach aches and sore throats. Jamie took Daxton and Kycie to the doctor on Wednesday. They were given antibiotics for strep throat. By Thursday night, she was worse. On friday they went to the doctor and went to the ER at 1:00pm. By 5:00pm she was life flighted to Primary Children's Hospital with blood sugar of 1148. Her parents had no idea that sweet little Kycie had diabetes! 
Enroute to the hospital she had a seizure and another one right when they got to the hospital. She has been unresponsive ever since. At this point her blood sugars are under control. After reviewing her MRI the doctors said that she has extensive damage to the brain. The brain had herniated into the brain stem.They said if she survives to prepare themselves for her to be severely handicapped. They will do another MRI on Tuesday and at that point with decide if they should consider taking her off the breathing machines. 
The family is hoping for a miracle and knows that this little girl's life is in God's hands right now. You can show your support to the Terry family by keeping them in your prayers and donating to help with any financial expenses that they have. Let's join together to support this wonderful family! We love you Kycie! #kissesforkycie

You know those kind of people that you meet, and you just have an instant attraction to them.  Yup, that is Josh and Jamie.  Both Mike and I really enjoyed doing things with them, and our kids got along so well.  I used to tease Mike that if he could have an affair with Jamie's cooking he would.  He would always tell me how great her pumpkin chocolate chip cookies were, or her texas sheet cake.  Randomly when I would be having one of those days, Jamie was there for me with a plate of cookies.  Yup, I only got a couple, cuz Mike would eat them.  It was just knowing that someone was thinking of me that made me feel wonderful.  When I needed a shoulder to cry on or laugh on Jamie was there.  When we found out that we needed to move away, Jamie and I cried together for a bit, and then she jumped in and helped me with everything I needed.

Josh and Jamie are those friends that are kept for eternity.  They would give a shirt of their back for anyone in a heart beat.

It has just broken my heart to see them have to go through this trial in their lives.  They have been strong, and have embraced every moment of this.  They are true examples to all of us, of who we should become.

I want to help in every way I can.  And I know they don't want any cookies that I make, because they won't turn out as good as Jamie's.   So I want to donate all the proceeds from my PDF Pattern sales to Kisses for Kycie.  So for each pattern sale, after I pay my fees, I will donate all proceeds.  I will keep this fundraiser going from today until Saturday, February 21st.  If you use coupon code KISSESFORKYCIE at checkout, each pattern will be at 20% off.  If you would like to pay full price for the pattern and still donate the funds to Kycie, leave me a note at checkout.  I would be happy to forward any note you give me to the family.  To purchase a pattern go to my etsy shop My Taylor Made. 

I will come back and post here the total amount that was donated to the fund.  If you would like to donate more, please visit the YouCaring site that their family and friends have set up for them, by clicking on the photo of Kycie below.

1 comment:

Pat McWhorter said...

Shannon, I love what you are doing! No one can feel your friends pain, but I appreciate what you are doing! We have to try to spread the word aggressively!