While we have been going through all of this we meet people along the way and here other stories of struggle and sadness. No one every had the same story as you and you will always find people who have it better and worse then you do. For us we have no idea why Jordan got sick or what is going on with her. It might be genetic, it might be a tumor, or it could be something else entirely. Although we don't know what is wrong we at least have forward progress at this point. After being in and out of the hospital for 3 weeks we are starting to signs of improvement and seeing her personality come back. We are very lucky and happy with this.
Sadly, we have friends who have not been so lucky. The wife went in for a normal surgery in June of this year and from there things got very bad. Something happened while in surgery and she ended up having bleeding on her brain. She fought for 6 long months until finally her battle came to an end on December 13, 2010. This past Saturday was the memorial service for her and while I did not attend I read the blog her husband had started to keep family and friends informed.
I sat crying over everything that they had been through wishing there was a way to ease their pain. I watched my daughter dance around the room laughing and being silly, and I cried even more. I cried because I am so grateful to have daughter acting like herself, I cried for Kellie's little boy and husband who won't be able to share these moments anymore.
Life is so short that we need to live to the fullest, laugh harder, love longer and forgive easily. You never know when those moments will be taken away and it really does happen in a blink of an eye. So today when you are saying your prayers or complaining about life remember those who are fighting for their lives. Kellie is now and angel that will watch over and protect her family. She will be missed and never forgotten.
If you are interested in reading more about Kellie's story visit: http://www.jpsupdate.com/Kellie_s_update.html