Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Today is the Big Day!

Well, it seems like it has been forever since we last posted.  Today is the big day!  We are taking Kolton to Omaha to get his new hearing device.  We are all very excited and know that we couldn't have done it without all of you!  Thanks, again!  I'm hoping to post some pictures in the next few days.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

All is well

Just wanted to let everyone know that Kolton did a great job during sugery.  Everything went well.  We will see the doctor next week for a post-operative appointment.  The next stage of this process will take place in 5-6 months.  Yea!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Big Day Is Near...

I can't believe that tomorrow is Kolton's surgery.  We have waited for this for so long, it's hard to believe it's finally here.  We are so thankful to everyone that helped us raise money for Kolton, so he can get what he needs!

He went today to get a haircut to prepare for the surgery.  He wasn't too excited, but I think it looks cute!  He continues to be very nervous about the surgery.  He says he just wants to keep his old hearing aid.  I think once this is all said and done he will appreciate his new hearing aid.  It's just very scary right now. 

Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts during this time.  We will keep you posted. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

An Amazing Day!

It feels like forever since I have updated the blog.  Sorry!  We have been so busy helping with the golf benefit and auction that there hasn't been time, or energy. 

So, here is the latest.  The golf benefit and auction raised over $10,000.  I know....UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!  This is certainly way more than we ever anticipated.  I'm still at a loss of words as to how to express our appreciation to everyone.  We are truly overwhelmed with the support that we received.  Our family had such a great time on Saturday!  It was such a heartwarming feeling to see everyone support Kolton and our family.  I could only wish that every child in need of medical care could receive the support that we have. 

I know I said it on Saturday, but I'm going to say it again.  Thank you to Terry Stovall and Jerry Reif for coming up with this wild idea!  What a huge success!  Also, thank you to all of the volunteers that helped get donations, the "pink ladies" for all of your hard work and for everyone that came out to support us!  It is such an honor to have friends and family that are so caring!

With the money that we raised on Saturday, we have exceeded our goal!  The additional money will be used to pay for Kolton's future medical needs.  What a relief!!!

Kolton's first surgery will be on July 12th.  He will have this surgery at BoysTown Hospital in Omaha.  If all goes well, then he will be home that same day.  Kolton will need 2-3 days to recuperate.  The second stage will happen about 5-6 months after the first surgery. 

I will try my best to keep everyone posted after his surgery.  We will also try to post some pictures from Saturday.  Once again, thank you for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

See You Tonight!

Tonight is Taco John's night at the 84th and Leighton location.  25% of the proceeds will go to Kolton's surgery fund, if you have a coupon or mention this designation. 

Also, let me know if you want to sign up for the golf outing.  The deadline to sign up is May 13th. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great Excuse Not to Cook!

Next Monday, May 2, Taco John's at 84th and Leighton will be hosting another event for Kolton.  They will be donating a percentage of the profits to Kolton.  Thanks, Taco John's!  I hope to see everyone there!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Friends of Man....Friends of Mine

David Altman, Laura's husband, hooked us up with a scholarship opportunity through a group called Friends of Man.  Well, we received a letter from them today.  They are willing to help us with Kolton's surgery, to the tune of $4,700.  We were completely surprised and so thankful for everyone that has helped us through this endeavor.