Saturday, October 31, 2009

In Rough Shape

Michelle could definitely use some extra thoughts and prayers right now. A few days ago she developed some symptoms that are concerning ie; fever, increased pain, some difficulty breathing, lethargy, etc. Her doctor is uncertain if this is related to her liver failure and spleen enlargement, or if maybe she has developed a pneumonia or flu. The decision was made to keep her at home while symptoms are managable to reduce the chances of a nosocomial infection(picking up an infection at the hospital).
Thank you for keeping Michelle and her family in your hearts.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm Still Here!

Sorry all, I've been sick and Michelle's been away, so I've been slacking in the blogging department.

Michelle had a little get-away to California with the permission of her doctors to travel. She had a great time, although towards the end there was a shift in the intensity of her pain. She just got back home this week and is trying to get a handle on things. Her dear California friends fundraised to pay for her travel expenses, how sweet is that!

With Michelle back we were able to tell her about a surprise we were working on! One of our members is friends with an amazing professional photographer, Sherri koop, who has offered to do a photo session with the Ways as a gift! Sherri takes amazing photos! You can check out her website at The family will have photos to treasure forever : ). Thank you Sherri!

A few months ago Michelle's friend Eva decided to take on the challenge of a run to push herself to new limits and raise funds for the Way family. Eva unfortunately sustained an injury during training, but she pressed on and recently walked her race in Michelle's honor! Thank you so much Eva for your perseverance, thoughtfulness, and generous donations!!!

Our November 7th pub night is fast approaching. There are still some tickets available for purchase. $15 and you get a burger(beef, veggie, or chicken), fries or salad, and a drink. Contact me at or on facebook for tickets : )

I will try to be more on top of things here on the blog, thanks for bearing with me!