Friday, June 3, 2011

we're LISTED!!!!

As of June 2, 2011 Kevin was officially "listed."

I would absolutely categorize this moment as a "high" on our roller-coaster ride.

Yesterday afternoon I received a phone call from one of the transplant coordinators at the hospital. She told me that everything with insurance has worked itself out. We were a "go." That she would go ahead and activate Kevin on the heart transplant list. In the blink of an eye. It was that easy for her to list him. Our battle with insurance was won. 

Elated. Excited. Happy. Joyous. Scared. Nervous. Lighter. Relieved. Thrilled. All are words to describe how I was feeling at that very moment upon hearing Kevin was listed. I am beyond grateful to everyone that contributed to our battle with insurance. I will never know how to repay these people for their efforts, their time, their loyalty, their love, and their support. 

As I was laying in bed last night the only thing I could think about was love. The love that fills my body and flows through my every day. The love that gives me the strength to keep my chin up, stay positive, and to fight the fight. It's the love I have for Kevin and it's the love we share for our boys.

Kevin and I have been married for 8 years. We've been together for 14 years. Throughout these years, life has definitely thrown us some curve balls, challenges if you will. From moving cross country to family illnesses, unemployment to infertility issues, and now this. We were absolutely the underdog in each situation, but having said that, we prevailed over every challenge. Each time that curve ball got thrown our way, we always hit it out of the park.

Kevin's future heart transplant....well, I'd like to think it's nothing but a mere curve ball. The pitcher just threw it from the mound and we're standing at home plate waiting eagerly to swing the bat. For those fans in the stands, be prepared to get out of your seats. When we swing that bat, we WILL hit it out of the park and this time it'll be a walk off home-run. 


  1. I'll be doing a standing O for that home run -

  2. WOOHOO, That bat's gonna splinter in a million pieces!

    Wishing you all the very best :)