Friday, August 15, 2008

Kevin Has A Heart!

Kevin just called and Stanford has a heart.  He is being transferred by ambulance as I write.  The surgery should take place in the next 5-12 hours.  That's all I know at this point.  We are thrilled and overwhelmed once again.  I will fly tomorrow night from San Diego right after the reception and be there by 8pm.  Kevin should be in recovery at that point.  We have been blessed beyond belief. 

Thank you for all your prayers, love, support.



Anonymous said...

Dear Barbie and Kevin,
We were so happy to here the great news. You are always in our prayers and thoughts. Hope to see you soon. In our prayers,
Dwayne and Jill Nash

Nick and Val said...

When my mom told me that uncle Kevin has a heart, I had to get on my knees and thank our Heavenly Father for this miracle and the many other miracles our family has experienced. Uncle Kevin, Aunt Barbie, and family...we love you!

Ann said...

Wow, what an emotional roller coaster ride you guys have been on. Things always work out the way they are suppose to. I'm so happy he has a heart so soon. You both are a wonderful example of faith.

Anonymous said...

Kevin and Barbie,
I am so overcome with tears, I can hardly write. Today is my birthday and my mother asked me what I want...I replied that it would be really cool if Kevin could get a heart. That would be the best birthday present ever!! I can hardly believe that it actually happened and on my birthday! I am so excited for you both and so tickled that I got my birthday wish too. Best of luck in your recovery. I have no doubt that my prayers will continue to be answered on your behalf.

Lots of love and prayers,
Linda Reichert

Tanja said...

What wonderful news!! My family will be keeping Kevin and your family in our prayers.

2ndHeartBeat said...

Youand your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong and all will be well.

I am so HAPPY you have found a heart!!

Wendy said...

OH MY!!!!!!!!! We are thrilled! WOW! You are in our thoughts and prayers. LOVE, Wendy (Al, Max & Lil)

Christine said...

What wonderful news after such a crazy week!! We are so thrilled!! You'll continue to be in our thoughts & prayers. WE LOVE YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Barbie: This is Debbie Douglas. I met Kevin at the heart transplant support group on Tuesday. I myself am waiting for the decision from Dr. Edwards on my possiblity to be a heart transplant candidate. I too have amyloidosis. I am so happy for Kevin and wish him well. Keep all of us informed on his recovery. This gave me such hope that soon in the future I will have a new heart and be on the road to treating this rare disease. I'm still waiting each day to hear the news and its very hard! Kevin kept saying to be patient and he was right. This is a happy day for your family and God bless you all!
Please keep the messages coming.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie Douglas