Monday, July 30, 2012

Unbelievable news...

Well the power of the internet is an amazing thing. Recently we received several inquiries from potential "living donors" who have asked to be screened as a potential match for Christian. These are complete strangers who have a desire to give of themselves so as to better our son Christian's life. Words cannot describe the emotions that, possibly, someone may match and be a willing donor.

There are many, many factors in possibly getting from here (dialysis) to there (healthy donated kidney) and we have been well coached throughout the process from our support team at Texas Children's and home. Whatever the outcomes, we are grateful.

A quick update on the fundraiser - things have gotten off to a great start. We have had a wonderful response and have received many offers of help for auction items, parade of raffle items and general help. Please do not hesitate to contact Michael Billingsley direct or myself if you have any questions. I'll update the Kidney Kickoff page as Michael and the crew continue to put things together.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fundraiser Announcement - Kidney Kickoff! Aug 26th 2012

Save the Date! Come join us August 26th for the Christian's Conquest Kidney Kickoff being held on the shores of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club.

Raising funds and celebrating the incredible news of Christian's placement on the kidney transplant list, this fundraising event will feature a silent auction of exciting and useful items and services from local businesses as well as a Celebrity Raffle for a pair of 2012 LSU Season tickets in Sec 304 of Tiger Stadium!

In addition to the main event rooms, the fundraiser is being built as a family affair. For the Kickoff Kid's, there is a park located directly across the street for family fun and activities like face painting will be available.

Food, a cash bar and musical entertainment will be provided.

Event tickets are $40 Adults, $10 Teens (13-18) and kids 12 and under free.

For a quick catch-up on Christian's 17 year medical journey, see the following two videos:

WWL TV Feature: Keep Him Alive Until Medical Science Catches Up

Christian's Medical Journey Video

Check back often as we will update Christian's Conquest with news and enhancements over the next several weeks.

The event coordinator is Mike Billingsley. Please contact Mike for donations, volunteering, thoughts, ideas and even just plain encouragement!

Kiki's Dad