Our little Miracle Girl in the 'Miracle league' in Cranberry at the weekend!
Monday, May 18, 2009
'Miracle league in Cranberry' Interview with Matisse!!
This is Matisse Molly Reid and she is our little miracle girl. Matisse is my niece, her mum Jodee (owner of Babybaby) is my sister. Over two years ago Jodee and her husband packed up their four kids and moved to Pittsburgh thanks to the kind help of the NZ public and government, and massive fund raising. Matisse needs a lifesaving transplant and spends most of her life in pain (read more about her story) http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/matissereid/mystory . When they first left and we all said goodbye we thought that in two years they would have been back in NZ with Matisse's new tummy...but it was not to be that way. They have now had six false alarms thinking that Matisse would get her transplant, but unfortunately each time for very different reasons this was not meant to be. Matisse need a child's organs which makes the whole situation doubly awful as we know what this means!
Life over there has meant major adjustments for the family and because of the green card laws they are not allowed to work so the money they have raised is used for living...and this is running out fast. There are many many families living in the States like Matisse's who need to make sure their child gets well but also need to earn their keep...what can they do????
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