In the early hours of the morning my Mum called me to say that finally my beautiful niece Matisse after fours years of waiting in America with her family was to be given the gift of life. So right now she is undergoing a long surgery to remove her small and large bowel and replace them with working ones that will allow her to eat...something she has never done!!
So into surgery she went clutching Barney just as she has for every other procedure she has had to endure in her nearly 10 years of pain filled life. My heart goes out to the selfless act of the donor family who have in their greatest moment of grief given our little Matisse a chance to live a normal life. We will be forever in your debt and words cannot express the gratitude and sorrow we feel for you.
Kia Kaha (stay strong)