Asking for your help....

A Blogger friend of mine is asking for our help...I'd like to post her story, she can better explain....


Dear Family and Friends,

Please help spread the word about my 25 year old daughter, Heather Erickson's medical situation and critical need for a live liver donor transplant.

Heather is a wonderful, caring young woman who has shown amazing grace throughout this difficult time and is my only child and a daughter dearly loved. Seven years ago Heather was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. It's a progressive illness that destroys the liver and despite everyone's best efforts it could not be stopped.

As a result Heather is currently listed for a liver transplant at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. The doctors recommend a live donor to give Heather the best chance for survival, due to the critical shortage of cadaver livers available. Rick, my husband, and I would love to be her donor, but we are not a blood match so we are seeking people who are.
Heather needs someone with O blood type (either negative or positive). who is willing to be tested to be a live liver donor. To learn more about donating please call the Henry Ford transplant coordinator Arlene Helms 313-916-9882 on behalf of Heather Erickson.
We understand a living donation may not be an an option for everyone and respect it's a personal decision.

As always with love,
Cathy and Rick Erickson
Cathys Blog 

Update as of 06-28-10

Some "Very good news" to report today...
A quote from Heathers Mom...
"UPDATE: A Good Samaritan stepped forward and volunteered to be Heather’s donor.
It will take several weeks to complete the process and until the tests are reviewed nothing is 100% certain. If this doesn't work out we will need to seek out a new donor".

Please keep this story active,  and if you have the goodness in your heart to be a donor please, learn more about donating by calling  the Henry Ford transplant coordinator Arlene Helms 313-916-9882 on behalf of Heather Erickson.

I might also add, the donor read the story on one of our "Blogs"
We in "Blogland" are indeed special people!
 Now we hold our breath and Pray for a good outcome!
"Thank you all" 

I am linking this post to several blogs


The Stylish House said...

Thank you I appreciate your kind words and support.
Hugs, Cathy

Lourie said...

The power of technology and prayer!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I pray that this beautiful, lovely girl gets a donor...I am not her blood type, but I am hoping that someone will read this who can help.
Cindy Adkins

Anonymous said...

I pray for a miracle for her.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Due to a previous illness I could not particpate as a living donor but I will be praying for this special young lady.

PS. I purchased my vintage ticking on Ebay.

Holly said...

Oh my heartaches for Cathy. I will send warm thoughts and prayers. I saw the update o Cathy's I am so hopeful for her and her daughter.

Anonymous said...

Hi there Sandy!

I hope you're doing well. I wanted to let you know that your link to the Boardwalk Bragfest was the most popular this week and is currently being featured here:

I think it touched the hearts of many and Heather remains in my prayers. You are helping to keep her story alive!

Please feel free to grab a "Featured" button!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wow...what a beautiful young lady Heather is. I will be praying that this donor works out for her and the transplant goes well. My brother-in-law had a heart transplant a few years ago and so I know a little bit how the process goes.


Anonymous said...

Oh, that's wonderful. I'll be praying that it's successful. I lost a very dear friend to liver cancer. My heart goes out to her and her family.

Kristen said...

I am not her blood type but I am praying for you that the match is successful. I just had a college roommates little 6 year old girl go though a liver transplant..they had all but given up and at the 11th hour, a liver was donated. Truly a miracle. I'm praying for that same miracle for your beautiful daughter.

Debbie said...

WOW this was fantastic news...I hope it all works out for her...that is just fantastic that it was found out here....I tell ya this blog land is amazing.