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Hospital marathon weekend

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on July 13, 2008 - 7:25pm

Our 20 yr.old niece Stephanie was taken to the hospital last night. Missy and I went to be with the family. Evidently she had a tumor on her kidney by the name of Angiomyolipoma. It's very rare according to her doctor. He has only seen two other cases in his thirty year career. A portion of the tumor ruptured. She had emergency surgery this morning. They could only get 80% of the tumor though. She came out of the surgery alright but they will be watching her closely for a while. Once she's released from the hosptal which won't be for at least a week she will have to go back periodically for a CT scan to see if the tumor is growing at all or forming into cancer. It's going to be a long and tough journey ahead for her. The family is going to do what we can to help alleviate some of the stress for them. Right now Missy and I are checking into ways to possibly get financial help for her bills. She has no insurance at all. Her bills are already at about $250,000. No one can afford to pay that! I know we'll be able to find some help for her we just don't know how much help. Would you please keep Stephanie and her parents in your thoughts and prayers? It would be greatly appreciated.

I have needed Josh so badly today I could hardly stand it. He's my crutch for making me feel better. I guess it could be worse right? LOL
It's been a very long day so I'm going to say bye for now.

To all my Grobanite friends I couldn't get through my days w/o you. THANK YOU!

Shirley

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