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Awesome News.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 7, 2008

I’ve been meaning to share this with y’all for quite some time now but just haven’t had the opportunity to really sit down and spend some quality time on it.  So today I decided that I would just do it before I forgot again or didn’t have the time.  Story of my life.

Anyway, Brad and Kellie Myers are staying at Parker’s House right now.  Actually they are at Duke right now in labor and hopefully Carter makes his grand entrance soon.  On their multiple trips to Duke they shared with the doctors up there about The Parker Reese Foundation and Parker’s House and the doctors started asking questions.  They wanted more information and were impressed with our mission to help CDH families.  So, long story short they asked for our info and we made some contacts and are in the process of scheduling a meeting with the CDH team at Duke for possible sponsorship.  I have spoken with 5 doctors, one was actually Parker’s doctor, and a social worker.  They are all very interested in working with our foundation on many different levels and supporting Parker’s House.  This news is overwhelming and I cannot even begin to explain what it will mean for families of CDH.  We are so excited to be working so  closely with one of the top facilities in North Carolina that we have to continue to pinch ourselves. 

We still cannot believe that after 10 months our foundation has grown to be what it is today.  We are so proud of all the people behind the scene that give countless hours of their own time and money.  We are so blessed to have the sponsors we do.  And we are especially blessed  that people are praying for our mission.  We believe first hand that prayer is powerful and it’s why we always ask you to say one for us and for all families past, present and future. 

We are in the process of opening our Chapter in Texas and are super excited about that.  We’ll have a Chapter in Texas y’all!  How freaking awesome is that?  Before long there will be a Chapter in every state.  We will change the face of CDH as we know it today.  We are making great efforts and strides to fund research, advocate awareness and support families affected by CDH. 

I am proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far and I know that with time our foundation will be even greater than it is today.  There are days when I question if I can do this or if I have the energy to do this and then I’ll get an email from a family and it confirms that I’m doing the right thing.  

We have some other really awesome things up our sleeves and I cannot wait to share those with y’all as they develop.  We are going to have a huge open house/anniversary party for Parker’s House next year so y’all start making plans to be there!!

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4 Responses to “Awesome News.”

  1. Kristy said

    Wow, it is amazing what you guys have done for CDH. I wish we had things like this in Australia. We dont really have anything. You are amazing. Keep up the great work. I was also wondering if you could add my CDH Angel to your blogroll. Her name was SKYLA MANAWA TEMAIPI, and her blog is http://skylacdhbaby.blogspot.com Thankyou

    Kristy, mum to angel SKYLA LCDH

  2. Kristyn said

    I have tears in my eyes reading about the awesome things that are in store for the PRF. Amazing and exciting! Just let me know what it takes to start a chapter/get things going–we are here for you in Iowa! 🙂

  3. Anonymous said

    Jes,
    I am STILL so very honored to be a part of it. Thanks!
    Every time I read such an inspirational post, I think ….”Wow – we really ARE doing it!!”

  4. Awesome. I hope you know how much of a blessing you guys have been in our lives. The CDH journey has been the worst experience of our lives, but you have gotten us through it; not just with a place to stay, but with an ear, a shoulder, and a wealth of information of what we were going to be up against. We don’t always know the real reasons why things happen, but what you guys and the McGuires have done for us is just a miracle. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help with Duke or with anything else!

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