Wednesday, May 15, 2013


We received notice of a simply amazing blessing yesterday that I had to share about here.  A nonprofit called the JLH Foundation in Houston donated a large amount of money to COTA to be distributed to their patients in Texas, and a generous amount was directed to Keegan's COTA account.  We have been depleting Keegan's COTA account very quickly between his many inpatient stays, trips out of state to other hospitals, and cost of his rehabilitative therapies.  After receiving our most recent information from the neurologist on the brain atrophy Keegan has suffered, we are more driven than ever to continue to pursue these therapies in order to help him grow, learn, and achieve more.  This donation will easily replenish his account and lift the burden for us immensely over the summer and the rest of this year.  I'm at a loss for words to explain this blessing other than that we are extremely and humbly grateful for such a gift.

The JLH Foundation was created by John L. Hern of Houston, who saw a need to financially support his fellow transplant patients as he waited almost a year for his own heart transplant.  After his death due to rejection, the JLH Foundation was able to donate the Patient Resource Center at Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center in Houston.  I couldn't find much more information on the current state of the Foundation, but we were informed by COTA that their donation was to be directed to Texas families receiving aid through COTA.  We are so thankful for the generosity of the JLH Foundation and the work that COTA tirelessly does to help families like ours.  I pray and plan that one day our family will be able to bless others on this journey as graciously as these two organizations.

1 comment:

Ben and Abby said...

Really, really cool, Maddie! God works in some amazing ways. :)