Kaylee & Aubree Update
We are here to thank everybody for all the support and love from last year. We were very amazed by the way our community came together for us! We have had such a blessed year since then, with a few bumps along the way.
We got to go on Kaylee’s Make-A-Wish to Atlantis in the Bahamas. We got to swim with the dolphins! We chose salt water because that is the only water Kaylee can go in. We had the best time ever. That was the first time any of us had ever been in the ocean. It was really salty!
We also got to go to Homecoming with all our friends. Kaylee had to miss it the year before because she was in the hospital, making this year’s really special. We had such a great time and will never forget it.
We feel like after what the community did for us last year that we needed to do something to give back. At Christmas time, we wanted to do something special for the Children’s Hospital Dialysis Center because they have been so good to us. We got some of the girls (our best friends) from the Longmont High School National Honor Society to help us make comfort pillows (pillows that you can heat up) for all the kids on dialysis and the doctors and nurses that make it happen. We ended up making 52 comfort pillows, and then got the pleasure of delivering them. It was priceless to see the look on the kids’ faces when they were told that they could take them home. The doctors and nurses loved them too!
We had a few bumps too…
I (Kaylee) had to have two different hernia surgeries because of the dialysis, so that put me out of school a week for each surgery. On Thankgiving I developed peritonitis, a bacteria infection in the lining of my stomach. I had to go on heavy antibiotics for a couple weeks, but I had a great recovery.
I (Aubree) am still battling on a day-to-day basis. I don’t have much of an immune system, but I am hanging in there and playing volleyball and now soccer.
The good news is…
I (Kaylee again) finally got my kidney transplant on March 17th, and I am doing great. It is nice to finally not have to worry about what I can and cannot eat. ,It is also nice to not have to do dialysis every night. I still have to take lots of pills and I can’t go to school for 4-6 weeks but I will take it. I feel 100% better!!
We hope Andy Barela gets a ton of people to help him through the Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run. It not only helps financially, but it really helps your spirit knowing there are so many people out there pulling for you!
Register today and tell all your friends!
Aubree and Kaylee Adams
2012 Happy Smackahs