Friday, July 19, 2019

Blood Transfusion #192

Attention all fellow human beings...
there is a shortage of blood on the shelves for patients
like Mia who REQUIRE it to live.
PLEASE help donate blood if you are able to.
She is literally holding her life in her hands every time
you take the time to simply donate.
If you are blood type: 0 - we need you!

We loved visiting with the future Dr. Chris Beann 
when he was doing rotations at Cardon Children’s!! 

Remember to donate blood! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


I love having my dad with me at the hospital!

Face timing Lucy in France makes any 
hospital day better! 

Feeling better after blood transfusion #191!

Friday, May 31, 2019


If you’ve taken the time to donate blood I could honestly never thank you enough. Mia wouldn’t be here without you and I’m blessed to watch Mia simply live her life and experience all the things that life has to offer. We’ve recently had a bump in the road with Mia’s health, specifically her iron counts. If you didn’t know, the blood transfusions that SAVE her life every 3 weeks (just had #190 today!) overloads her heart & liver with iron which is deadly. How ‘IRONic’ that the blood which helps her stay alive slowly builds up the iron on her organs, they call it a silent killer. Unfortunately since last year her iron counts have doubled. That’s bad. So if you are able to pray for Miss Mia that would be so appreciated! (Mia needs to stay on top of taking that medicine too.) We’ll see what her levels are at her next MRI probably this winter. Mia you are the bravest girl ever, I know I’ll never be as strong as you are. God gives His hardest battles to His strongest soldiers! #donateblood @miasmarrow

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Transfusion #189

Mia has been super sick with a pesky virus.
On top of low blood counts, see girl.
No matter what she is always smiling!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday - #188

 It’s Good Friday today, and we can’t help but think of how symbolic it is to be receiving a life saving blood transfusion today, on Good Friday. Jesus donated His blood for us on the cross 2,000 years ago...’by his wounds, you are healed.’ 1 Peter 2:24 *Extra thankful for the gift of life given to Mia by people who take the time to donate blood and to celebrate an Easter weekend filled with faith, family, and friends! “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Friday, March 29, 2019


Two life saving blood transfusions in March = 4 units of donated blood (can’t be bought in a pharmacy) = living life during spring break = continuing to be able to go to school with friends = Gift of Life for another 3 weeks = Priceless! Which is why, *IF you are able to donate blood, you should! You truly save a life that would otherwise not be alive, like Mia’s, EVERY single time you take the time to donate blood. Thankful beyond words for blood donors ❣️

I wonder who donated their blood so I can live?

Mia and a very special nurse...Miss Christine!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Mia had a bone marrow aspiration this morning. She did great and was smiling when she woke up from the anesthesia. What a trooper! - A Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration can show whether your bone marrow is healthy and making normal amounts of blood cells. (In DBA there’s no red cells being made.) Doctors use these procedures to diagnose and monitor blood and marrow diseases, including some cancers. - In Mia’s case with DBA, it’s recommended to get that procedure done every year in a half - two years. It was super fast she’s just a little sore where they poked her with a big needle on the back of her hip. A yummy brunch helped her to feel better!!