Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016

Thanks to blood donors, Mia was able to celebrate Christmas with 
her family and sisters in California at Uncle Paul's house.
She had a great time!

Hanging out in the tiki room is one of Mia's favorite things to 
do at her Uncle's house...

Especially if her sisters are with her...on Christmas!

Mia loves the beach...if we could somehow move her there, it would be
so good for her spirit.

Even with low blood counts, she enjoys it so much and seems
to last longer between transfusions.

May God help us to find a match for her in the new year...
join us in praying for Mia.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Be The Match - PTAChandler

Mia braved the cold on Saturday from 9-2pm to help
with the Be The Match booth at a flag football game.

We were hoping to get a lot of people to sign 
up to help potentially save lives this Christmas season.

We had a handful...and were really hoping for at least 10 people
to join the marrow registry.

Thank you  to Pastor Tyler Johnson for signing up...
and to his wife Hayley for signing up below!

Awesome job to the volunteers who sat in the cold to get a 
few cheeks swabs.

We were hoping for 10, and we got it!!
Thank you so much for being our 10th person to 
register for Be The Match!!
You could potentially save a life just like Mia's.

The tournament collected all these toys for Mia's hospital...there were so many, 
what a great problem to have!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mia's 149th Blood Transfusion

Mia is feeling better thanks to 2 different generous
blood she received 2 units of red blood cells to live 
for the next  3 weeks.

We had some visitors...lots of news crews to hear about Mia's story.
There's always a shortage of blood in the month of December,
and it's critical that patients like Mia gt the blood they need to survive. 
The best gift you can give this Christmas:
-Donate your Blood so others can live.-

Click link to see what Mia had to say to Bryan West at 12 News!

Mia told Anita from Fox 10 that people should 'suck it up' and donate blood!!

3TV came as well as CBS5

Cardon Children's had a lovely visit from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
who brought MAJOR toys and gifts for all the kids currently in the hospital.
We went up to the 7th floor and Mia picked out a game and a nerf blaster
to get her sisters and uncle's good!! haha

The day got BETTER. Who knew you could go outside and see
horses when you're in the hospital! 
Mia actually rides horses so this was perfect for her.


Merry Christmas!!
Mia is surely blessed to be able to have another Christmas
with her family thanks to blood donors!
Thank you SO much.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

After Mia's doctor appointment, we stopped by
Highland High School to say thanks to the students,
parents, and teachers for taking the time to donate blood.
Mia's blood counts were actually very low (8.4 hgb)
so we didn't stay long.

The theme was cute!
Mia loves surfing in California.

Hang 10 and Save 3 Lives!