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This is Kelly, Cady's mom, writing. I wanted to write to our followers personally because I have a lot of touching things I want to share. These last two weeks have been so amazing for all of us. When we first found out we had to pay for this procedure, I got a pit in my stomach. I never thought for a second we weren't going to do it, but I had no idea what we were embarking on. I feel so blessed to know all of you and I can only hope one day Cady will know each of you to thank you personally. She is a very lucky little girl and the love everyone has given her has, as a parent, been almost too much to bear emotionally. Everyone is pulling for my CadyBug and my husband and I are so grateful for this.
Several people seem to have come out of nowhere to help Cady. I am hesitant to name them because I don't want to single them out and have others feel slighted (because I am just as thankful for all of you), but you all know who you are and I want you to know how appreciative I am for all of your efforts!
Moving on, there's something else I want to share. When Cady was first born, I remember hearing the song Wonder by Natalie Merchant and feeling like it was her song. My cousin Colleen contacted me recently to tell me her son Christian could make a video of Cady that I could then share on YouTube. I envisioned what it might look like and right away I could hear that song playing. I looked up the lyrics and began crying (again - been doing a lot of that these days). The last stanza in particular gets me. You can also watch Natalie sing the song on YouTube.
I have no doubt this procedure is going to help Cady. To what extent, I can't say (obviously), but as I envision her future, I see her surrounded by love and strength, and that to me is what will get her through life.
Hugs to you all!