Thursday, April 2, 2015

Five Years. Two Families.

Today marks the 5th anniversary of one of most life-altering days for our family. Five years ago today Roy Heck gave my father a new heart. Five years ago today two families became forever entwined in a story of love and hope that all started with one man's ultimate sacrifice.

Today we celebrate Michael's health and each day that he gets to be a Papa, a husband, a father, and a brother. The last five years have been an extraordinary journey. I have a feeling we will all blink and another five years will have flown by. Mike's progress has been amazing and he hasn't missed a beat, so to speak. Happy Anniversary Dad; we love you.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy 44th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This Dance Is For You, Roy

We love you Roy Heck! You have made my Dad's heart sing and his feet dance. Here's to you.

Dancing Queen (and King)

The first day of events at the Transplant Games was an eventful one for us! Mom and Dad gracefully made their way to the dance floor. Excitement and emotions were high. The music began and Dad effortlessly guided Mom through the twists and turns of a Waltz.

They were amazing. We all sat in awe of my parents; tears rolled down our cheeks from happiness and gratefulness. As the song came to an end we erupted in applause. Their dance made us and Team Texas proud.

We all made our way to the medal ceremony. Mom and Dad had performed their very best, but everyone was ecstatic when they brought home a GOLD MEDAL! Roy's mom Shannon was there to share in the joy with our family.

Mom and Dad's dance instructor Tina joined us for the day as well and took my Dad for a spin on the dance floor during the competition. Guess who brought home a second GOLD MEDAL?

Congratulations to Dad and both of his beautiful dance partners. You made us proud!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Let the Games Begin!

On Saturday night the Opening Ceremony for the Transplant Games of America was held.

It was a wonderful night full of tributes to both the athletes and their donors. The down side was everyone got to experience the stifling Texas heat. Good luck to all of the participants - GO TEAM TEXAS!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TMC Pulse and the Transplant Games

Take a look at the articles in the TMC Pulse newsletter featuring the Transplant Games.

The newsletter has lots of great stories; the "A Game With a Heart" starts on page 16.