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Old 12-15-2012, 03:44 AM   #328
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This week our destination is Eaton Rapids, Michigan. If you would like a destination for your card, how about sending it to Terry? Terry is the husband of fellow Teapotter Charlene (LilLuvsStampin). Terry has had some pretty significant health issues most recently but he is facing even more and is in the midst of an incredibly hard game of waiting......waiting for a kidney he needs very badly.

Back in October, as Terry and Charlene were dealing with trying to determine if any family members were a match to donate a kidney, he had a stroke and was hospitalized for two weeks. He has been in and out of the hospital and has been struggling with blood pressure problems. He has recently lost 35 pounds which unfortunately is not good since he is so thin due to his kidney failure. His medications are altering how food tastes and he has to force himself to eat.

The search is on for a kidney, the wait for one continues as he spends three days a week, four hours a day on dialysis. His medication also causes him to be drowsy, so he sleeps a lot. He longs to have his quality of life back and its difficult to keep his spirits up. Charlene is optimistic and keeps a positive attitude. She knows its just a matter of time until he gets his kidney. In the meantime, we are providing a little happy mail to give him something to look forward to each day, and then one day, they will get the phone call that is so important at this time, one leading to a new kidney.

Here is the address:

Terry Merrick
8830 Island Highway
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827

Thank you from Charlene and Thank you from me!

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