Last week the guys my dad works with at the base held a burger burn for me. They get all the burgers donated and during reserve weekend instead of the guys going out to eat they buy a hamburger. Just from that they raised $500 to help out with my medical expenses. I was floored that they raised so much money for me. They presented me with the money last week. All the Commanders and the guys from the shop were there. Of course I started to cry when they presented me with the money. On the left is a picture of me with all the Commanders. The right picture is with all the guys in the shop my dad works with.
I decided that I had too much free time on my hands and I wanted to find an organization that I could volunteer for. A friend told me about A Wish With Wings. They grant wishes to terminally ill children. I met the people that run this organization and they are wonderful people. Every year they raise money by taking pictures with Santa. I made sure I dressed festive when I went to volunteer. Well I wasn't dressed festive enough. When I got there they showed me where to change and I had to wear an elf costume. Luckily I wasn't by myself. Also they didn't tell us to bring tights because the costumes aren't that long. I made the best of it and even took a picture with Santa. I have proof that I was an elf.
We are still looking for a donor. I have had 5 out of 6 people respond to have additional blood work done. We are still a few weeks away from finding out if any of them will be my donor. I figure it will be January before I get my transplant. I am fine with that, but I hope it won't be too much longer. Waiting is getting harder. I really want to get back to work. Being home all day does get boring.