Jillian’s appointment is on Wednesday and from generosity of people (for the most part) I have never met in real life, this is astonishing!! Before Rhea put the auction live yesterday, we had raised $700 in CASH to go towards Jillian’s injections on Wednesday. I keep saying thank you SO many times, and I really can’t say it enough.
Since we DID receive some help from the Bloorview Family Fund, after we finish paying for Jillian’s injections on Wednesday, I will hang onto the remaining balance until our insurance company reaches a conclusion about subsequent injections. If they decide to approve, I will donate the money BACK to the family fund so another family can access it and benefit.
I have teared up so many times in the last few days! Just seeing other people share our story, or Rhea’s auction, I am overwhelmed. I’m working on a longer post to thank everyone individually.
Jillian asked yesterday when she’d be able to walk again. (She had caught a glimpse of her walker…) I responded with “VERY soon since there are so many people who love you!” Lauren, (as much as it bothers her to have Jillian up and getting into her stuff) is also excited and asked if we could try to take Jillian for a walk outside. We haven’t braved outside yet since she was just mastering the walker by the time the last injections wore off.
Thank you ALL for making this happen for Jillian, myself and my family. Adam and I are absolutely speechless by the love and support we have received. I will be sure to take video of Jillian walking and dedicate it all to you. I’m also very thankful that since I’m doing this fight, other families won’t have to. It takes a village to raise a child and I know I can rely on my online village.