Thursday, March 10, 2011

We did it!!!!

It's been a long amazing journey. I can't believe all that we've accomplished together in the last month. We started out with the goal to help Connor get his insulin pump. I figured this would take months and months of planning garage sales, car washes, and saving every dime. I never dreamed that people would be so willing to help my son and our family. This whole experience has taught me to have faith. Faith in others, faith in my family, and faith in myself. It's so hard to ask others for help but what I've learned is that when you are in need there are others who are right there waiting, waiting to help you in any way that they can. People are more kind and generous than I'd ever imagined. Please watch the video below and see what you helped to make happen by being one of Connor's Commandos.

In a month we were able to raise not only enough money to get Connor his pump but to pay for all of his medical needs this year and then some. We are currently working with his doctor, the insurance company, and the pump manufacturer to get Connor what we've all worked so hard for, his pump! We are hoping that after some training he will be pumping in the next couple of weeks. (Pictures and update to come)

Again thank you from the bottom of my heart for changing our lives forever with your kindness. We will never forget how so many hands came to help in our time of need. Thank you for helping to ease some of the burden that my son must bear everyday for the rest of his life. Thank you for being that Elite Special Force that has once again brought a smile to his face. I know there will still be hard days ahead of us, and when those days come I will look at his pump and be reminded how loved we are and how blessed we've been to have had this experience of a life time and to have been witness to the miracle that has taken place in our family.

For an more detailed update please visit our family blog at Bless Our Nest


  1. That is wonderful news! Pumping really is life changing. You will love the freedom it gives you and Connor!

  2. Great job on the video! I am so happy for your family!

  3. Thanks so much! We are so looking forward to getting the pump. Connor is already so excited to be able to eat whenever he wants to and not worry about having to take a shot.

  4. Great job Amy. I am so glad that you guys met your goal

  5. Thanks Nancy! I never thought we'd be able to do it so quickly.