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Thread: 6 year old local child in need of kidney transplant

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    6 year old local child in need of kidney transplant

    A doll had been given to this child who lives in my town. There have been those clear donation cannisters around town trying to raise money to help parents with expenses that will be occurred now with his 'treatements' and when/if a transplanted kidney becomes available. cajunquilt2 is making him a quilt and I made the boy doll he is holding. His grandma says he sleeps with it every night and loves it. He has named the doll Ted. I thought I'd share this with you, and hope you enjoy seeing Trent and Ted.

    Vickey Stamps.

    P.S. This makes a total of 117 dolls that have found a home and a child to love them. Hugs to you and yours.

    Vickey
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    Vickey, how kind of you to make dolls for these kids. I'm sure they find great comfort in having them. God bless you and Trent.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Aww what a sweet litte boy and his new doll I am praying he gets a kidney soon!

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    Me too. Thank you for your caring replies.

    Vickey Stamps

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    aaawwweee, he is just PRECIOUS.....a blondie like my boys.Brings tears to my eyes. Can't wait for the fabric I ordered to get here so I can make his quilt.
    Tell him grandmother thank you soooo much for sending us a picture.
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    How adorable! His grin definitely says he loves his doll you made. I will definitely keep this little one in my prayers. I have PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) so his illness hits close to home with me. God bless you for blessing others with your gifts. We can never do to much to help others in situations like this.
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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
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    re: Picture and upcoming quilt

    Will do. I gave her an envelope with your home address on it so a thank you could come your way, when Trent gets his quilt. She thought he'd love having Hockey paraphenalia on the fabric...just for him.

    Big hugs. Glad you got to see the picture.

    Vickey
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    You are very welcome. Thanks for making that quilt for Jaeson.

    Vickey

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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    I only do what I am able. I like being able to design and freely use that simplistic design to life some unwelcome discomfort from a childs life and that of its family. God bless you and thank you for those prayers for Trent and his family. I sure like your avitar. Did you make a quilt using that block or is it a whole quilt?

    Vickey

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    How adorable! His grin definitely says he loves his doll you made. I will definitely keep this little one in my prayers. I have PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) so his illness hits close to home with me. God bless you for blessing others with your gifts. We can never do to much to help others in situations like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggirl View Post
    How adorable! His grin definitely says he loves his doll you made. I will definitely keep this little one in my prayers. I have PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) so his illness hits close to home with me. God bless you for blessing others with your gifts. We can never do to much to help others in situations like this.
    My son was born with PKD also. In his middle 20's one kidney died and he went into kidney failure. He was placed in hospital on hemodialysis and then learned to do peritoneal dialysis which gave him more freedom. On Sept 2, 2000 he had a kidney transplant in Tampa FL Life Link and Tampa General Hospital. he was 24 when he got his kidney. Are you a small framed person? My son is , weighs less than 100 lbs, shops in the boys departments of stores. If you start getting sleepy even though you got a good nights sleep, go to your kidney doctor. My son thought he was fine, but he wasn't he was dying from the toxins building up in his blood stream. His remaining kidney continued producing urine so he didn't swell up with fluids. Do not ignore little signs of kidney failure.

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    It breaks my heart, that in this great country, people have to try to fund their child's lifesaving medical treatment by donations. I won't say anymore. My best wishes for this darling child.

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    Such a beautifl young man! My prayers to this special little one and his family. Praying he gets his kidney soon.
    Bless you so much for your generosity with making dolls for children. One only needs to look at his smiling face to know how much it means to him.
    Helen T.

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    thanks. I know some families with children like this child end up with medical bills they will never be able to pay off. That happened also with my brother and his wife. He had 4 bouts of cancer, the last 2 putting them so deep in medical bills that my sister in law, can never dream of seeing them paid off. Today is her birthday and another day that should have been joyful, but now without her husband. My brother (only sibling) died March 12th of this year, following his 4th and worse battle with cancer, this time in the bones and pelvic regions. He had just gotten past a reconstructionfrom bladder/prostate cancer a few months before. I sure miss him. God bless all.

    Vickey S.

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