After a couple of very quiet weeks, we have much to look forward to.
First…a firm date…August 14th… has been set to tour the Piedmont Facility that has been mentioned in prior posts. A lot hangs on this visit to Piedmont.
Second…Brad has been in contact with another Foundation whose main purpose is to fund research in order to find a way to make heart transplants last longer than is anticipated at the current time. It is called enduringhearts.org and it was started by a mom and dad whose 2-year-old daughter, at the time, required and received a heart transplant. We are currently deciding on a date and time when our two Foundations can meet to discuss our mutual concerns.
And lastly…Mary was contacted by Pat at the Georgia Transplant Foundation asking if she had heard about the transplant house in Charleston. Mary googled it and found that a Foundation in Charleston is pretty much at the same place we are, in the planning stages, to build a transplant house. Mary contacted them and a call is scheduled with them to compare notes, so to speak.
It is so interesting to all of us how so many people that we meet or are put into contact with are so much “on the same page.” It seems that the transplant world is very interconnected. We had already realized that in a small way in the Atlanta area, but that knowledge is spreading rapidly to other places. And the more we learn, the more we realize the absolute need for what we are doing.
The wheels move slowly at times, but we are more than able to be patient. The three Evans all feel that we are on the cusp of something great. All in God’s timing and his way.