We are hoping she will find one soon (we are testing a family member). In the meantime, I was able to attend a fundraiser last week in Stockton to help raise funds for the transplant surgery should we find a donor.
Although it was hard on the family at first, we are staying very positive about the situation. Marissa exudes positivity right now and couldn't be any happier that she finally has enough energy to attend school (it's her first year of high school). Love her and I hope we have some good news on this soon!
|My sis Hong, me, my sis Nga|
|Marissa, Hong, Johnathon (my nephew)|
|Reserved for Marissa!|
|Gramps with Max (Max would NOT let anyone else hold him that night!)|
|Leon chasing Max (BTW, this was how most of the dinner went w/ Max)|
|Max points something out for Grandma|
|Max & the Grands|
|Hong, Marissa, & John (Marissa's Dad)|
|Marissa giving her thank you speech|
Marissa also got to spend some time playing with Max. He was being pretty coy and shy around her at first (um...not Max's usual M.O.) then once he warmed up, he didn't want anyone else holding him! So cute to see these cousins together.
|M & M - cousins!|