Monday, January 19, 2009

I Have a Dream!!!!

And my dream would be that Reed would get a new heart and .....WE HAVE A HEART!!!!!! I got the phone call around noon today from Dr. Dodd telling us that they have a heart donor for Reed. Words cannot begin to explain the sheer excitement at that moment. We are waiting at the hospital for Reed to be taken to surgery which will be around 5:00. We think that the surgery will be about 5-6 hours long. The team of doctors have left for Kentucky to get Reed's new heart. Please pray for the precious family that has made this incredible sacrifice so that our boy has a chance at life.
Please be praying for the following:
His health
Surgery to remove & transport heart
Surgery to implant his new heart
His body to accept and grow
Family Giving us this Gift! In all my excitement, I can't help but think of the loss they are dealing with.
God Is Good!
68 Days!!!! His Heart Is Here! Thank you for your prayers!
Love, Ryan and Keeley White

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ryan and Keeley,
That's wonderful news!!! We're praying for y'all!!!
Beth Deming

Nancy (Palmer) Dodson said...

Keeley and Ryan, I have passed your blog link onto some friends at my church who will be praying for you. I'm saying praises for your new heart (and for the family who donated it) and prayers for your sweet baby's surgery later today.
Nancy (Palmer) Dodson

The Parker Family said...

Hallelujah! What wonderful news!! We will be praying for Reed and all of his amazing doctors and nurses. We serve a truly powerful God! Keep us posted with any updates and prayer requests.

Cheryl Palmer said...

Keeley and Ryan - Please know that my prayers are with you as well as the family who made the choice to donate he heart to Reed. Love to all, Cheryl Palmer

Max's Family said...

Praise God!!!! We are beyond thrilled for you! We will be praying fervently for your specific requests! Love you!

amber said...

Praise God!! I'll be praying for everything to go perfectly during the surgery. Love all the sweet pictures of those boys. You are blessed.

Tad and Michelle said...

Praying for you all! What wonderful news! We are so thankful for the answered prayer. We will continue to pray everything goes smooth and you have Reed home with you soon.

Anonymous said...

I have been keeping up with your blog through a friend. I am sitting here crying as I am so happy for you. I am also crying for the family of the donor. What wonderful people they must be to be so unselfish and give a gift of life to a precious baby. My love and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Reed to do awesome in the surgery and after, for peace for you and Ryan, for God to guide the surgeons and medical team and for the family who has experienced a great loss but who has given this awesome gift. God IS good!
Karen

Gavin's Mama said...

GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! I cried and jumped up and down when I received a text from Kelly this afternoon. SO SO happy for you all!! We will continue to pray and especially for your specific requests. Much love and hugs!!!

Michael and Hannah said...

God is so faithful!! We're praying for Reed's surgery... what a miracle!

Curry Long said...

Keeley and Ryan,
I am so excited for you and for Reed! You all have been in my constant thoughts and prayers. Can't wait to see him up in the pccu with his new heart!
Curry Long

Tiffany said...

Praise the Lord!! This is such awesome news. I'll be praying tonight for the surgery and for your family. If you need anything, let me know - I'm always here at the hospital.

Tiffany Polidor

Kimberly said...

Wonderful news!!! PTL and know that we are thinking and praying for you right now and will through out the night!

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy rolling are down my cheeks! Our prayers will continue throughout the night for your family and for the donor family as well! God is so good. "The Lord says, 'I will make my people strong with power from me!...Wherever they go, they will be under my personal care.'" Zechariah 10:12
We love you! Sarah Scott & Nick Collins

Anonymous said...

Ryan and Keeley,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so excited to hear the news that Reed's heart has come!
God is Good!
Jenny DeHart

The Partezana Family said...
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The Partezana Family said...

What wonderful news! We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Ryan and Keely, I am Max's Grangran. I have been keeping up through his blog. I am praying all of your specific prayer requests and I am spreading the word. God is so good! Barbara

Amanda said...

We are all praying! Love you guys!

juliette said...

Praying for Reed and you and Ryan. Thinking of you all these next hours, days, and months to come.
Juliette Allen

joyce klein said...

Keeley & Ryan, what great news, Troy and I will keep you all in our prayers. God is the greatest

wingertfamily said...

Ryan and Keely,
We don't know you, but we're friends with Brent and Amanda. They've kept us informed of your situation and we were delighted to hear of your news today. We're praying for you and the surgeons and the donor's family. Tonight will be a long one, but we do look forward to meeting both of these boys one of these days!
Carrie and Mark Wingert

Stacey said...

What a great day! We are praying for Reed and your family!!!

The Adcocks said...

We are praying for Reed and for you and Ryan! We have prayed for each of the specifics and continue to do so.

Abigail and Ansley said...

Your post brought tears of joy! God is SO good. We will be praying for you!!!!

Heather said...

Hi Keeley, I just saw Eric's post on Facebook about Reed's new heart. We're so thrilled for you, and devastated for the donating family. Please know our prayers will be with your family all night tonight. I can't imagine what all you're going through and am so glad that Reed sits securely in the Lord's hands. With Christian love, Heather and Mike Sztanyo

Lanie said...

Praise God! We will continue to pray fervently for your family.

Joy said...

Praying for the doctors who perform the surgery and praying that Reed's body will thrive with this new heart. Praise God, and may He give comfort to the family who gave this gift.
Joy Brown

The Aspenberg Family said...

HI Ryan and Keely! I know you don't know me, but We stumbled upon your blog from a friends friend blog! Following your amazing story! When I read your blog today I couldn't help but rejoice with tears for you all! The boys are beautiful and GOd is so amazing and we are praying diligently for you guys and praying everything is good!!! Your story is inspiring!! Plus I admire you with 2 little boys, I have 2 children Madyson 4, and Bryson, is 18 months!! Love and Prayers,Stacey from NJ aspenbergfam.blogspot.com!!

Mittig family said...

What wonderful news Keeley! I can't wait to hear that the surgery went perfectly! We'll be praying for you and your whole family and checking back for more details! Love you!

Rachel Kieswetter said...

Ryan and Keely,
I am praying for you guys! I have been looking at your blog for the first time, what a journey. I wish I could give you big hugs right now. I know God will give you peace that only He can give. I will continue to pray for all of you and all the doctors and nurses that are involved. Little Reed is obviously a fighter. I love you guys! Rachel Kieswetter

Karina said...

Keeley and Ryan, what a blessing it is to live in the time of our modern medicine! It is so wonderful to think that Reed has this chance at life, even as I also hurt for the family who was so generous to donate the heart. I will be praying for you fervently, now and in the days and weeks of recovery.

Laura Beth said...

There has been a constant stream of prayers for you guys since I heard the great news! Praise our awesome Father! We're praying that all goes well . . .

Missy said...

God is wonderful!!! May God continue to bless him! and may God bless the loving family that gave this gift! You, Ryan, Reed, Braden, and the doctors are in our thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Keeley & Ryan,
All our prayers have been answered. We were so excited to hear the good news and can't wait to hear all is well after the surgery. We are still praying for a speedy recovery and Reed to be home with his family. We love you all!

Jim & Teresa

mkburcham said...

God is so faithful--I am so thrilled to hear of the news and will definitely be praying. We love you all!

Courtney said...

What wonderful news! We will be praying for you all tonight! What a miracle!!! :)

mkburcham said...

God is so faithful--I am so thrilled to hear of the news and will definitely be praying. We love you all!

Dawn said...

PRAISE GOD!!
What wonderful news.