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Natalia has been enjoying being a kid! From birthday parties and fall fairs, to just enjoying her rescue pups outdoors and breathing in fresh air!
We were blessed and were gifted another tiny rescue therapy pup! These tiny pups have so much love to give! Natalia says they calm her, they really are so good for her....and good for our family!![...]
Natalia had the 3D. cat scan today, which confirms the presence of a mass. Something is there. I'm praying that it's a simple cyst. No more than a dental procedure. Dr said NO ONE will sleep until we go in and biopsy it. They will go in, expose the impacted tooth, biopsy the mass, and depending on the findings they will remove it and scrape the bone.
They are trying to get the approval for her to have surgery by the end of next week. Standing in FAITH, for my HOPE is in the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. HE has us in the palm of HIS hands.[...]
For the past two weeks, I have suppressed the fact that our ordinary ortho consult with a very conservative orthodontist ended with a referral to a specialist of facial bones. Braces are the least of your worries, he said. He did a routine X-ray to find out why her incisor had not erupted (a rare finding), and saw a mass in her jaw that needed further surgical work up. Due to her history, every one scrambled to get her the soonest appointment with this specialist, and the proper paperwork for the insurance to pay for this special 3D cat scan.
That special consult and ct are scheduled for TODAY.....ruling out Ewing's sarcoma.[...]
Gabriel has had complications from the stomach bug and has been hospitalized. His whole GI system was out of whack. We will hopefully go home tomorrow. Although he finally smiled today, he is still very tired and lethargic. Thank you for continuing to lift him up in prayer as he continues to recover. May the Lord's POWERFUL HEALING touch cover him and may The Lord give him divine health.
It has been very difficult being admitted back to the place where we waged war for Natalia's life. We all had a hard time....same floor, same room....same toothpaste.......Natalia said "mom, this tastes just like when I had cancer." This time she was the one sleeping on the floor........
To say that it's been exhausting is an understatement, but I KNOW that MY GOD will supply ALL my needs according to HIS riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.(Philippians 4:19) and I CAN do ALL things through HIM, who gives me the strength to do it.(Philippians 4:13)
Our God is a God of purpose, and HE IS at work in the midst of our sickness, weakness and exhaustion.....I am letting go, casting ALL cares on him and free falling into my loving father's arms.....TRUSTING my Heavenly Father has every little thing under control......KNOWING HE WILL take care of us, NEVER forsaking. ALWAYS unconditional, NEVER TIRED. HE WILL ever so faithfully carry us through........to the other side.....I KNOW it.[...]
Welcome to the Natalia support family! This site is for family and friends, old and new, to organize our efforts to support this extraordinary person. This page will serve as your home base for rallying the troops, receiving updates , and raising dearly needed funds to support Natalia . Here's the plan:
Your First Step: Please take 30 seconds to click on the "Follow" button on the top right of this page. This will allow you to receive updates, read journal entries, make donations, share Natalia ’s story on social media, and help the family with week-to-week calendaring needs. Though not mandatory to follow Natalia ’s page, we encourage you to easily create an account with your name and email in order to be able to post photos, leave comments and sign up as a helping hand on the Calendar page. Feel free to upload a photo of yourself to your profile so we can get to know and recognize others on Natalia ’s support team. After clicking “Follow” above, read on to learn more about what you can do to help.
Journal: This tab is where you can read the latest entries posted for Natalia and our support team. You may see additional authors writing updates here to help alleviate pressure for Natalia and expedite information sharing. Each post is followed by a photo and name of the author of the entry. You can reply with supportive comments to any journal entry, or click on the name of its author to send a private message.
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Calendar: Please see this important section to learn what the family needs NOW. This will be an especially helpful section for locals in close proximity to Natalia . This is an up-to-date calendar which will list the family's immediate needs such as child-care, rides, and meals to help most in the short term. If you see a need posted and can fill it, please sign up through the calendar page directly (i.e. not through private communication) to let us and others know that you've committed to that need. Please check back often to help out with the most recently posted needs!
Donations: The very most impactful way to help Natalia ’s is to make a direct donation right now. After insurance participation, bills and related costs are expected to reach several thousand dollars. This fund will be used at the sole discretion of Natalia and family to help manage all related expenses, and will give them the flexibility to take time off work as needed to directly support Natalia ’s. Donations can be made securely using credit or debit card for any amount. PostHope.org generously makes these donations free of any fees. All donations, large and small, come with the eternal gratitude. Thank you for your generosity in considering what amount you are personally able to give.
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