A Menan family is so grateful to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for helping them through one of the hardest times of their life.
You wouldn’t notice by looking at her today; but almost one year ago little six-year-old Sadie (now 7) underwent what would turn into the hardest moment of her life.
It took doctors a while but they quickly found out Sadie needed a liver transplant.
“They never knew a cause and we had thought if you’re on the transplant list you’ve got months or years before you get your transplant; it was hard too because my husband’s father died shortly after having a liver transplant” said Sadie’s mother Kim NewMyer.
“I still remember holding her in the hospital and she climbed on my lap and said dad I don’t want them to take my liver; and how do you explain that to your six year old that her liver isn’t working; that they were going to find her a new one” said Sadie’s father David NewMyer.
After 3 weeks in the intensive care unit and several emergency surgeries; Sadie started to recover.
While there have been a few bumps in the road; Sadie is as happy and healthy as ever.
“When we go down to primary’s now she likes to climb all over the medical table and jump up and down and try to show the doctors that she’s healthy so they won’t have her stay; you’d never know; looking at her that she was so sick and been through so much” continued Kim.
After a long wait; Sadie finally gets to have some fun thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
She was excited to talk about her wish: “To go to Florida and go to Disney World.”
“It’s hard to describe what hope that offered and how that affected us; even in the time when the idea was in its infancy; pretty incredible way to offer some hope; and some reassurance that some brighter days were ahead” said David.
“It’s been good for the whole family because it helped her sisters when they were scared and upset too to say hey we get to go do something fun” said Kim.
Sadie will get to make her wish come true sometime next year.
If you would like to help make a child’s wish come true you can call the Make-A-Wish Foundation at 208-238-9474.