To anyone who has donated money, prayers, or thoughts, I give the most heartfelt appreciation I can.
You wonderful readers, strangers to me- though perhaps if you have been keeping up with my blog I am no stranger to you- are pulling together to do more good for Wash and myself than our own state did.
I was born in this state. My husband is a legal resident and citizen of Arizona. In my hour of extreme need this state looked at me as a number and said, "Have you thought of moving to Canada? We can do nothing for you."
The state I have paid taxes into since I was 16 and working, the state I attended university in, when asked to help me, advised me to move to a different country.
You gentle readers have pulled together and have shown me that kindness exists in humanity, if not bureaucracy.
I have gone through all of this for my husband. For my love. I wish that you all could meet him, you would understand. Wash is the reason for my own happiness. His kindness, his loving spirit, his endless well of forgiveness. He makes every moment of this worth while, because I can share it with him. He is my heart that keeps me going. He is my comprehension of unconditional love.
Thank you for seeing him as a person. Thank you for seeing more than a "dying guy". Thank you for seeing him more than just a "waste" of health funds, but as a still living, laughing, and loving 26 year old.