Thanks to everyone for all of the prayers for Evan. We have a large financial goal to meet but I have faith that we can do it. I have lots of good friends and a large family that will do everything in their power to help Evan. Evan's first surgery is scheduled on May 17th. They will reconstruct his left ear. I hope that they can do the reconstruction on the left ear in just one surgery. His right ear will probably take 3-4 surgeries. Once they reconstruct his ears they will surgically place the BAHA hearing aid. This will help Evan hear just like you and I do.
The total amount of Evan's surgeries is approximately $80,000.00. This is a round bout figure and the doctors in California that are going to perform the surgeries are currently working with the hospital/anethesiologist/hearing aid company to get us discounts. If it were not for Julie @ Dr Reinisch's office I would probably still be sitting at home crying and wondering how we could get this done. She has been a godsend!
Just last week I was thinking we would never get this done. Over the weekend I had thought of sponsors I would call to get gift cards/raffle items. One of the sponsors on my list was McKinney Honda. I went to work on Monday depressed and wondering just how I would ever do this. One of the people I met on Monday worked at McKinney Honda. TALK ABOUT A GOD THING. We talked and she has contacted me to offer help throughout the week. I cannot express the gratitude that I have. I went to lunch and was sitting in the parking lot thinking "ok God, if this is going to happen I will let it, but I need help." Julie from Dr Reinisch's office called ( I have not spoken to her in several months) and said she still had Evan scheduled for surgery in April. I explained to Julie that we did not have the money and I just got internet service so I could start researching programs to help with the expenses. She would not take no for an answer and said she would call me back in March. TALK ABOUT A GOD THING. I am now aware that things are happening and I just need to step back and let God do his work.
I have been very busy and have a 'to do' list I work on everyday. I have had lots of people asking about fundraising info and if anyone has any ideas please call or email me. I have set up an account for the Evan Holley Medical Fund at Centric Federal Credit Union. We have a chicken Spaghetti dinner/Rummage Sale that will take place at Trinity Baptist church. I will let everyone know as soon as we schedule a date. We also will be selling hamburger plates at Wal-Mart. As soon as I speak with Wal-Mart personnel to set a date I will let you know. I am waiting on order forms to see Butter Braids so if you are interested in helping sell these please let me know. You can visit their website to get more info. I am waking up each day with new ideas and everyday God sends someone my way with new ideas of information to help Evan. It is amazing how things just happen. I don't want to spend my life wasted . I want to wake up each day and find a way.........