“Almost exactly a month ago, I was at home taking care of my 5 children when I received a text from a number I didn’t recognize. Having recently attained my realtor’s license, I didn’t think much of it as I anticipated receiving calls and texts from unknown numbers with this profession. I opened up the text to see a young lady in a dress asking for an opinion on how she looked. We moved to Spring Hill, Tennessee, in October, and being a realtor, I had decided having a local number would make more sense. Apparently this phone number is a recycled number because this wasn’t the first text, or phone call, I had received from someone expecting someone else to be the recipient.
快进到3月8日，这位在我们的Facebook小组Carlie Perkins的小姐发布了Syd的朋友Mandi Miller的这款推文的屏幕截图，该推文正在起飞，显然包括我的孩子。屏幕截图显示了衣服上女孩的照片，我立即知道这是什么。我想，‘哦，这很酷！孩子们很有名！’在我指出的那时，这条推文有18,000多个喜欢和2,000多个转发。我认为这意味着我们是病毒的。仅供参考，除非有60,000或更多喜欢，否则显然不会被视为病毒，或者每张Google的转发率为80,000或更多。因此，我很快了解了什么风险！
I thought it was really cool that this was gaining traction and I thought, ‘Hey, I’m gonna say hello!’ So I tweeted a hello response telling Mandi hi and how I found out about it. That’s when things got crazy. This gentleman named i.l.l.u.m.i.n..N.a.u.g.h.t.y on Twitter (whom I now know is a super kind man from India) joined my son’s Facebook group and took the initiative to post hisGoFundMe链接。几个人,包括illuminaughty,哈哈d asked for a thumbs up from Kaizler. So, I thanked him for his consideration and posted a picture of Kaizler giving a thumbs up.
我们观看了赞和转发的成倍增长。我们告诉孩子们他们很有名，尽管他们认为这很酷，但我们并没有得到很大的回应，主要是因为他们不完全知道Twitter是什么。较大的孩子听说过它，但我们试图使他们在社交媒体这样的事情上有限。在观看所有这些都非常酷时，真正震惊的是我们的GoFundMe帐户的成长。捐款开始进来，我和我的妻子对人们的慷慨大度感到惊讶。我记得在推特上发布了有关GoFundMe如何获得$ 1,000的推文！我们非常兴奋 - 在当前情况下，1,000美元对我们来说将是一件大事。它不止于此。
I can’t even begin to tell you what this means to us, what this meansforus. We have an amazing support of friends and family. The prayers have been non-stop, people have given their time and energy to help us in whatever ways they can. I am humbled by the generosity and outpouring of love we have received by the people we know, and by people we’ve never even met.
To give you some background, Kaizler was diagnosed in 2015. Kaizler was acting lethargic and he had a temperature off and on. We didn’t go to the doctor right away because we assumed he was just sick, and sickness is no stranger to a home with 6 kids. After a day or two, my wife decided she better get him checked out because he was beginning to look pale. We took him to his Primary Care Physician at that time, Jennifer Sevier. Jennifer is our hero. A lot of times physicians don’t catch these things because they just take some symptoms, try to treat them, and if that doesn’t work, then they dig deeper. Not Jennifer. She could tell it wasn’t an ear infection and he tested negative for the flu, so she requested blood work immediately.
We got a call a little after that saying that we needed to take him to Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Missouri, to run labs because they thought he was anemic. A couple hours after that, the hospital called and advised us to take him to Children’s Mercy ASAP. They told us that he either had a severe viral infection, or he had Leukemia. We have never prayed so hard for a severe viral infection in our lives.
Kaizler is at a chemo clinic today. He had to make up for one of his missed LP’s (Spinal Tap) today. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all the love and support. We are humbled by everyone’s response to this situation. It’s amazing, that something as simple as a little text, can turn into a life changing event. God bless all of you.”
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