But now we get to move forward! Today is marked as Day Zero. It's overall been a pretty uneventful day. They did some pre-meds (steroids, Benadryl and Tylenol) and then came in with a bag of Amanda's stem cells.
In the upcoming days we would so love your prayers. This is whats been on my heart recently.
Dear Lord, please provide your protection. Thank you for the abundance of blessings and provisions that we have been given up to this point. Thank you for Amanda and her willingness to be a part of this journey and thank you for her protection through out the process. We pray now that her stem cells will agree with Joe's body and that his new immune system will grow strong. We pray against sickness and infection. We pray that you will bring engraftment and beyond that a full recovery. We pray for rest, peace and ultimately that we can be reunited with our family and tell stories of how far you have carried us along this journey. Amen
Thank you so much for all your prayers. I have attached a picture below of Joe and our hero, his sister, Amanda. While trying to come up with a thank you gift Joe said "hmmmm, what do I get the one person I just cant live without.... literally?" We decided that a #hero hoodie was perfect. We love you Amanda!