For Debbie 2/10/2018

I have had a few days off this week due to mechanical issues so I am trying to figure out what I can do to get the message through to people that the medical situation my wife is in IS a life or death situation. The only sure fix is a kidney transplant for which I am desperately searching. So I kept thinking what more could I do, what more has to be said about this. the answer came to me, NOTHING. I have said all I can and done everything that God has led me to do. Then God spoke to me and said “Gerry there is definitely more that you can do”. so feeling bewildered, upset, and confused I sat down, turned on the television and saw the answer. One of the reasons that people are so leery to help my wife might just be that they don’t know her very well at all. Well here are a few facts about my wife that might just help.

Debbie’s age is 57 soon to be 58.
Debbie is 5 feet tall even.
Debbie has no siblings at all and she only has 6 cousins all of whom are either the wrong blood type or in to bad of health to be able to help her with donation.
Debbie is married of course to me. She is a faithful attendee at Flintwood Weselyn Church.
Debbie has one daughter Casey Dawn, stepdaughter Avalon Michelle and a stepson Joshua Michael.
Debbie’s only daughter also has Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Debbie has 3 grandchildren Jaden, Kellan, and Aedyn.
Debbie is in excellent health with the exception of the Polycystic Kidney Disease that is trying to kill her.
Debbie has never smoked in her life.
Debbie has never ever done any illegal drugs.
Debbie doesn’t drink.
She is very protective of all living creatures.
She loves animals but her favorite are cats.
So, these are a few facts about my loving wife and believe me when I say this, I have done everything I can to donate one of my kidneys but Indiana University Health refused to let me. I am finishing this post with a short video I put together to further get you acquainted with my best friend in the whole world. Remember, dialysis is a short term fix and it shortens her life. The best possible scenario is for a live donor to come forth. It must be someone who is altruistic at heart. If you are in the slightest bit interested in being a living donor for Debbie and you have type “O” blood you must call Indiana University Transplant at 1-800-382-4602 and talk to Kelly. I have been told that she will discourage you from donating so unless you’re serious, please don’t call.

The World Needs To Slow Down

The world is moving way to fast. It seem like life on most days is just passing us all by. I get up, got to work, and if I am lucky I might get to spend a couple of usually interrupted hours at home with my wife
But seriously, there has to be a way to slow the days down just a bit so we can enjoy the time we are here in this great planet we call earth! As a blue collar worker and a professional at the same time I can speak from experience when I say that this society and the people in it are struggling to make schedules! You see I am a professional truck driver, I like to refer myself as a Transportation Engineer! My wife gets pretty irritated when I refer myself that way but hey….I call it like I see it!

For example, just today as I was leaving town to go deliver this load, I was traveling a two lane road and the posted speed limit was 45! I was traveling at 55 and this asshole in a SUV passed me at about 65 mph but he did it on a double yellow line. And I thought, really, is life moving that fast that you have to take deadly chances? And believe me, this is a daily thing!

I can remember back when I was a kid, all the stores were closed on Sundays. We were able to actually sit down at the dinner table and have family time. I really long for those days because I believe that society has this in such a mess that most families beds at least few and sometimes 3 incomes to make it in this economy! Also back years ago we never had to worry about safety issues for our kids. I was able to stay out pretty much until bedtime and was able to go anywhere in my neighborhood without fear of any kind! It is so sad that my kids had to grow up in the society and environment that they did because I believe they would have been so much happier back in my generation!

I am always looking for ways to make money, my wife and I both work a full time job and to be honest I usually put in 14 to 16 hours per day! We also have a small vending route that I work two day per month and we cut grass for people who are not able to cut it themselves for various reasons. The grass cutting is done at a discounted rate! So all in all I usually stay very busy and always try to stay ahead of this weak economy!