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Zachary’s Story

Zachary received the gift of a new heart on February 19, 2011.  His journey for the last 10+ years has been challenging.  He is an incredible, inspirational young man.



February 2001: 
Diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL)

May 2007: 
Diagnosed with treatment related Leukemia (AML)

August 2007: 
Bone Marrow Transplant

February 2011: 
Heart Transplant

Lord, We pray that no more will be added to this list. We give thanks for hope, faith, and love.  Amen.

Tasks from Zachary’s Planner

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9 am - 12 pm on January 31, 2015

Z-man Cleaning Fans

Hours are flexible. I had to put in a start time & end time to create the schedule.

9 am - 12 pm on February 7, 2015

Z-man Cleaning Fans

Hours are flexible. I had to put in a start time & end time to create the schedule.

9 am - 12 pm on February 14, 2015

Z-man Cleaning Fans

Hours are flexible. I had to put in a start time & end time to create the schedule.

9 am - 12 pm on February 21, 2015

Z-man Cleaning Fans

Hours are flexible. I had to put in a start time & end time to create the schedule.

9 am - 12 pm on February 28, 2015

Z-man Cleaning Fans

Hours are flexible. I had to put in a start time & end time to create the schedule.

9 am - 12 pm on March 7, 2015

Z-man Cleaning Fans

Hours are flexible. I had to put in a start time & end time to create the schedule.

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Latest Journal Update

January update and GO PACK GO!

Yes, I'm at the computer during the game.  I'm all too excited, and I keep going back & forth. Commercials allow for quality keyboarding time.  Go Pack Go!
Zachary's trip to the pain management doctor has been very successful.  At the first visit, the doctor set up a procedure to help alleviate Zachary's hip pain on the left side.  

The procedure was a trial run to see if something longer lasting could be done.  The procedure has a really long name, so I'll try to describe it without getting too technical.  Zach had the trial procedure last week.  The doctor went in 2 places with a tiny needle to numb the nerves in the hip joint.  The trial was was expected to get rid of the hip pain for about 6 hours.  It WORKED!  Now Zachary has a second appointment this week on Wednesday to get the procedure done again.  This time the procedure is a little different to obtain longer lasting effects which can last up to a year or more.  Please pray for longevity in a pain free zone.  

Zachary also had his evaluation visit for aqua therapy, and that starts soon.  Zach's pain management doctor loved the fact that he will be doing water therapy.

Now for the senior picture update.  Zachary got his senior portraits taken.  Caylor Photography did an AMAZING job.  Kathleen Caylor is an absolutely wonderful photographer, and we highly recommend her.  First Kathleen came to the house to take pictures of Zachary with his LEGO village and the dogs.  During the photo shoot, David had to constantly take Zachary's oxygen off and immediately put it back on after the pictures were taken.  So, let's say about 100 times.  At one point, Zach was really short of breath and almost passed out.  YIKES.  Way to freak out the photographer, but Kathleen was very focused to get the best pics for Zman.  After the home shoot, David took Zachary to Caylor Photography's studio which happens to be about 1 mile from our home.  There Kathleen took the formal senior portraits.  

If you are interested in looking at Zachary's photos, check out
http://caylorphoto.zenfolio.com/p336239529
 
You will be asked to put in your name and email, and this is just for security-nothing for marketing.  We picked five poses.  (#2, #5, #9. # 13, and #18)  If you're interested in purchasing them, these are the ones that she will be touching up for a magnificent finished product.  Contact her directly at 920-865-6500 or caylorphoto@new.rr.com.  Her website is www.caylorphoto.com You may also contact us and we could add your order onto ours.  Here's the most fabulous news of all.  Kathleen gave us a HUGE gift certificate to cover her time and a photo package deal.  What a true gift!  Thank you so much Kathleen!  We greatly appreciate it.  

GO PACK GO!!!
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4 Comments

Kathleen Caylor
By Kathleen Caylor (Photographer)
I'm so happy that you like the photos! Zachery did a great job. I couldn't have done it without his cooperation and David's dedicated support; this is a team effort. So, thank you!
Liz Fitzgerald
By LIz, Greg, Liam and Gavin
What great pictures! She did an Amazing job and Zachary you look great! You have a wonderful smile.Thank you for sharing. We hope the pain management treat works even more then the 1st treatment. Hard to believe graduation is right around the corner.
Bridget Marbes
By Bridget Marbes
Zachary you look awesome! I love that blue shirt on you!
Lynn Duncan
By Lynn Duncan, Fountain Valley CA
Very good choices on the photos!!!