My 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.

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Suanne Prestby posted a new journal entry, "18 in two days!".

Zachary will be 18 on Saturday.  Yes, that's right. It's very exciting!  Do you know anyone who has been through as much as Zachary has in 18 young years?  Do you know ... Read more

Suanne Prestby posted a new journal entry, "August already?!".

Back in mid-July, Zachary had an appointment with his surgeon that did his fistula.  The ultrasound (vessel mapping) showed that Zachary's arm was ready for access for ... Read more

Suanne Prestby posted a new journal entry, "What a Beautiful Day!".

Good Morning!  Before I update, I just need to say this new format on Caring Bridge threw me for a loop.  It took me a little bit to work through it, so we'll have to ... Read more

Julie LaBerge signed Zachary's Guestbook.

Hello Prestby's!So happy to hear that summer is going well!  Looking forward to the next time we can get together :-)Love, the LaBerge Clan Read more

Barb Anderson signed Zachary's Guestbook.

Great news!   In awe of Zach's strength, spirit, and determination!  Continued prayers for a great summer and staying home!Barb Read more

Suanne Prestby posted a new journal entry, "June Update".

As you have guessed, the summer has been going well.  No news is good news.  There are a few things worth noting of course.  Zachary is doing well on his BiPAP machine ... Read more

Liz, Greg, Liam and Gavin signed Zachary's Guestbook.

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Home Sweet Home.  Zachary you always do so much better at home.  Glad to hear you were able to be discharged and hope you can stay home for a good ... Read more

Suanne Prestby posted a new journal entry, "HOME!".

Zachary had dialysis treatment this morning, and he was itching to be discharged.  The BiPAP requires training which is set up for tomorrow.  Instead of spending another ... Read more

Liz, Greg, Liam and Gavin signed Zachary's Guestbook.

Hi Prestby's hoping the BiPAP is received soon so you can all be home.  Big Hugs, Bigger prayers for a quick return home. Read more

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