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, "Overdue Update Coming Your Way!".

It's hard to believe that it was Aug. 21st when I updated last.  August 23, 2014:  Zachary turned 18, and we had a lovely party at our home.  Yes, Zach is officially an ... Read more

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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

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