Kylie Doniak's Journal
A HUGE Thank You
Written May 16, 2012 9:43am by Alyssa DoniakMy family and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped out on Saturday at the Kickin It For Kylie event. It was such a success and Kylie even got to come out and see everyone. I can't believe how many people stepped up to help our family when we definitely needed it most. Words really cannot express how amazed and grateful we are at everyone's generosity with their time and resources. It was such a fun day of soccer and conversations; I know my family and I will never, EVER forget that day.Kylie keeps looking at the pictures and the booklet that was made for her and saying, "I can't believe how many people I have impacted!" We keep telling her, "Ky, you have no idea." :)A special thank you to Ashley and Cynthia Fernando, Maddie Gougeon, the Pabigian family, the Carter family, and the Wright family. We know this event could not have happened without you all and we are forever grateful. We just love and appreciate everyone who donated their time and resources so much!!!!Proverbs 11:25"The one who blesses others abundantly is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped."
Wednesday Week 13
Written May 9, 2012 9:42am by Alyssa DoniakMan says 'Show me and I'll trust you'. God says 'Trust me and I'll show you.'Hello everyone!I am sorry that it has been so long since I have last written! As you can imagine, having Kylie home is a full time job. She is doing so great, though, and we are very happy to have her home. She is walking around without her cane all the time now. Her knee is still bothering her, so keep praying for her knee to get stronger and for her balance to become better and better. She had an X-Ray last week and the doctor said her broken leg was healing nicely, but they will probably never be able to repair her ACL again. We are focusing on pain management and strength exercises for now.She says our prayer at dinner every night and I don't think there has been one night where my family and I weren't completely blown away by her words. She just knows exactly what to say to God and thanks him profusely for everything we have been blessed with. It is truly amazing! She told us last night that she was so happy that she could be used by God to bring people to Him. I was speechless (and teared up of course).Keep praying for her clarity because she still is very confused a lot and she repeats questions over and over all day. :) She is starting to know some of the answers, but we have to prompt her and remind her that she knows. Pray for my family to have patience as we try and answer her questions in the best ways to help her remember and understand.My family and I want to say a huge thank you for all your continued support through this crazy journey. We have been so blessed to receive so much love from the community and our friends; it is unbelievable. The dinners that people have been bringing to us have been delicious and I know that we can't even express how grateful we are for everyone's help. Sometimes the help even comes from people we don't know, which just shows how powerful God can be sometimes!Keep praying and keep loving on us as we continue toward Kylie's full recovery! I know God is just working His plan in us and in all of the people who have been joining us on this amazing journey.Reminder: This Saturday, May 12th, there will be a soccer tournament for Kylie at Ayala High School put on by some of our former soccer teammates. There is a website on Facebook about it called Kickin' it for Kylie. Please come out and support her by playing or just by hanging out and having fun! :)
Soccer Tourney for Kylie!
Written Apr 24, 2012 10:56pm by Alyssa DoniakIsaiah 49:23"Those who hope in the Lord will not be disappointed."Hi everyone!This is going to be a short entry, but I just wanted to let you all know that the transition home has been really good! It's still hard because Kylie is confused a lot and she doesn't always understand what we are saying, so keep praying for her to become more comfortable with each situation that she is in. Pray for my family's strength and perseverance as we are her main nurses now! She is getting better each day with her walking and her talking, so I know she is trying so hard to come back 100%. Thank you for the continued love and support.Some of our friends from the soccer community are putting together a soccer tourney to raise money for our family. It is happening on May 12th and you can find more information on their facebook page if you are interested in participating. Here is the link: