Welcome to Laura's CaringBridge website. In 2011, Laura was diagnosed with an overlap syndrome (Autoimmune hepatitis & sclerosing cholangitis. Very rare, no cure, life expectancy less than 10 years. Her only hope is a liver transplant and she has been on the transplant list at Cincinnati Children's for 5 years. Her wait ended on October 15th, when we received the call. Liver surgery is major surgery and recovery time will be long. 5 days ICU, 6-8 weeks here in Cincinnati. Julie and I will be with Laura and we have family taking care of our boys back in Akron.
We are using this site as way to keep family and friends updated on Laura's liver transplant and recovery as opposed to texts and emails. It is a great way to share photos and stories and Laura will review your comments and Well Wishes posts once she is felling better.
Cards and small items are welcome. We will be staying at Ronald McDonald House right next to the hospital.
The address :
Ronald McDonald House
Attn: Brett & Julie Angle - Room 72
350 Erkenbrecher Ave.Cincinnati, OH 45229
In addition there is an option to send eCards via Cincinnati Children's Website. These are printed up and delivered every day to the patient and are a great way for you send some good thoughts to Laura. You may send an eCard via this link:https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/resources/ecard
We appreciate all of your prayers, encouragement, and support. With love all things are possible and we know with your love and support we will have a fast recovery and be home with you soon!