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4/11/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our Caring Bridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.
Dear family and friends:
Our good friend Steve was recently diagnosed with hemochromatosis, an iron disorder in which the body loads too much iron. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal. Unfortunately, Steve’s liver was affected the hardest by this disorder. He is currently waiting for an organ on the VCU and National Organ Transplant list. Without a liver transplant, Steve’s life prognosis is 6 months or less. Although this is a terrifying diagnosis for Steve and his family, they are hopeful and optimistic an organ will become available soon.
What can we do? Steve, his wife Emily and two beautiful little girls, Mallory and Scarlett, need as much support as possible. Steve is facing an extremely challenging journey right now. Please consider sending a message, a text, email a few thoughtful words or jokes, a phone call asking how his day is, stop by or offer lunch and/or dinner. There can never be too much outreach during hardships like this.
It takes the comfort of friends and family to help us through challenging times regardless of differences, fear or past judgments. Let’s make sure we keep Stevo’s spirits up during this difficult time as he has for so many of us in the past. Prayers and positive outreach towards this beautiful family is essential right now.