03/24/2008: "Thank You All"
Once again, the little island with a GIANT heart has rallied to support someone in need. We will hold in our hearts forever, the gifts of love and support that you have given us in our efforts to find Matt a bone marrow match.
We want to express our deep gratitude to the Puget Sound Blood Center for providing all that we needed so quickly as well as their willingness to help us expedite the potential donor samples to the National Bone Marrow Registry, the local media for all the coverage needed to make this happen fast, the Presbyterian Church for the venue and underwriting the cost for those who could not pay, all of our friends who volunteered their time and energy to help make this work, the various employers who paid for their employees to be tested, friends who donated financially or brought munchies, and to each and every one of you who walked through that door to give us love, encouragement, and hope AND most importantly to give MATT, and many others waiting for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, a chance to live.
With Deep Appreciation,
Matt, Jackie, Dustin, Tesa, Taylor, and Jordyn Johnson
Kerwin, Margaret, Ben, and Vanessa Johnson
Rick and Karen King
Steve and Kelli King
Greg and Natalie King