Thursday, November 06, 2008

Hearts are Healing VI

Nov. 3rd, 9:00 a.m. (Mountain)

Posted Nov 3, 2008 10:59am~by Kori's sister

Kori and I got moved and settled into the transplant house this weekend. It is much better than being confined to a one room motel room. Kori is actually still asleep this morning (I'm about to wake her up) and I'm out in the living room working. This house is actually called "The House of Hope and Healing" and is used mostly by patients waiting for transplants but is also available to others that are dealing with various illnesses. The house use to be a part of Warren Jeffs polygamist compound. It has 6 large bedrooms with private baths, a huge communal kitchen, family room and living room. The house next door was also part of the compound. It is 30,000 sq. ft., with 34 bedrooms and a huge kitchen/living room. The living room alone is 100 sq. ft. by 40 sq. ft. It was also used for awhile as part of the "House for Hope and Healing" but became too expense to keep up and run. I have asked for a tour and plan to take a look before I looks a little creepy from the outside.

Kori and I went to church yesterday with another resident here at the house, George. George is from Louisiana. He had a heart transplant last March and has been recovering here at the house. Recently, he thought he was suffering from a sinus infection, went in to have it check out and found out he now has a tumor behind his eye. He is to have surgery to remove the tumor tomorrow. Please pray for George!

The church George attends here is the Calvary Baptist Church. We were definitely the minority (George is also a black gentleman) but Kori and I both enjoyed the service and they made us feel so welcomed. Kori loved it because she didn't have to read much. In this church they sing a lot and the pastor was a great speaker and delivered a very nice sermon...with a lot of energy!!! Kori said she plans to attend again next weekend.

Kori is doing great! Her attitude and spirit is amazing. She has not complained once, about anything. She did tell one of her doctors (Dr. Selzman), that she was sorry but he would be working during Christmas. She told him she had been through enough and her Christmas present is going to be a NEW HEART. He smiled and said OK.

Kori has said many times how much she appreciates everyone’s love and support!!

If you would like to keep up with Kori's progress, please post your request in the comments and I will email you the log-in info. Thanks, Resa

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