Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mateo Shaw Is Going To Be Okay.
"Please remember in your lives to never take the ones you love for granted. Live life to the fullest and thank God for the ones you love."
Those are the words of Angie Shaw, mother to Mateo and McHale Shaw, words to keep in mind this week as we head into Thanksgiving.
Angie was writing because her son, Mateo, pulled through his latest surgery and was back on the road to recovery; after being rushed to the hospital last week vomiting and with a falling heart rate, Mateo Shaw is, in Angie's words, "A tough little man," who just days after that was able to stay up until 1 a.m. to spend time with his mom and dad and brother, McHale.
So I wanted to thank all of you who prayed for and helped out Mateo, and urge you to do what Angie Shaw says, this week and every week: Thank God for the ones you love.
Mateo and McHale Shaw were born conjoined twins; through more surgeries than I can count, they have beaten the odds and are going strong today, but they've maxed out their insurance for their lifetime and continue to need medical care. To learn more about them, click this link to go to "Caring Bridge." Once there, type "mateoandmchale" into the search box and you'll get to their page with the journal and guestbook and pictures.
And don't forget to help by sending your tax-deductible contribution to:
Mateo and McHale Shaw Irrevocable SNT
C/O Kohler Credit Union
850 Woodlake Road
Kohler, WI, 53044