Guestbook

You may use this Guestbook to show your support for the family
and send them greetings by adding an entry below.

Joan Threlkeld
Hi Chelsea. I worked with your grandfather at Unilever and pretty much followed your journey since you were born. I've since retired but I saw your grandfather the other day when I visited the office and he informed of your pending transplant. I wish you great success with the transplant and I am including you in my prayers. All the best to you!
Rick Lofgren, COTA President
Greetings from COTA! I want to congratulate the COTA for Chelsea W team for an outstanding job raising funds for the campaign! When I set the campaign fundraising goals with all of our families, I try to do so knowing that some communities and volunteer teams have more developed resources and connections than others, and in fundraising these are critical to success. With this in mind, I usually suggest a goal to COTA parents that I believe is needed for any patient’s long-term expenses and transplant-related costs, and the goal generally reflects the next four to five years of out-of-pocket costs. For example, most of our patients will have $2,500 - $5,000 in annual co-payments, deductibles, and medications, as well as $2,500 of annual travel costs for clinic visits. This could mean $10,000 - $25,000 for these costs alone for any patient in two or three years after transplant. In this case, because your team and supporters have done such a great job already, I spoke with Chris this week, and suggested that we raise the goal to better reflect what I believe is the true long-term expense that a patient will incur given age, insurance and other factors for someone such as Chelsea. Because of this, we have raised the goal for the COTA for Chelsea W team from $65,000 to $100,000 to reflect what I believe will be actual costs going forward. Please know there are many factors in this and that I bear the responsibility of justifying this to anyone who asks, and am prepared to do this as I believe that it is the right thing to do. I want to convey that this is not a request for everyone to go out and do more than previously planned, but simply a reflection of realistic long-term costs and the fact that this team has additional activities that have already been started and/or planned, and will likely reach this new goal in 2014. Thank you for all the work and support you have provided to this point, and please keep Chelsea and her entire family in your prayers as they continue to traverse the road to transplant!
Coolest Cousin Ever!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you tons and hope today was just perfect :) miss your hugs and hope to see you soon -Disco Dan
Diane Dolan
Hi Chellie, thank you so much for all of your help in getting our New Year's Eve dinner ready. I could not have done it without you. You are going to make quit the chef someday. Love you and thank you again, we had so much fun!!!
Diane Dolan
Chelsea, We had a wonderful Christmas Eve with you and your family and Uncle Eddie and his family. It is always such a treat to see the look of happiness and surprise on your face when you all open your gifts. Grandpa and I had a wonderful time and can't wait to see you all on New Year's Eve. Go to bed early because you know who is delivering toys tonight. Love you xoxoxox.
Grandpa Kikta
We love you Chelsea - you have been an inspiration for grandma and myself. Our prayers go out to you.
Sammy Marwa
Chelsea God who brought you into this world has purpose for and we are praying for you and all will be well. Nice blog.
Diane Dolan
Chellie, saw you on CNN and you were awesome. I am so proud of you and I love you so much.xoxoxox, grandma D.
Cherie Young
Chelsea and Family, Stay strong - we are thinking of you!
Dan Lukaszewski
Chelsea!!!!!!!!!! Miss you tons :( but I have LOVED reading your blog posts :) hey, I invited my friends to join your Facebook page, I hope that's alright. So if you start seeing faces you don't know, that could be them! Love you!!! -Dan