Much thanks

Family of Hayley McDougall grateful for ongoing community support

Thank you seems like such a small word when it means so very much.  Thank you to everybody at The Morning Star newspaper for helping us to spread the story of Hayley’s plight.

Thank you to a community that has opened their hearts and allowed us in.

Community is an amazing word, and we live in a community filled with people that are kind, thoughtful, and generously want to support each other. Never give up faith in the power of community.

Surgery has become a reality for Hayley McDougall, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the help that has allowed us to go forward with this.

No sooner did I let the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix know that we were able to come, and they had a date for us.

We have days worth of pre-op testing and appointments, then surgery itself is Oct. 4.

I guess I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner in Phoenix.

We will give Hayley a few days to recover and then fly home Oct. 8. What a Thanksgiving trip that will be.

Please keep us in your hearts and prayers as Hayley embarks on another experimental surgical procedure. Goodness knows the power of positive thinking has kept us going until now.

Hayley McDougall, Sloan and Mike Halliwell, Kathy and Grant Goldie, Barry and Lorrellei McDougall, John and Shelley Halliwell, along with the entire family network