Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The best of times...


(l. to r.) Cheryl, me, Jennifer, and (seated) mom.

My sister Cheryl (Avery's mom), invited us to a fundraising dinner in Boston last week, to benefit my niece's heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Francis Fynn Thompson. Dr. Fynn Thompson returns to his native Ghana at least once a year (but preferably twice) to do life-saving open heart surgeries on children there. More importantly, the team that travels there is teaching the medical staff there so that they will be able to continue his work and have a cardiac surgery program of their own in Ghana.

The evening was wonderful. We laughed and talked with Avery's doctors and nurses, ate some wonderful food, and contributed to an amazing cause.

And speaking of my niece, Avery has been up and walking - on her own - in the hospital garden. She is progressing wonderfully and we believe she is on the path to going home in the near future.

5 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Kerri; love this picture - beautiful smiles all of you attending a wonderful event. My heart is bursting with the good news that Avery is doing so well and home could be in her near future. xxoo

Ginger said...

I'm so happy that Avery is doing so well!!!

Anonymous said...

Sisser, no matter where we are we are never far from one another. I do love our times together we always seem to be able to laugh until it hurts.

xoxo Jesse

LizNess said...

Such a great cause and such wonderful news!

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

How beautiful you, your sisters and your mom are. Such wonderful news that Avery is doing well and able to walk in the garden. I think of her everyday and can't wait for her smiles and antics as she resumes life as an active child.