We hope that you are all well and having or had a good weekend. I know that Dion and I have most certainly had a GREAT weekend. My brother Rob and his wife Kelly were visiting from the USA and they have been with us from Wednesday until today, I have been off work since Tuesday enjoying a break before heading into my new job starting tomorrow and we received the BEST gift that we could ever have asked for.
As you know, we are busy raising funds to get Dion to Australia for his rehab treatment in Melbourne. Having not checked our bank account the whole of last week, Brandon, who is the signatory on the account and who checks our balance for us every Friday arrived at our house on Thursday afternoon with an updated statement and WOW what a statement it was !!!
Someone, who is truly an amazing, humble and very generous person, gave Dion a VERY substantial donation and this is has set us and him up to head out for a month's treatment in January 2009. We do not know who this person is and they would like to be kept anonymous as there was no reference on the statement, all we do know is that we are eternally grateful to them and pray that they are blessed with all the happiness, health and joy in the world - them and their family. For one person to be so selfless and generous is truly beyond words. I am still sitting during the day now and then thinking about this donation and I actually keep having to check the bank statement to make sure that I am not dreaming.
In saying this, we are still a little way off our full target and the full amount, but as mentioned above, we have managed to raise enough to date that Dion will be heading over to Melbourne for 3 weeks treatment. We have discussed and debated and finally decided that the sooner he is able to get over there, the better and why not use the money that we have managed to raise to date to enable our dream to start coming true - GOD WILLING THAT IS.
In closing, we need to once again THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU for your constant support, love, guidance, generosity and friendship. Without any of you who have done this for us, none of this would be possible. Words are really not enough or powerful enough to express our thanks, but it is the best we have considering that most of you do not live near us - I sincerely hope and pray that you all know how much it means to us and just how much we appreciate it all.
God Bless all of you and your families. I will write again soon letting you all know of the plans and when Dion will be heading down under. until then ......
Love the McCafferty Family