Wednesday, April 29, 2009


8 and 1/2 years ago, Jakob was born with a virus called Cytomegalovirus (CMV). We were fortunate enough to be involved in a church surrounded by doctors and specialist that could answer many of our questions. for one~ what is CMV? another blessing was that the CMV specialist for the CDC was in our ward and also the head of children's surgery at Egleston. God had placed us in this ward for a reason and we were quickly finding the miracles. i have been in contact with my friend Mike (CDC specialist) over the years. He has done an article about CMV with Jakob's story, he uses Jakob in his presentations  and now he has asked me to give a speech at the FIRST ANNUAL walk and roll for CMV. i am very excited. on top of that, i was interviewed for our local newspaper, telling Jakob's story and promoting the walk. it is very exciting and i am very grateful to be able to make people more aware of this devastating virus! we are very lucky that Jakob's case is not more severe. The Lord has blessed our family and i am happy to be able to give back and hopefully someday help find a CURE or immunization for CMV. come out and walk with my family!!!!

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Rboot said...

When is the walk?

SHANNA said...

may 16th at 9 in the morning!

melanie said...

wish i could come walk with you guys. i would totally love to.