As Tyson's parents, Justin and I have been beyond blessed by the love, prayers, and generosity of so many people throughout this journey. We have not been able to properly thank most of these people, so we wanted to take the opportunity to do that here.
First we need to thank our parents, who have been, without a doubt, our most vital support from the second we found out Tyson's heart was not whole. When Justin and I were unable to speak, unable to ask questions and even unable to comprehend what people were saying, they took notes, they asked the questions and they translated everything in terms that our minds could handle. They not only watched their grandson suffer, but also their own children, and yet they kept their tears to themselves and stayed strong until we could take over. They have been exactly what we needed when we needed it and for that, we cannot thank them enough. We love you guys!
Our extended family and friends have also been such an important support to us. They brought us care packages, sent thoughtful messages, kept us company in the hospital, raised money, and best of all, they spread the word and brought us as many prayers as possible. Thank you all for loving Tyson like you do.
For every single person who has donated money, gift cards, food, time... well, honestly the words 'thank you' seem insignificant. We have not been able to thank most of you, but we are humbled daily by the gift you have given us. Watching your child fight to live is hard enough, and without your help the stacks of medical bills and living on one income would have taken our lives in a completely different direction. You gave us the gift of being able to focus on Tyson instead of stressing about a mountain of debt, and we will spend the rest of our lives indebted to every single one of you for that. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Lastly, we wanted to thank every single doctor, nurse, therapist, care partner, dietitian, paramedic, volunteer, anyone who has ever laid their hands on our boy. Tyson's life was saved by each and every one of you and I don't know if you can ever know the depth of our love and respect for what you have done for our baby, our life, our Tyson. You gave us our son... our happy and thriving son and we hope you think of him and know that he is here because of you.
Thank you all.
We will spend the rest of our lives paying your kindness forward.
Meg & Justin Wohlford