Monday, March 14, 2011
Monday, March 14th, 2011
The horror of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is unbearable to watch. There are so many families whose lives will never be the same. As soon as I heard of it, there was a fleeting thought of how Travis and I would handle such a situation. Any emergency situation is challenging but add to that a child with medical needs like Peyton and what may seem like a minor inconvenience can become serious very shortly.
I always knew tracheostomy.com was a family but I am amazed and humbled at the wonderful people on the forum yet again. There is a family currently caught in Japan with a little boy who is trached and gtubed like Peyton. They were in the epicenter and made it through the earthquake and were eventually able to get him to a hospital but the situation was getting dire. Without a phone, his mother posted to the tracheostomy.com forum with her contact information and asked that someone contact the Canadian embassy on their behalf. Another trach mom got right to work and made sure that the embassy is aware of this family and their need to get out of Japan and back home to Canada.
God bless Maleek and his family that they can make it safely home to Canada. God bless Susan and her family for jumping in to help. God Bless Cynthia who created tracheostomy.com and provided the mechanism for something like this to happen.