speaking of dads...
I know Father's Day is over, but I had to tell you something about my dad.
He is great.
I mean really great.
And he is a wonderful grandpa too.
Even Levi thinks so.
So, this post is for those of you who know my dad.
You may remember in November of 2008 when I asked for prayer as my dad under went surgery. My dad and uncle are both doing great! And now they are wanting to help others who are facing a similar situation.
Here is an excerpt from a letter my dad recently sent out:
As you may remember, November 10, 2008 I donated one of my kidneys to my younger brother David who was suffering from a degenerative kidney disease. Thankfully the transplant procedure went flawlessly and my brother and I are both doing well. David and his wife have been living in Calgary Canada and he and I have been looking for a way to help others with similar kidney disease and transplant needs. As such we have both decided to walk in a 100 kilometer fundraising benefit for the Kidney Foundation of Canada in the Calgary area. The Kidney March will be conducted over three days from September 10-12 (walking roughly 20 miles per day) and each of us has pledged to raise at least $2200 apiece. That is where you can help me out. I will do the walking (and all the preparation necessary to walk that far – feet don’t fail me now) if you would be willing to donate to the cause. Your contribution is tax deductible and can be made on line at the Kidney March website:
My dad has been walking like a crazy man to get ready for this. Seriously. I went over to my parents house the other night to pick up Levi and he had just gotten back from walking...and it was ten o'clock at night!
So, if you know my dad or if kidney disease is close to your heart, I know my dad would appreciate your support. To donate, follow the link above. On the upper right corner of the home page their is a "donate" tab. Click "sponsor a participant". Search for Don Beverlin to pull up my dad's fundraising page.
Today I am especially thankful for my dad. I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day celebrating the dads in your life too.