In high school, Maddie was one of my first and best friends. Her family is so ridiculously kind, not to mention gorgeous, that I spent most of my freshman and sophomore year feeling not worthy of their generosity. Maddie not only fancied Audrey Hepburn as her style icon but literally looked like her, which was horrifying because I wore button down shirts three sizes too big and had no idea how to style my hair at all.
Horrifying, but really, isn’t all of high school?
Today, Maddie has married one of our high school friends whose family is equally as kind as hers and together they make this super family of gorgeous people who deserve all the happiness in the world.
And they have it.
Except, their son Keegan has had and will continue to have a world of health problems.
Despite this, they are still ridiculously optimistic, loving, and clearly happy.
When Keegan was born, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. In the first few weeks of his life, Keegan was became the youngest and smallest heart transplant in the state of Texas and the smallest heart transplant in the US.
Today, Keegan is a super happy kid whose strength I can’t imagine. He clearly gets it from his mother. He’s in the hospital constantly. Despite this, Maddie and Gray try to provide a somewhat normal life for their son and his sister, aptly named Audrey.
Why am I telling you this?
Because you can support me by supporting my awesome friend and her awesome family by joining K’s for Keegan by buying a tee with us. If there is enough interest, we can get technical wicking tees made. On the back, it will say “Keegan is alive today thanks to an organ donor. Be a hero. Donate life.” It will also have the website for the national organ donation non-profit organization that helps coordinate the official state registries, http://donatelife.net, and Keegan’s blog address.
Head over to Keegan’s Blog or email Maddie at firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired number and sizes. Do it! Stat! That means RIGHT NOW!