There has been nearly $84,000 dollars deposited in the bank! Special thanks to the tireless organizing committee that surrounded this sweet family that made this night completely unforgettable. YOU ALL HELPED A FRIEND. HEALED A HEART!
Cody and Amy were married in 2002. Three years later they welcomed Hutton into their home, shortly after this joyous event the Anderson’s nightmare began as Cody became extremely sick and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Because of the all-consuming nature of the illness, Cody had to quit his job and after 2 years of pain and anguish, they opted for surgery. Generally, it takes two surgeries to get back on your feet, but Cody had several complications, resulting in multiple hospitalizations and several other corrective surgeries.
In 2009 Cody was on the mend, devoting himself to his family and giving them the life they deserved! They were even lucky enough to have one more child, Huston. In the spring of 2010 he was hit again, this time he was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). This disease damages and blocks bile ducts inside and outside the liver and by winter 2011 Cody was once again admitted to the hospital due to a bleeding ulcer close to his liver. They were told that his liver was enlarged and was not operating at 100%. After the failure of a stent placement he was given his last option; He needed a liver transplant at the age of 31. Shockingly, a Liver Transplant is considered an elective surgery, and the insurance does not cover everything.
The Anderson's need all of our help and we are thrilled to announce Cody and his family as 'Anything for a Friend' recipients!
***To help volunteer for Cody's event please visit the following link and sign up! Thank you all so much:
Event Date: June 4th, 2011
Event Time: 4:30-8pm
Location: Taylor Ward church house (2200 S 4300 W Taylor, Ut 84401)
***Cody's Dad, Joe Anderson is raffling off one of his most prized possession, this incredible Fire Fighter Commemorative Winchester model 1892, 45 Colt caliber rifle. He bought it 7 years ago for $2,500 and is selling tickets for Cody's transplant! Tickets are $10 each. For tickets contact Joe at email@example.com. Thanks for you help, love, and support.
***We are so pleased to announce that John Canaan, one of the most recognizable voices in the Utah music industry has graciously agreed to sing at Cody's event! He is the original male voice to Michael McLean's songs You're Not Alone and Together Forever, which have been heard by millions all over the world.
His presentations are like a musical journey through life and relationships. He instills a sense of perspective, humor, love and encouragement in the hearts of his listeners. Just what we all need as we come together to help Cody and his little family through this trial. Thank you so much for your giving heart John!
To learn more about John and his personal seminars. Please visit: www.johncanaan.com
We had an incredible first organizer's meeting! Lots of excitement and lots of incredible people. Thank you all for doing anything for a friend! The next Organizing Committee Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 4:00pm at Deanne's house (670 Lavina Dr., South Ogden). We look forward to seeing everyone there and are excited for all of your input!
Amy looks on as she listens to Chantelle Thomson, the owner of Diviine Modestee, an incredible business and organization in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Chantelle was letting Amy know how touched she was with Cody's story and that she wanted to help! In one days time, Chantelle has brought together 5 baskets, donated two 1year supplies of food storage (valued between $1500 to $1800 each), and Cody will be the first on a fund called the Diviine Deed Fund, where Chantelle and her company will donate 2% of their gross sales for the month to Cody and his family. Everyone who listened to the conference call was touched by the unbelievable generostiy and unselfishness of Chantelle and Diviine Modestee. She is an example for all of us about letting your light shine (Matt. 5:14-16) and serving those in need (Mosiah 2:17). THANK YOU CHANTELLE AND DIVIINE MODESTEE.