One of the things I love about life is you never know where you might meet your next friend.
About two and half years ago I was fully pregnant and had gone to Hobby Lobby to talk to them about framing some old country records. I had this whole vision of doing a vintage country music theme in Luke’s nursery and just needed to pull it all together. When I walked up to the counter I was immediately greeted with a warm smile by a guy who looked like he belonged on the back of a motorcycle! He introduced himself as I began pulling out my records. I could see his eyes light up as he started naming each of the old artists and his love of music was just completely obvious to me. He inquired what I wanted to do with the records and I told him that I wanted to display them in my son’s nursery when he was born. He immediately expressed that he LOVED the idea and we began brainstorming an entire nursery right then and there! For weeks I’d come in when Jerry was working and we’d talk about ideas, he gave me some really cool old concert posters and we just gradually developed a friendship.
Two and a half years later my big teddy bear of a friend, Jerry Clayworth, has end-stage renal failure and is in need of a kidney transplant. He is currently undergoing dialysis treatments three time a week (5 hours per treatment!) and has a HUGE financial hurdle ahead of him as he prepares for a kidney transplant.
So sTORIbook readers if you have even a $1 to spare will you please take a moment to help my sweet friend! And if you don’t have anything to spare that’s ok! Leave a comment on this post for Jerry so we can send him our love, thoughts and prayers!
Thank you so much my sTORIbook friends!!
This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori
Tori thank you for sharing this with your readers. We all have so much in our lives to be thankful for and this is a perfect example. I was moved to tears and went straight over to help your friend Jerry. I am so bless…it was such a small thing I could do. Please send him lots of hugs and well wishes!
Thank you so very much, Meagan!! Your assistance is going to a really wonderful man who I know greatly appreciates it!
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kind words, Meagan! It makes a big difference! <3
Tori, thanks for sharing! I will hop right over to the fundraising page and make a donation. I hope Jerry gets his transplant soon. Hoping for lots of strength for him as he goes through this process!
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Thank you, Jessica! <3
Praying for you Jerry! Tori, you’re awesome for sharing this! Many blessings to you both!!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Jordan!!!
Thank you, Jordan! And yes, Tori is awesome, in SO many ways!
What a beautiful friendship! I am so sorry Jerry is going through this. I hope he finds a kidney ASAP!
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Yes, Sara, we’re very lucky to have a friend like Tori! And Thank you for your well wishes!
Thank you, Sara! It sounds like he has a match!!!!
What a great way to start a friendship. Sounds like one that has many more memories to add. Including a sucessful kidney transplant and recovery! I am adding Jerry to my prayer list and have shared his story! As a liver transplant patient, I know its not easy! Hugs and prayers!
It was definitely a unique and fun way!! Thank you so much for including him in your prayers, Kim! You are AMAZING as well after all you have been through!!
And YOU are in mine, too, Kim! Thank you!
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Thank you so much for stopping by Tess!!
Thank you, Tess! It’s been a while…. Hope you’re doing great!!
Thanks for sharing…my thoughts and prayers are with you, Jerry!
Thank you, Rebecca! That means a LOT! <3
We greatly appreciate it, Rebecca!
[…] There are so many miracles taking place around us each and every day. Today a miracle will be taking place for my friend, Jerry Clayworth, who I introduced to you back in June (see post here). […]
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