The Gift of Giving- A True Hero

Allow me to introduce you to a Hero.

 

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By now you all know Tyree.

I talk about my friends often and Tyree is a staple in most of those stories.  Tyree came into my life in 2007 and soon became one of the absolute best friends a girl could ask for.

 

She is my Omaha family.

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My riding partner in crime.

 

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My go-to-girl for any concert, no matter the genre.

 

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She’s one of those friends that you can tell absolutely anything to and she will never judge you.

Ever.

 

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My husband has even taken her under his wing and considers her one of ‘his’.  He cares for her well-being and is always there to help in any way he can.

 

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Tyree has friends near and far and from all different walks of life.

 

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She is loyal to her girlfriends.

 

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Tyree is the FUN aunt.

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The loving Sister

 

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Tyree knows NO stranger and is as welcoming to others as a person could possibly be.

 

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This girl means a lot to so many other people and she touches lives with every step she takes.

So it should come as no surprise that when a friend was in need, Tyree didn’t hesitate for a second to ask how she could help.

Even when the help needed was an organ donation.

 

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Meet Rachelle. 

 

 

In December of 2013, doctors told Rachelle that she would soon need a kidney transplant.

Rachelle is very near and dear to Tyree and came into her life at a time when she needed support.   Rachelle was a rock for Tyree.  When she shared the news of her need for a kidney, Tyree immediately said:

“I’ll do it”

 

 

Tyree began the initial tests to see if she was a match.  After months of tests, pokes, prods and multiple hours in the hospital, Tyree was finally cleared.

On May 7th, 2014

Tyree will be giving the gift of life as a kidney donor.

 

A true friend.  A true hero.

 

A group of us girls got together on Sunday night to surprise Tyree for a Pre-Surgery celebration.

We wanted to celebrate all that is Tyree.

We enjoyed a wonderful meal with a few cocktails.
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And said a toast and offered gifts.

 

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To know Tyree is a blessing.

 

Please send a prayer up for Tyree and Rachelle as they enter into surgery tomorrow morning.

 

And to our dearest Tyree,

“Don’t look any further than your own reflection for a Hero”

 

 

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To help with financial costs, donations can be made to Kidney Konnection (Rachelle Walker) at any Wells Fargo Bank.

To learn more about Kidney Donation please visit The National Kidney Foundation.

 

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5/7/2014 – 4:30PM Update

From Tyree:  Surgery went great! Both of us are doing fine. Kidney seems to be functioning good. Now onto the healing process! Words cannot express all of the heartfelt love and prayers that we received. Thank you so much for everything!