Friday the 13th

Hello All,
I know so many of you are thinking of Hana. We appreciate it so much!

After a long night and a grim day at the new UCSF hospital, Hana was taken by helicopter to Stanford Medical Center’s Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital last night. They were prepared for our arrival with a machine they could surgically install to bypass her lungs and heart. Fortunately, she started to do better and they didn’t need to do this.

In the morning she was doing much better and they decided to start reducing some medications to see how she handled it. The first medication they took her off of was the one that was keeping her paralyzed. Meanwhile, Paul and I and often both my parents, talked to a dozen doctor’s, a social worker who handles pediatric transplant cases, the pediatric heart transplant coordinator, some child life psychiatrists, and the VAD coordinator (in case they need to give her a heart pump until she gets a heart donor).

She woke and opened her eyes!!! We talked to her and I read her a story. Then she had to get a PICC line inserted, so we decided to go to the Stanford Shopping Center to buy clothes (I’ve been wearing the same clothes for three days).

She is such an amazing, sweet trooper! Thanks for all your thoughts and well wishes and prayers and help! I can’t believe how amazing people have been.

More to come.

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18 thoughts on “Friday the 13th

  1. Lots of prayers coming your way. She’s on 2 prayer groups at ABVM, Jean Gotell’s and Janice Wolf’s, one of the ladies on the communion call list that organizes a prayer group…they are both awesome woman. My sister has a group too and she added Hana to that group. The bunco girls are praying too…ask your mom and dad about them.
    Wishing you all the best and the best doctors too…sounds like you’ve got that covered! I’m so sorry this happened to your beautiful baby, but thank God for the hospital she’s in.

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  2. Thank you for creating this! We appreciate the updates and pics of Hana! It helps us feel connected to you! Know that Hana, you and Paul are in our prayers EVERYDAY! We are sending our strength to carry you on this hard road. God Bless and heal Hana fast! 🙏

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  3. So happy to see these beautiful pictures of this strong little fighter. Hana, we are all praying for you and for mommy and daddy and all of the people who are there supporting you. Thank you God for Hana’s improvement. Thank you God for the medical team that has worked so carefully and thoughtfully on baby Hana. Thank you God for bringing Hana into the Yago and Anderson families. Thank you God for the amazing support system that you helped bring together for Kathleen and Paul. So thankful for the updates. Thank you to everyone who was getting the word out! Love you all and wish I was there to help you through this! Praying!!

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  4. Dearest Angel Hana,
    Not a moment goes by withhout you in ours thoughts and prayers. You being born was a gift to all and we will be your strength now in every moment of the day and night until you return to us. Jai Sai Ram.

    Love always
    Krishna, Yilmaz & Savita

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  5. Kathleen, I am so sorry to hear about this. Please know that you, your family and your precious Hana are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope that on this valentine’s day all of our heartfelt wishes will strengthen her little heart. Hoping each day brings improvement.
    Sincerely, Christina & family

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  6. I’m so sorry and profoundly saddened to hear about Hana, I’ve been on the other side of this struggle countless times but with adults. You’re all in my thoughts continuously, be strong and love eachother with every breath. Mike.

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  7. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Hana, you and Paul and all those that are involved in her care. We pray that Our Lord’s healing hand will be on her.

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    1. PS Kathleen I can only imagine how hard this has been for you to keep us posted. . You and Paul are so brave now. I am going to light a candle tuesday night in church for her

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  8. Dear Kathleen, the APH NorCal group is so very sorry to hear of Hana’s condition. Our hearts go out to you all, Hana, Paul, and you and are hoping for the very best. We’ll all take a few minutes to give you our undivided attention at the February 21st meeting.

    It was wonderful seeing you and meeting Hana at the NorCal holiday gathering. She’s a treasure. Know that we’ll set time aside at our upcoming meeting to pass on some special thoughts to you all. She’s a treasure and we so hope things will go well. Hang in there.

    Julie Blade

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  9. So happy to see these beautiful pictures of this strong little fighter. Hana, we are all praying for you and for mommy and daddy and all of the people who are there supporting you. Thank you God for Hana’s improvement. Thank you God for the medical team that has worked so carefully and thoughtfully on baby Hana. Thank you God for bringing Hana into the Yago and Anderson families. Thank you God for the amazing support system that you helped bring together for Kathleen and Paul. So thankful for the updates. Thank you to everyone who was getting the word out! Love you all and wish I was there to help you through this! Praying!!

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  10. Hana,

    Though we do not know each other, I am seeing your journey bc of a mutual friend. I believe God answers the prayers from children first bc their prayers are pure, genuine and from the heart. Children’s prayers that are from “special” children get answered before all others.

    When I recieved word about Hana last night my 3 year old daughter said a prayer for your sweet girl. My heart warrior had open heart surgery at 3 days old and is as it was told to us “our medical miracle”. I am sending prayer requests from fellow heart friends and angels. The mommy heart community is a very close knit one though we may never have crossed pathes.

    You are in good hands both medically and spiritually. You’re doing great sweet Hana, and know you have many people praying for you.

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