Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Torrie's eye doc appt

We went to Miami on April 24th to see the glaucoma doc as a follow up to the exam under anesthesia done the month prior. The doctor looked thru Torrie's file, posted her optic pressures and reviewed the photos taken of her eyes from all the exams.

At this point, glaucoma is not showing up! Praise God. We need to continue with our office exams with her regular ophthalmologist. We have scheduled another exam under anesthesia for February and need to continue watch for glaucoma or retinal detachment.

We thank God for His blessings!

5k March

Torrie and I are asking for your help. We will be attending the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) convention in Detroit over the July 4th weekend.

At the 2009 convention, NFB is going to have a 5K walk to raise money for the Imagination Fund. Walkers must raise at least $250 to enter into this March for Independence. I'm not good at asking for money, but you know that I am a firm believer in what the NFB stands for. So far, they have helped Torrie get some of the needed services as well as given me support, ideas and resources to go to on how to get the needed services for Torrie.

Would you sponsor us by contributing towards our $250 goal money? If so, we would be most grateful!

If you would like more information please email me at "," click on the link under my name, or call me at 772-343-8370. Your sponsorship is fully tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Online donations will receive automatic acknowledgements.

Thank you in advance!!!!
Doreen and Torrie Franklin

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter week

I cannot believe it is already April 15th! This year is already flying by!

We had a very busy few weeks. On April 3rd, the girls colored Easter eggs with Joel & Katerina Leon. The kids had a great time getting dye on the eggs (and their fingers). We have barely gotten into those eggs yet. Katerina did an egg hunt for Torrie and she found all the eggs (they were stuffed with pony holders so she could play with the Barbie head that Katerina had). Torrie played a beautician for Barbie.

On April 7, Bryanna and David went to the Miami Arena for the boys to play basketball against Greenacres on the Heat court. They were able to watch part of the Heat basketball game that evening. Between games, they all went over to Bayside to shop. Bryanna came home with a Heat jersey. David and Bryanna really enjoyed the time at the game but wished they could have stayed longer.

That night, I took Torrie to church and we prayed over her for a miracle for her vision. We were talking about Easter and Jesus and when we got home, she accepted Christ as her Savior! It was awesome !!!!

On Saturday, Morningside had an Easter egg hunt and Torrie got a number of eggs. She enjoyed looking for the eggs. There were a lot of kids for the egg hunt. After the hunt, the kids enjoyed cookies and lemonade and then hit the playground. Torrie climbed the slides over and over again!

That night, we were part of the Worship Loud Choir. We had to be at church early to practice and Torrie saw a reenactment of Christ's crucifixion and triumphant rising and overcoming death! She was wide eyed every time she saw it. She was thrilled to be a part of the Choir! Torrie was telling everyone she was in it. Service was awesome and was packed! Both services on Sunday were also filled. After service on Sunday, we served continental breakfast of bagels, donuts and fruit. We had a lot of fun and the weather was beautiful with a breeze and some clouds.

This week is much quieter. Bryanna had spring break 4 weeks ago so she is back in school counting down the days until the end of the year on May 22nd!

Hope all had a great Easter and continue to trust in our Savior!