Wiersma Family Blog

A glimpse into our lives as a family with micro-preemies. Our twins boys (Lovingly referred to as our Miracle Men) were born almost 16 weeks early.

Our journey continues when our son Max was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. This is his story....

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29

Last week we took a trip to Ann Arbor with Max. He was sooooo great. He chit chatted with the docs, played with his toys, gave high fives and waves to everyone, and sat still and quiet when needed. Such a trooper.
The consensus is that Max needs a transplant. Not a partial either, a full liver.  The way his tumor is in his body makes it impossible to do anything else but a transplant. Not what I was expecting.
We go back this week Wednesday to meet the rest of the transplant team and to hopefully be put on the list.  We will also get more concrete information on what to expect through this process and life after.
Again we find ourselves in the process of hurry up and waiting.


  1. Wow, this is big. We will continue to pray. Pray that God gives you the strength and peace you need to go through this season. "He is able" :)
    Karen B.

  2. Praying hard for another safe trip to Ann Arbor tomorrow. Praying for a good meeting tomorrow and that Max is added to the transplant list. Thinking of you all and praying constantly for continued strength and healing.


  3. Kate, this is Stephanie Hill, we worked at Crazy Horse a long time ago together(I still do). Anyways, my son Jackson had a liver transplant 5 years ago. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. He also has a carepage you could read to get more information on the whole process. We are in Chicago with him for surgery he had yesterday but I am on the internet a lot and I would love to help you in anyway possible, being 5 years out of where you are now. Many prayers sent your way!