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Tue, 08/28/2012 - 4:02pm
Hey Darling Girl! Just wanted to tell you how much we all care and think of you! You are a constant reminder of all things wonderful! Your smile can light a whole room, and your love is just contagious!! keep on infecting people with your love and smiles!!! xoxo Anna & Annabella
Mr Funny Man fr...
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 8:19am
Laugh everyday. I had the pleasure of Meeting Olivia and her whole amazing family and Danica on the Disney Dream. Olivia is My hero sometimes people need role models if they are young to follow someone older but I am older and she is my role model and she is younger than I am..The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.. Smiling everyday all day no matter what..
Tue, 01/17/2012 - 1:14am
Woohoo Olivia! The fun starts again! We have lots of playing to do this year and I can not wait to see you! Love Jessica Joy
The Willett Family
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 2:01pm
Thank you for the blessing you both provide the community - to show and LIV such support and joy for life. Our hearts are touched at every event by the true committment to person and cause. Thank you Ryan, Sarah , Madison & Baker Willett
Fri, 06/17/2011 - 9:45am
Hi Olivia! You have grown so big! So much fun it was to see you at LivFest! You are just a doll! Looking forward to seeing you at Boxx Berry Farms! Love, Jessica Joy
Mon, 05/16/2011 - 2:25pm
Hi Olivia and Family! I hope all is well with you. I recently finished up my first season of magic shows in Los Cabos, Mexico. I was going to see if I could make LivFest this year since I couldn't go to the last one but unfortunately I won't be stateside until June. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and if there is anything you need please don't hesitate to ask. -Sterling (my info) email@example.com www.magicsterling.com
Sun, 05/08/2011 - 10:56am
While the LivLife team, your community of volunteers love, care, & support you in so many wonderful ways, I'd like to share with everyone the fact that you come by on a daily basis to ask 'If I need any Help?' in my classroom. Your willingness to give up Recess time to volunteer your little helping hands is such a lovely genuine gesture and blessing in my day. When you bounce in with your rosy cheeks and cheerful smile, its so easy to see what a giving little gal and what a gift you are. Thank you for bringing a smile to my day Olivia. LivFest2011 will be another outstanding event in your honor!
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:54pm
Oh my gosh Olivia! You are at school right now but I wish I could race into your classroom, scoop you up in my arms and dance all around to thank you for being such a magical kid. Liv, you make it so easy to spread love! Your bright sparkling eyes and contagious smile are like breathing joy and light. I love you! ...you should see what the community is pulling together for you now. xoxox
Fri, 10/15/2010 - 2:14pm
Just thinking of you, our precious little miracle child with your toodles! Miss you, and can't wait to see you again. Hopefully you and my little Annabella can get together for a playdate soon?! My thoughts are with you, Bruce, Kim, Olivia, and of course Danica! <3 you!
Wed, 10/06/2010 - 10:29pm
I had so much fun with you on Monday night Little Bean! What an incredible blessing to watch you grow and ignite. You were so sweet to sing me a new song, eat apple pie from a coffee mug and let me lick your face. I can only image what great adventures await... xoxox
Sun, 09/26/2010 - 11:08am
A Sip Of Sunshine ~ more like a 'Soak of Sunshine"! What a magical evening it was for my friends and I! The garden setting, gravel pathways lined with petite plants. Bountiful beautiful flowers surrounded by twinkle lights and tiki torches...just amazing! The wine tasting booths with all those scrumptious nibblez to choose from. It was apparent the 'happy vibe' was in everyone's face...a little wine sure helped too! Such a variety with sooo many fabulous auction items to chose from. Now I get to go for a ride in a helicopter!!! Toooooo Coooool! It is certainly an event I will mark on my calendar every year! (Grandma Becky ~ We liked your Wine tasting table the most! You are quite the quirky comedian...dancing and tasting the wines along with the guests. Keep smiling and giggling everyday and in every way!) Just a huge hug and an enormous Thank you to the LivLife team for all that you do to honor Olivia and to support her wonderful family. Luv 'n Hugz to all of you!
Tue, 09/14/2010 - 8:53pm
First day in 1st Grade! Little pixie with your pony tails! Your boundless energy, your biggest smile ever, your little friends all surrounding you...school is an awesome place to be! It's wonderful to see you so full of Life. Have fun at every recess running laughing playing jumping and giggling!
Sun, 09/05/2010 - 8:59am
We are so happy you are home!! Sydney would love to come visit once you are feeling up to it. : )
Fri, 09/03/2010 - 8:27am
Hi Olivia, We've been reading the blogs about you and your recovery. So happy you are home and doing well. You rock! at cutting your hair. What a wonderful generous thing to do. Andrew's older sister Abby did the same thing about 2 weeks after school got out. It's such a wonderful cause and she felt so good about it and I know you feel great too about helping another. I can hardly wait for school to start and see your new do! I bet it's super cute and I bet you've gotten some great clothes for school too. You are always such a stylish girl and I love it! If you aren't in the same 1st grade class as Andrew this year then I'll watch for you in the lunch room or in the hallways to say hi. Keep feeling and doing better each and every day. I hope the sun stays around all weekend so you can catch up even more on "summer" play time. Looking forward to seeing you at school real soon. - Mrs. Miller, Andrew and family
Maleka, Orion, Brady and Sean Morrison
Sat, 08/14/2010 - 3:35pm
We will be praying for you sweet Olivia and sending all of our loving and healing thoughts to you and your family!!!
Sat, 08/14/2010 - 12:34pm
Hey little bean, Wishing you a magical day full of frolicking, sweet snuggles with baby Ellie, and giant tubs of ice cream! xoxox- I'll see you in a few days babe! I miss you!!!
Tina Tina Macerina
Tue, 08/10/2010 - 1:36pm
Hello Princess... Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts. I've been missing your smiling face. Anthony and I have to go down to Seattle next Monday for an appt, and we are hoping to stop by and see you before heading home. I hope you are feeling fabulous!! I ask Nana about you all the time. Sending you lots of loves & hugs!! Hope to see you too!! Love You!!
Tue, 08/10/2010 - 4:06am
Very happy to hear all is going well. I have lots of inquires in regards to my link on Seattleriff.com (radio) GOD BLESS, WE ALL have been praying for you over this way. Best wishes and hope you have a wonderful summer! Love, All of us here @ Seattle Riff
Mon, 08/09/2010 - 3:13pm
Little Princess Olivia, I think of you every single day and give thanks for You and your Mom. I hope to be able to see you very soon and give You and your Mother a REALLY BIG HUG!!!! I won't squeeze too hard though.... Kia really wants to come and play with you too....I will see what can be arranged okay? She says that she loves you! And so do I...... Kisses and hugs from the deepest part of my soul.... Miss Mia
Tue, 08/03/2010 - 1:15pm
I'm glad healing and recovery is going so well Olivia. Ariel misses being able to play with you and is filling her Fun Box with prizes for when she can see you again. When I was little I spent several years in and out of a Ronald McDonald house for doctors to help my heart. I am glad you have such a safe and comfortable place to stay while you get better!! We Love You....
Sun, 08/01/2010 - 8:50pm
It is so great to know that both you and Danica are doing so well! We hope to have you back in Ferndale very soon! I hope your Mom is doing well too - tell her we miss her too! I hope you got the chance to see the King5 and Talk It Up TV spots ... it appears that you two are movie stars now. Get well soon and be sure to keep your Mom and Danica in line and well behaved!
Sun, 08/01/2010 - 8:28pm
Olivia my dear, you've reached beyond what I imagined... past our newspapers and TV screens, through our smiles and into our hearts! I get calls daily from people who send you their love and thank us for sharing your story. You are truly an inspiration and gift! I love you kiddo! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! (I have also been stock piling hugs for HUNDREDS of people for you) xoxo
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Rishi Nair and Family
Tue, 07/27/2010 - 10:17am
Born with kidney failure, Rishi and our entire family know exactly what you are all going through. We are all united together now and are blessed to have you in our lives. We believe that with all these challenges comes an opportunity to impact the community and the world. We pray that together we can help inspire and uplift others to live life to the fullest with purpose. Thanks for being a part of Rishi's Gift Foundation and we wish you all great joy, love, peace and ask that many great blessings will be showered upon you all. We love you!!!!!!!! From: Rishi, Mary Lyn, Mahen, Shanti, Nirmal, and Kamal www.rishisgift.com
Mon, 07/26/2010 - 4:13pm
I met you just yesterday at the end of dinner at the Ronald McDonald house and I am amazed to learn that you are from my hometown of Ferndale. Your story is amazing and inspiring and I will play it forward to many. Take care and I will be praying for you and your family.
Tue, 07/20/2010 - 10:18pm
Hi Olivia! I hope you feel better! I would like to come see you. I have a picture I drew for you to help you feel better. You're a star Olivia! Hope you come home soon so we can play together. Annika (Olivia's friend)
Mon, 07/19/2010 - 10:42pm
I am so happy to hear that you all are doing so well. You are in my thoughts often and Sydney and I can't wait to see you back at school in the fall. Please let me know if I can do anything for you, any of you.
Mon, 07/19/2010 - 4:10pm
So glad to hear that Olivia is doing well. Sammy is asking about her all the time. The Garcia Family
Sat, 07/17/2010 - 4:50pm
/*Olivia, Danica, Lummi Island Kayak-Kelp family and friends--*/ Olivia's *driftwood prayer arrow*, launched last week of West Lummi Island, and captained by rose-ironwood-daisy-purple clover-eagle feather-bird wing and prayers--reminds me of our *enormous strength, beauty, and buoyancy.* May you ride out this sea change with love surrounding you. Be a cork. Be high-seas kayak queens with kelp dancing below your kayak bow! Feel the current of our love carrying you into healing waters. Feel the sun glinting off a seal's round head following you to be sure all is well near Lummi Rocks. So many adventure await you both! Here's to your strong spirits and strong bodies. Here's to STRONG GALS with oceanic energy and freckles on their nose! Paddles raised to you, Olivia and Danica. Paddles raised to families and friends. Here's a vibrant call over this summer-sky ocean-blue water... /Yi Yi Yi Yiiii iiii !/ *Salty hugs* & *love*, Jennifer Hahn
Sat, 07/17/2010 - 8:45am
So good to hear Olivia and Danica are doing so well! Love and prayers to all.
Fri, 07/16/2010 - 10:44am
Thinking and prayer for a speedy recovery for all of you. Olivia you need to get better so that you can hold that new little cousin of yours!! We love you. Larry & Renee
Fri, 07/16/2010 - 8:14am
We are so HAPPY to hear that things are going so wonderfully for all involved! Warmed out hearts this am to read all the blogs. Danica, aren't those ice chips the greatest thing ever after surgery!? Olivia, you're the greatest and sweetest keep fighting and get lots of rest. Not sure of how long the recovery process is for you but we hope to see your sweet smiling self once school starts again in Sept. Take care, well wishes and love to all. - The Miller family (Andrew from your K class & "Mrs. Miller" Andrew's mom who came in every Tues. am to help in your class)
Fri, 07/16/2010 - 6:41am
Danica-you are amazing! Way to go! I have been praying for you and Oliva and I am so glad to hear you are both doing well!
Thu, 07/15/2010 - 8:53pm
Bruce Kim and Olivia~ We are so happy to hear that the surgery went well.....our Hearts and Prayers are with you all during this time....be sure and rest when you get the chance......and we will be checking the site and watching closely the progress and cheering you on...... With Love and Prayers,Jon and Terri
Thu, 07/15/2010 - 5:43pm
So glad to hear everyone is doing so well!
Thu, 07/15/2010 - 2:42pm
Kimberly,Don't worry about the thumb sucking I had mine in my mouth every night until I was in the 7th grade and that was when I was ready to give it up.My Mom & Dad just gave up trying to get me to stop.Nancy N
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 9:56pm
I have been following and reading updates all day, and have had all of you angels in my thougths and prayers, Danica, Liv, Kimberly, Bruce, and all of Liv's family, Jenn, Mia, Pam (although I have not met you as yet I can I imagine you could use some thoughts and prayers coming your way as well).... I always let my mind go and think of all the ways I could "help", and then realize you are all surounded by so many hands and hearts, sometimes thoughts and prayers are the least intrusive way to help. Do know that if any of you need anything, ever... I will always do whatever I can to be there for you. *hugs* I'm smiling, and filled with joy for all the blessings this day has brought. P.S. As I closed one of my classes today, I took a page from Jenn and had the students reach up and grab something they were grateful for and place it in their heart. I grabbed all of you, and hold you in my heart with gratitude.
Loren and Jodi sweitzer
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 8:55pm
HI,Olivia!We are so proud of how brave you are!Way to go!!We hope you feel great soon and have a blast with your new kidney!Love,Loren,Jodi,Zachary,Avery, and Natalie
Kimberlly & Bruce
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 6:50pm
Been hooked to my e-mail all day watching the blogs from Mia sounds like everything has went as planned.Just letting you know that this little girl has touched my heart.i had never met Liv but when I saw her at Boxx's Berry Festival with ice cream all over her face I knew that there was only one mission that I wanted to work for and that was Livlife. My granddaughter was born as a preemie at Swedish 10 years ago only being 2 lbbs 2 oz. and we were told that she would be far behind all other kids her age but she was like Liv and fought her way through life and has not missed a heartbeat along the way. Please let me know whatever I can do to help out your family while you are away and I will continue to work the Ferndale Farmers Market or wherever I am needed. I sent out a e-mail to my addresss book and everyone has put your family and Danika on there list.Love to all, Nancy Nordby
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 6:37pm
God bless you sweetie,I can just see you on your next walk with your boa on.I have never told you that I was at Virnga Massion Hospital for 34 days and away from my family & friends and only had contact on the weekends with family.It is a very lonly feeling even though I knew they were there for me.Just know that I am there for you and I will be waiting for you to come home so that maybe on a Friday when I do not work I can come and visit you and we can get to know each other a little bit more.I am in this for the long run and you can count on me for whatever you need or that Kimberliy & Bruce need.I am gluded to my e-mails today and I hope to call you tomorrow and you will not be to tired to talk but if you are I will understand.Got this weekend taken care of for the Market bar b gue and don't hasitate to call if there is anything eles I can do. We do have guys helping out from Intalco for Friday & Sat so glad they have found the cause.I guess you really touched there hearts before you left hope they can come through with more help.T hinking of you & Liv and I will say an extra prayer tonight that you both have a speedy recovery. Love as always
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 6:18pm
Our thoughts have been with all of you this entire day. Hope everyone has a speedy recovery. Will be thinking of you in the days to come. Steve and Kaye Clevenger
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 6:05pm
Hi Kimberly, Bruce, and Olivia! We are thinking and praying for you today and always. All the best--and happy transplant day!!! Love you guys! Chantel, Steve, and Max Gardner
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 3:07pm
I just got he news that the surgery went better than expected, I am sooo happy and have been thinking about you and Danica all day! I wish you both the best recovery surrounded by your wonderful friends and family sweetheart! :)
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:54am
Kimberly, Bruce, and Pam, You are in my thoughts. I am sure you are relieved and anxious, although, I don't pretend to fathom how you must feel today. Your baby girls are in supportive and loving hands. I just want you to know that I am in awe of Olivia and extremely proud of Danica. Liv Strong:)
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:43am
Such an exciting day! Olivia, you are a special little girl and the power of your being has lifted entire community. We are captivated by your energy and unbound spirit. Danica, your gift today exceeds the depths of my comprehension of selflessness. One can only imagine how Olivia's spirit has affected your own. Rest well and breathe freely. Love to you both.
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 9:34am
I am hoping you get all better Olivia! Love, Sean (Kindergarten classmate)
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 9:24am
Though Olivia I dont personally know you, I do know that you have brought out so much good in other people. Danica - you are an inspiration to others, you know I love you to bits! Olivia - you are a beautiful strong child and have brought so much love to others that I know you will recover in no time and will continue to show us all how easy it is to give and love. My full heart is with you all today.
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 8:55am
JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW WHERE PRAYING FOR BOTH OF YOU AND WILL BE THINKING OF YOU. IF YOU GUYS NEED ANYTHING GIVE US A CALL. WE LOVE YOU!
Tue, 07/13/2010 - 8:50pm
I will be praying for you all tomorrow!! With love, Stacy
Tue, 07/13/2010 - 8:30pm
Olivia and Danica I will be thinking about both of you all day tomorrow. Having done this myself, I can tell you Danica its the best experience you will have your entire life. I hope for a speedy recovery for both of you, take care and thank you so much for your blogs, I enjoy your words of wisdom and your sharing your feelings with us. Bonnie Karb
Erinn J Hale
Tue, 07/13/2010 - 7:34pm
You're in my thoughts... constantly. The inspiration from this weekend can't be fully put into words how much it's affected me. My power rock is in my hand, your strength and courage is in my heart, and my willingness to be there at a moment's notice is very present. I'd love to visit and read stories to Olivia if the opportunity presents itself. Please let me know should you need anything...I make really good cookies. Sending my love... Erinn
Becky (Blissett) Mallon
Tue, 07/13/2010 - 2:27pm
Hey Danica! I've been reading about you and Olivia and just wanted to say how incredible I think you are. It's absolutely amazing what you're doing - something that not many people would. You two have been in my thoughts since I first read the story and you will continue to be as you go through everything tomorrow. I hope it all goes perfectly and that the recovery is easy for both of you. If there is ever anything you need from Michigan, please send me a note! Oh yeah, and I have a fundraising idea for you...you could sing and make a cd of your own...you always had such a beautiful voice - it would totally sell!! I'd even play the piano for you! :) Take care. XXO, Becky (Blissett) Mallon (I posted this on Facebook too, Danica, bur wasn't sure how often you checked that so I thought I'd post here too!)
Tue, 07/13/2010 - 11:59am
To the dearest people I could possibly ever know...Danica, Liv and Kimberly...tomorrow is the day....it's here and it's a miracle. I am continually reminded of the wonders that our world holds...the beauty of the souls that we cross paths with....sometimes it feels chaotic and crazy and that we meet "by chance"..but I know that we are all meant to be in each others lives...a part of a wonderfully divine plan. I am eternally yours......and each day, when I feel that I love you as much as I possibly could....I find that I love you even more at the end of each day. Miss Mia
Sat, 07/10/2010 - 4:37pm
My dear Olivia and My friend Danica -- The special day is just about here to Givlife & Livlife. I think happy thoughts about both of you every day, and I always Smile :) You will both be in my heart and in my thoughts during these next days, and weeks to come. Know that you have inspired so many and are so loved by all who've had the privledge to know you. Sending Big Hugs From Me Both Of You xoxoxo.
Thu, 07/08/2010 - 7:50pm
Kimberly, I am so proud of you...of your strength that you have shown over the years. Olivia is so blessed to have a mother like you..to show her what it's like to be strong, responsible, giving and loving. When I spend time with Liv, I am always impressed at how sweet and kind and gentle she is.....and so much joy! She could not be this way without your guidance...... I love you.....Mia
Mon, 07/05/2010 - 11:47pm
For Olivia and Liberty... Hi. My name is Joe, and I work in a button factory. I have a wife, a dog and a family. One day, my boss said to me, "Joe are you busy?" I said "no". He said, "turn the button with your right hand." Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha cha.... ;) Can't wait to trampoline with you again my loves.
Tue, 06/29/2010 - 6:58am
Danica, It was a pleasure to met you at Bellingham Health Care, and thank you for stopping by. Your such a special person and Olivia has won the hearts of many at the Care Center. I will be thinking of you and Olivia on the 14th, believe me your experiencing a wonderful event on that day... Bonnie Karb
Sun, 06/27/2010 - 6:59pm
Love and prayers to the two of you... both beautiful and strong, you will do very, very well. Love and Light from Michigan!
Sat, 06/26/2010 - 2:37pm
Hi Olivia, I wanted to say that you are an amazing little girl and I hope you feel better. I had tons of fun at the Very Berry LivFest with you when we watched the magic show, rode around on the golf cart, and got ice cream! I'd be happy to have you come over to the farm again anytime this summer! You're very brave, and I hope that things take a turn for the better for your family. Love you Liv!
Sat, 06/26/2010 - 12:55pm
YAY Kimberly! I am so PROUD of You!!!
Tina Tina Macerina
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 11:10am
Miss Olivia I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you!! I get to see you and Nana later this afternoon. Im pretty excited to show you off to my co-workers!! Love ya princess.
Mon, 06/21/2010 - 9:51pm
HI OLIVIA IT WAS SO NICE TO MEET YOU MY KIDS SAY HI AGAIN AND I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SIGNATURE ON MY SHIRT....I LOVE THE STRAWBERRY FEST IT WAS REALLY FUN ..AND THE KIDS LOVED IT TO ALL THE FACE PAINTING BALOONS AND MUCH MORE HOPE YOUR DOING WELL...THE LANCASTER FAMILY (BELLINGHAM)OH AND TAYLOR SAYS HI..
Sat, 06/19/2010 - 8:14am
*It's the Perfect Day for a Very Berry LivFest at Boxx Berry Farms!!*
Sun, 06/13/2010 - 4:40pm
Hi Olivia! You are the most beautiful little girl in the world. Your life has affected many in such a short amount of time. I am praying for you and your family daily. "There can be miracles when you believe. Though hope is frail. It is hard to kill. Who knows what miracles you can achieve when you believe."-From the Prince of Egypt soundtrack. Peace, love and joy to YOU.
Fri, 06/11/2010 - 3:16pm
Hi Olivia! I wanted to thank you and your mom for inviting me to join you for dinner the other night. It was fun to go and see Danica, and play I spy with you. Boy...can you ever put away the bread! Kia and I can hardly wait to come play with you more over the summer.... I'll see you next weekend at the Very Berry Strawberry LivFest! We love you honey! Miss Mia
Mon, 06/07/2010 - 4:44pm
Just wanted to let you all know we are having a car wash on Friday at work to help raise funds for Olivia. If you want your car washed and to give some money come on by 1200 Birchwood Ave from 10 to 3
Fri, 06/04/2010 - 2:33pm
Cook Family: your strength, grace and beauty humble me. Thank you for being such a beautiful light... and for opening your story so that we can be a part of it. I honor and adore you. xoxox
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 2:43pm
I just sent to everyone on my facebook, and asked for them to pass on to there friends, getting a friend chain going.
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 2:13pm
I just seen your story on the web, If another donor is needed and I'm a match I'm here firstname.lastname@example.org, I just bought the song and also a cash donation, god bless both of them.
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 10:50am
Hey Olivia, I saw you on T.V. this weekend! You are famous! Congratulations, you looked great :)
Joseph Balestrino of Federal way, WA
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 10:49am
I was wondering can one simply donate a kidney? If so... is her blood type A +? Not something I considered when i woke up this morning and was having my 1st cup of coffee. However, God leads us in directions for a reason. My name is Joseph Balestrino. I live in Federal Way, Wa. If I am a compatible donor I would like to help. Hope My desire to help is not misguided. God Bless, Joseph. Joseph A. Balestrino Office: 253-235-5418 Mail: BalestrinoJoe@yahoo.com
Mon, 05/31/2010 - 12:41pm
Hello Olivia. I just want to say that even though I haven't met you. (My sister Holly works with Danica). I can say that I know for a fact how strong, brave and wonderful of a person you are. All families go through tough times and I am praying for your entire family. Just remember God brought Danica into your life for a reason. You will always be blessed by him, and I have a feeling he has great plans and needs of you in your future. Take care, and God Bless. Love, Patrick W. Donovan
Mon, 05/31/2010 - 2:18am
What a heart warming story. My thoughts and prayers go out to the donor and to all involved in this beautiful families story.
Sun, 05/30/2010 - 5:09pm
I am praying for Olivia and a successful translplant. I too have PKD and am living with dialysis and the hopes for a transplant. I cannot imagine being a child going thru this or having my child go thru it.
Sun, 05/30/2010 - 12:42pm
Yay! YAY! Yay! Wahoo! LivFest gathered hundreds of beautiful community members and raised at least $15,000! ...with more still waiting to be tallied. :) Then The Market BBQ raised over $10,000 more this weekend! With personal donations made directly to the COTA website being added daily, it's safe to say that we've raised close to $30,000 in two weekends! ....THANK YOU so much to everyone who has lent a hand!
Jessica and Shelby Matheson
Fri, 05/28/2010 - 12:52pm
Hi Olivia! This is Shelby. We went to preschool together at Miss Patti's. I just wanted to say Hi and I will be a LivLife tomorrow, if I'm feeling better. I can't wait to see you. I miss you lots. I had surgery on Wednesday. I will be praying for you and thinking about you when you have your surgery. When you are feeling better, I hope we can play at the fountain in Ferndale again, and maybe you can come to my grandma's house again and play. Love you Olivia! From, Shelby
Fri, 05/28/2010 - 10:45am
Livfest was a success! being a Windward High school student I really wanted to to help out, so I came and volunteered and managed the bean bag station for awhile, although dangerous, it was all worth the while when Olivia gave a try and made it!
Fri, 05/28/2010 - 9:38am
Hello Olivia! I got a chance to talk with you at the Festival on Saturday, you are such a ray of sunshine! I hope you had as fun of a time as I did. I bought one of your lovely Liv Life bracelets and I wear it every day to remind me of you and how wonderful and strong you are.
Wed, 05/26/2010 - 3:26pm
Hi Olivia, I work with Danica and I have met your mom at the gym. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the festival on Saturday. My daughter, who is also 6, has said how much fun she had and how she is going to be praying for you every night. Just wanted to let you know how many people are thinking about you.
Tina Tina Macerina
Wed, 05/26/2010 - 12:50pm
Hello Gorgeous!! Im so excited to come see you and your mama tomorrow night and help you make more bracelets for this weekend!! Cass and I are looking forward to spending Saturday morning/afternoon with you!! I'm thinking we are going to need to stop for some coffee & hot chocolate w/ whip, on our way to the bbq!! Cass talked to me on the phone yesterday and said, "I cant wait to see Olivia!! I just love that girl!!" Keep smiling!! Love You!!
Mrs. Miller (Andrew's mom)
Wed, 05/26/2010 - 9:44am
Dear Olivia, I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed volunteering in your classroom every Tues. morning this year. You are such a sweetie, I love getting to work with you on all the fun projects that Mrs. Lyon has us doing! You are so creative, colorful and a true inspiration. While I was gone on May 22nd and will be gone this Sat. the 29th I hope the fundraisers have gone and will go well for you. I wish you all the best in July and our family will be thinking of you this summer! Who knows maybe you'll be in the same class next year as Andrew and I'll get to work with you again, if not I'll see you in the halls or in the lunch room and I'll say hi! Take care kiddo! - The Miller family
Tue, 05/25/2010 - 4:01pm
Hi Olivia! I have never met you but I will try to remember to pray for you. I know Jesus loves you! I am almost 19 years old but I have a little sister who is 5. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son [Jesus], that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." I hope you get all better soon! :)
Tue, 05/25/2010 - 2:48pm
Monkey, You never cease to amaze me... lastnight we dropped in on you at the gym... You were playing with friends, and climbing on the slide while we walked in for yet another photo shoot. Your grace, your flexibility, your incredible style are so admirable and inspiring. I am so blessed to know you! xoxoxo
Larry Bauer and Robert Morgan
Tue, 05/25/2010 - 1:49pm
It was such a pleasure and an honour to be there at LIV FEST on Saturday. What a great day to help celebrate such a wonderful cause. And....the weather cooperated. We hope that this extraordinary event helped to collect thousands of $$$$$$. I took a few photos and I'll forward them on to Danica soon. You will be in our constant thoughts and prayers. Danica will keep us updated as we see her quite often at Anthony's. Love and All the Best from Larry and Robert ( Vancouver, Canada )
Maryon Morgan MacRae
Tue, 05/25/2010 - 10:25am
Dear Olivia and Danica, Larry Bauer and Robert Morgan sent me your story. I live in Florida so you are a long way away from me. I hope my contribution adds to your recovery. God bless you and keep you both in His loving care. I am a retired registered nurse so I have a good idea of your trials. Sincerely, with love, Maryon
Sun, 05/23/2010 - 9:40pm
I waited all day so that I could dance with you, and Dance we did! Dancing to celebrate your laughter and your life! Your presence gives so much meaning to LivLife everyday, and to everyone that surrounds you. ...Though you are just a pint sized princess..I could hardly keep up with you! Memories such as this last a life time, you are so special me just for being YOU. Big Hugs from me to you!
Sun, 05/23/2010 - 3:12pm
WOW! What a party we had yesterday. All of the people we saw came to LivFest just for you Olivia, look at how much love there is for you. I had the best day of my live and I wouldn't have had that without you in my life.We love you so much honey.... Miss Mia
Sun, 05/23/2010 - 7:48am
Hi Olivia, I just wanted to say that you have touched my daughter Brianna Byrnes. You guys go to the same school and she comes home telling me how cute you are. :) Her and I pray for you and your family, we wish you the very best. Keep your spirits up and we will follow your journey with you. God Bless you little one.
Tina Tina Macerina
Fri, 05/21/2010 - 8:50pm
Had Fun With You At The Parade Today!! You Looked Amazing In Your Outfit!! I Was Jealous!! :) See You Tomorrow Gorgeous!! Love You!!
Fri, 05/21/2010 - 7:11pm
You will always be in my heart. I helped out in your class when you went to Ms. Patti's. You were such a nice little girl. God bless you
Fri, 05/21/2010 - 8:29am
Hi Olivia, I was thinking about you today and wanted to let you know how wonderful you are. Every time I see you I am amazed at how you shine. you light up a room and I always have fun giggling and making faces when we have dinner with Grandma Becky. We will see you on Saturday and can't wait to maybe dance and have some more giggles!
Fri, 05/21/2010 - 12:45am
"She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short." -Brian Andreas makes beautiful art, but you make the beauty of this world complete for me. One day til your party kiddo! xoxo- Thank You!
Thu, 05/20/2010 - 10:40pm
Olivia: I had the pleasure of meeting you when i worked with your mom at WECU. It was Halloween and you came behind the line to get candy. All you had to do was smile and it made my day. You are such a brave young lady and i admire your strength. You are loved by so many people in this world, especially your mom. I will be praying for you my dear and sending lots of love your way. Your friend, Tara To the Cook Family: You will be in my thoughts and prayers as Olivia has her transplant on July 14, 2010. Kimberly if you need anything please let me know. And He will raise you up on eagle's wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
Tue, 05/18/2010 - 1:52pm
Olivia, You are one lucky little girl to have such a wonderful person like Danica in your life. She and I traveled together several years ago, so I know how much fun you must have with her. I pray for you each day when I pray for my son. Take Care, Beth (from Maine)
Mon, 05/17/2010 - 8:20am
Every day I read the comments from so many people who love and support you little one and it brings me to tears. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help you in any way I can. I know this is what I have been called to do. Danica truly is an angel sent here for you and everything is falling into place so perfectly. I can't wait for Saturday! I have told all of my friends and family who hope to stop by and meet you!
Sat, 05/15/2010 - 9:16am
...last night you fell asleep in my arms and I wanted to freeze time... I love you kid!
Thu, 05/13/2010 - 10:32pm
Each morning as you walk into our classroom with your cheerful warm smile (even when your tummy is not feeling so happy) brings great joy to me. Knowing that I have had an opportunity to spend another day with such a special little gal that you are, and to see you trudge through seemingly long boring days at school makes me realize you are the bravest little princess to walk the halls of Cascadia. Your kinder friends and Cascadia staff send you our love, well wishes and support. Stay Strong Keep Smiling and 'Big Hugs For You From Me'! Yep, I'll see you on May 22nd!
TINA TINA MACERINA
Thu, 05/13/2010 - 10:40am
Miss Olivia!! Just want you to know I'm thinking of you and am so excited for you!! You have a smile that captures people's hearts and are such a brave and beautiful girl. And Danica... All I can say is WOW!! You are truly an amazing woman!! You both are in my thoughts and prayers!! I'll see you on May 22nd. Love You!!
Thu, 05/13/2010 - 9:23am
Hi Olivia, You don't know me, but I work for the same Credit Union as your mother. I am so happy and thrilled to help at your party on May 22nd. I look forward to meeting you in person. You have a GREAT SMILE!!! Keep smiling...we are going to have a BLAST at your LIV FEST party!!! Love, Stacey
Wed, 05/12/2010 - 3:56pm
Happy Birthday Bugger! *Got the news today: the date is set! * On July 14th you and I are going to change our lives forever! Prayers from all around the world are pouring in as people hear the news. You are loved child! You are loved! xoxox-dj
Wed, 05/12/2010 - 3:54pm
Angels are stepping forward everyday! This truly is a Magical Opportunity!
Wed, 05/12/2010 - 2:49pm
Hi Olivia, I work at WECU with your mom and have heard a lot about you! My little daughter Kaehlyn inherited a bunch of your old baby clothes and supplies and loves them, so thank you for handing them down to her! I am excited for Liv Fest and to see your beautiful artwork! I will see you there!
Wed, 05/12/2010 - 7:56am
Hi Olivia! I work with Danica and know your mom. I met you once while you were visiting the play area at the gym. You have the most beautiful smile and it is obvious that you are surrounded by people who love you. I am praying that God sends his angels to hug and protect you and Danica!
Wed, 05/12/2010 - 12:27am
Hi Olivia, I am a very good friend of Danica's and I have been hearing about how very special you are! You are such a brave, smiley little girl and I love hearing your stories. I wish you lots of luck, love and hugs and hope you had a very happy 6th birthday! Love Christy xx
Mon, 05/10/2010 - 5:07pm
Hi sweet Olivia, I continue to be totally amazed at the amount of people that are willing to help on your campaign. T shirts are rolling in and donations for the raffle baskets, as well as people being willing to spread the news, pass out fliers and hang posters for LivFest!!!! You are so loved and cared for sweetheart. Talk to you soon.
Sat, 05/08/2010 - 11:27am
Today is absolutely beautiful. Each day presents more things to be grateful for, but the best, and most important is you Liv. Keep laughing the way you do. Keep exploring and seeing everything beautiful. You brighten the world for all of us that know and love you.
Sat, 05/08/2010 - 5:58am
hi little miss olivia! i met you @ the bbq @the the park last weekend. u sure do have a beautiful smile and shiny cheeks! u have lots of friends and family that love u very much, and i can see why ;] . kimberly, u are a strong and beautiful person. i believe that love conquers all.... i am happy to help in any way,any time. your family is an inspiration,all of u.
Sat, 05/08/2010 - 1:00am
Olivia, I think of you daily. Your spirit transports my spirit to a new appreciation for life. You are a pure ray of sunshine. Liv Strong!
Fri, 05/07/2010 - 10:32pm
The world is getting smaller, warmer and more beautiful by the minute as we share your story... I wish you could see the look on people's faces as we tell them about you ... or the light in their eyes when they first see your face. ...You are so Beautiful Sweet Child. Keep fighting kiddo. We're almost there! xoxxo- I Love You, Danica
Thu, 05/06/2010 - 2:25pm
Wow! We have two weeks until LivFest! This is coming together beautifully. So many people are coming forward to help, total strangers as well as people we already know. I can hardly wait to see how many show up at your festival to celebrate your life. We all love you Olivia! Miss Mia
Thu, 05/06/2010 - 1:03pm
May 22: LivFest 10:30am-9pm At the Village Green in Fairhaven 12 Incredible Local Bands, 5 Tents with everything from food and coffee, to T-Shirts and bracelets, band merchandise and kids games! Be There. In Two Weeks! Drawings to win Bellingham's Best of Everything! :)
Thu, 05/06/2010 - 10:07am
Hey Little Bug, Talked to Kami from the Transplant Team at UW Medical Center yesterday... they're gonna have a date for us by next Wednesday! ...then it's Transplant Games and away! ..hope you got your speedy legs on babe. I Love You! Danica
Sun, 05/02/2010 - 9:02pm
Hello Liv, It was wonderful to finally meet you today. I love your mom, and Danica, and have felt blessed for their example and spirits in my life... and now I am glad to know your sweet spirit too, and see what has inspired them so much. My kids enjoyed meeting you and playing with you today too, especially Ariel. Keep spreading that sweet smile!.... Jenny... (Darian, Ariel, Courtney, Marianna & Jon too)
Sat, 05/01/2010 - 1:16pm
Hi Sweetheart, Everyday I think of you and am grateful that you have blessed my life. So many of us have been getting to know you and we grow to love you more and more. I really loved having you over to visit my little farm. I sure hope you enjoyed seeing the animals! Maybe some day, when you're ready you can ride my horse. He is pretty big, but he is very sweet. I even know of a smaller horse that you could ride. Your music festival is coming up very soon and I think you are going to have such a wonderful time dancing and playing! I know I will play with you! Love you punkin and see you soon! Miss Mia
Fri, 04/30/2010 - 10:35pm
Hey Kiddo! Got the postcard prints today and have been handing them out like hot cakes! Your cute little sillouette in pink on the horizon of the rockin crowd is the perfect final touch... everything about this campaign is perfect! Yesterday, Mary from Copies Now donated 500 business cards out of her own pocket! Today I picked up hundreds of copies of your postcards from Jim, with even more to come! Tonight, Tammi and Grace came into the restaurant with their husbands; when they heard our story, they cried, gave us both praises and said they'd be praying for us all throughout this entire journey. I know they will. Grace said she's going to put your picture on her fridge as a reminder of Love and Goodness... I know what she means, I already done the same. ...the days are busy and long preparing for LivFest in three weeks... but with so many angels in this community, and with your smiling face, Every Step of This Journey is a Blessing and an Honor to Take. Thank you Kiddo- for all that you do, and all that you are! I love you-
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 8:39pm
Liv, you are such a joy to know! ... I had a blast catching fairies and bubbles with you yesterday! You are amazing photogenic, magical and magnetic! ...I love you kiddo! xoxoxo you are a blessing xoxox -Danica
The COTA Staff
Thu, 04/22/2010 - 12:00pm
We are happy to be working with you!