A few months ago, we at Mother’s Fighting For Others were told about an amazing little boy named Trevor Kott. We were all moved to action. We did our very best to get the word out and get others to get registered with the Bone Marrow Registry. He fought AML, a rare form of leukemia, for over six months. Trevor passed away this past April. We were all so saddened by this news.
The day off his passing, his mother Angela wrote the following,
“I thought my heart would be broken, but instead I realize how much fuller it is for having the privilege to have been Trevorâ€™s mom. We have all been praying for a miracle together, but as Pat reminded me, the miracle happened the day Trevor was born. He has given so much in his short life, I know he was sent here so we all could witness life in its purest form. I donâ€™t have a lot of energy left to write much more, but I felt it was important for Trevor for everyone to look up on this bright sunny day and watch Trevor soar. My precious baby peacefully started his journey to heaven at around 8 oâ€™clock this morning.”
We read Angela’s words and knew what we needed to do. Our work wasn’t over. So we moved forward with our own drives. This past weekend, our own Julie Ferenzi held her own drive in honor of Trevor. You can read about her drive in the Herald News.
I know Julie worked really hard to get this drive moving. I knew nothing was going to stop her. A fellow friend and Cafemom, Tracy, drove an hour to help Julie with her drive on Saturday. The two worked tirelessly and were able to get 50 new donors on the registry list. Julie knew that, “Even though the drive I intended to hold in his honor will no longer benefit him, it will probably save someone else’s life.”
She might save 50.
Great job, Julie. I am so proud to know you and call you my friend.