Sunday, May 2, 2010

B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E!

"Be aggressive
Got to be aggressive
B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E"

This cheer that I used to do back in the day (yes I was a cheerleader once upon a time) has come to my mind every time I hung up the phone today, talking with one more person about what we can do, and that has been a lot of times. Many people are on the move, on the phone, and on the net trying to get this tree shakin'. We cannot sit idly by and do nothing. Clark got a letter in the mail that said his hearing for the Medicaid appeal is scheduled for May 13. This is already an answer to prayer as we were originally told it would be a whole month away. In the meantime, letters have been written to send to congressmen, TV and radio stations, and many others. Good Morning America has a Living the Dream contest to which many entries were submitted on Clark's behalf. KSFY and KeloLand in South Dakota, Bill Gephardt and KSL of Utah, and many congressmen already have or plan to be notified. Hopefully this gets some attention, and some action.




A powerful, beautiful letter was written by a member of Clark's singles ward. Please click here to read it, and if you choose to, you can also print it and send it to whomever you think could help.




To Senator Orrin G. Hatch:

SENATOR,

I HAVE A NEPHEW, CLARK KIMBLE, THAT LIVES IN UTAH THAT HAS UNDERGONE AN UNBELIEVABLE ORDEAL WITH A LIVER TRANSPLANT, THIRTEEN SURGERIES, AND NOW THE NEED FOR A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT AT AGE 25 AND IS BEING DENIED BY MEDICAID. MEDICAID IS PAYING $44,000 PER MONTH FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS AND YET DENIES THE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT THAT COULD ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE BLOOD. COULD YOUR OFFICE PLEASE MAKE AN INQUIRY IN CLARK'S BEHALF? PLEASE CHECK OUT THE BLOG AT http://superclarkkimble.blogspot.com THAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF CLARK'S ORDEAL..

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
ROGER GROFF



5 comments:

kate larson said...

I sent a very detailed e-mail to Get Gephardt, did not hear a response. I will definitely send this letter to him and others. The more people that get bombarded with it the better. YOU HAVEN'T GIVEN UP AND WE WON'T EITHER CLARK!!!! You are not alone in this fight for life...love you all!

Tasha said...

I posted this on my family blog and on FaceBook! I pray everyday you will receive your transplant.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Clark & Family, I sat at my computer Monday night thinking, what can I do to help. As you know we have survived two miracles in our lives through prayer. I went down my e-mail list and asked all my friends if they would pray for you. I have gotten a lot of responses saying they would love to pray for you.Bobby & I love you & your family.Just keep on keeping on.
Blessings,
Bobby & Claudia Mills

Bart said...

Clark, it looks like lots of people are doing many great things to help you get what you need.. Keep up the great fight . If there is any thing I can do to help just ask and I will do what ever I can. Love you Bart

Kristie said...

Clark,
I am touched by your story!
I will forward your blog to everyone I know. there has to be some way to get this done!
Stay strong!
XOXO-Kristie