The Power of a Mother's Unconditional Love
By Sarah Ford on June 3, 2014
Source: Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
When Kathy Ramey found out she was expecting triplets in 2009, the love for her three daughters grew with each day of her pregnancy. She was excited that her sons would soon have three sisters to play with. On July 13, 2010, at 29 weeks – way earlier than Kathy or her husband expected – her girls were born. Tragically, her daughter Carly passed away and her two other daughters, Joy and Eva, were fighting for their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit.
While the family rejoiced when Eva came home after two months, they knew Joy faced a longer hospital stay and more challenges, having been diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Her little body needed a new kidney.
The Ramey’s waited for Joy to get stronger desperately hoping that a donor would be found. Their prayers were answered when, after a series of tests, Kathy found out that her kidney was a perfect match for her little girl.
After the surgery the family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Oklahoma City so they could be close to Joy and Kathy during their recovery.