After checking into the Gift of Life House, we strolled over to one of our favorite parks; Franklin Square, to enjoy the awesome weather and check out the fountains. While there we also shared some yummy french fries, chased some bubbles and ran through the grass barefoot. And...we got to finally meet one of our good kidney friends; Parker and his Mom and Dad, Kristen and Jason. Kristen and I have become good friends over the past two years, bonding over our little super boys, but we haven't had the opportunity to meet until now. The Porche's live outside of New Orleans, but are here at CHOP this week while Parker is evaluated for his kidney (and possible liver) transplant. Parker and Stephen have the same birth/infant story and the exact same disease and connected long ago while Kristen was still pregnant and Stephen was just a little baby. I'm so happy we finally got to meet, although wish it were under different circumstances for sure. You can read more about Parker and his journey to transplant here: http://parkersfightagainstpkd.blogspot.com/
Here are some pictures of our fun night. Now lets just hope the fun continues and we get some awesome lab results tomorrow at transplant clinic (and some sleep for Mommy!)!