Gavin’s Moment Has Come. Surgeries Are a Definite “Go” for Tomorrow Morning, January 3, 2008.

We have just received confirmation from Gavin’s grandmother, Jane Schwalbach, that the surgeries for both Jill and Gavin are a definite “go” for very early tomorrow morning. Gavin will need a blood transfusion during his transplant surgery. With God’s grace, both surgeries should be complete by early afternoon tomorrow.

Thank you to all who have already posted notes of encouragement, prayer, and well wishes for Jill’s and Gavin’s upcoming surgeries. It means so much to Jill and Jay to have such support from those who have been touched by Gavin in some way.

If you have not done so, we encourage you to send your love electronically through Gavin’s website. Please post your messages to Gavin’s Guestbook, or you may also send personal email or electronic card links via the “Contact Us” page of Gav’s website. All of those cards and messages will get to Jill and Jay personally.

On the advice of all doctors involved in this process, Jill and Jay cannot allow any visitation (other than very immediate family) at the hospital or their home for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Also, no plants or flowers can be sent to either Jill or Gavin because of Gavin’s immunocompromised condition. For those of you who wish to do something special, please consider donating to a children’s charity in Gavin’s name. Some special charities, chosen by Jill, are listed on the “Donate Now” page on Gav’s site.

Thank you so much for all the love you’ve shown to Gavy, Jill, and all the Winslow and Schwalbach families. We will post updates on Jill and Gavy’s progress on the site as quickly as we can to keep everyone informed. We ask for your prayers and support and to keep walking with us on Gavy’s incredible journey.

It’s time for miracles. May God and the angels watch over our special angels. And as Jill would say, “May your prayers be heard and may you cherish all that you have! ”.

Kristin Carpenter – Proud cousin and webmaster of

11 thoughts on “Gavin’s Moment Has Come. Surgeries Are a Definite “Go” for Tomorrow Morning, January 3, 2008.

  1. Dear Winslow’s,
    I am so excited to hear that the surgeries on for tomorrow morning. Your entire family and the medical staff are in my prayers. I can’t wait for another update. Good Luck and God Bless you all.

    Karen Little

  2. I am so happy that transplant is a GO!!. Our prayers are definately with you. I pray everything turns out perfect and that some day our to Gavy’s can be pen pals.



    Please give this family the strength, hope, and love that they need during this difficult time. I ask that you hold them tight in your arms Lord and heal them as quickly as possible. I pray Lord that they will have minimal pain and get to go home soon. I pray that Gavin will live a healthy and full life.

    In Jesus’ name,

  3. Jay and Jill,

    I woke up this morning just praying things were a go…I am thinking about you all today and I know God is watching over your sweet baby boy as he goes through this. Jill, what an amazing thing – Gavin once lived inside of you and now a part of you will live inside him forever! Love to all of you.

  4. Jay,Jill, Lulu and Gavin,
    Our thoughts have been with you constantly the last few days, hoping everything would be a “go” today. The first thing I did this morning was to log on and look at Gavin’s site! We will be sending prayers and positive thoughts all day! God is truly with you today. Here’s to having a healthy Gavin soon!

    Larr & Kay, Jeremy and Jessica

  5. To the Winslow’s,

    We have been following your story and are so happy that the transplant date has finally arrived. We have a daughter Gavin’s age, and can’t imagine all you have dealt with over the past 22 months. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Stoddard’s
    Randy, Sara, Drew and Megan (future classmate, class of 2024)

  6. Thinking about you guys non STOP!!!!!! This is what we have all been waiting for! I expect Gavin to be yelling at Rugger, as soon as he is feeling up to it. Jay take care of your great family and give them ALL big hugs tonight.

  7. Jill, Jay, Lauren and Gavin……
    Prayers are coming at you in full force! I wish there were more I could do. I love you and will keep the prayers coming.
    Sam, Beth and Reagan Daane

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