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Friends & Family,
Thank you in advance for reading about Shannon, her journey & taking a moment to consider helping us fight this battle that is before us. We are excited about the future & know the source of our hope for Shannon’s prognosis. You can help play a part in her journey, just by reading along & becoming more aware of what she is facing. There is truly only one way to tell this story & that’s to start at the beginning.
Shannon and I just celebrated our 40th birthday last December-I thought we both should have some routine checkups..(because that is what you do when you turn 40, right?!..) Thank God she listened. After a routine checkup & some standard bloodwork, Shannon received an alarming phone call while she was at work & was told that she needed to get to the hospital right away.
Once at the hospital there were a lot of questions, tests, & time spent waiting but not many answers. The Dr said this was a real head scratcher. Since the phone call in June that changed everything, we have spent months waiting for answers, taken multiple trips to Vanderbilt, fought many sleepless nights, felt daily prayers lifted by SO many & heard more medical terminology than we ever care to remember. Shannon has endured weekly blood tests & received regular blood transfusions & recently started receiving platelet transfusions just to be able to keep up with life. All the while she has continued to work and has never complained about her situation. She has leaned on her faith that God would provide.
Now, we finally know what we were dealing with and the verdict is Aplastic Anemia. A quick google search will tell you that it’s no walk in the park. It is a very rare blood disorder that impacts new blood cells being created. It is a chronic issue (meaning it won’t just go away on its own) & we have no idea why Shannon has just now acquired this disease since we have no family history of Aplastic Anemia. In addition to many other issues, Aplastic Anemia can cause extreme fatigue, frequent or severe infection (because the body is too weak to fight it off) & we won't go into the rest.
BUT, -We have GOOD news....The MD’s at Vanderbilt say there is a cure through a stem cell transplant. This will not be an easy road, but as my dad would say this option is a "no brainer". Receiving a stem cell transplant is our one shot, an all chips on the table type of gamble with great risk & great reward. Thank God it is going to happen for my sister because we just found out in November that Shannon has a stem cell donor…halleluiah!! I told you there was hope in this story and it couldn’t have come at a better time. While we know life’s trials are a guarantee, we also know we will NEVER walk through the valleys alone.
Here’s the plan:
-Shannon will be at Vanderbilt 90-100 days
-She will begin with chemotherapy treatments scheduled to start December 5th
-Her “Day 0”- AKA stem cell transplant date is scheduled for December 20th
-For the remaining days, she will take several medications to help her body accept the new stem cells & will be closely monitored by the team at Vandy. Once they determine that her body has accepted the new stem cells, she will be released to go home & get back to life as “normal” as possible.
Shannon will unfortunately lose her job as she focuses on fighting this illness & healing. She is not eligible for FMLA. Her treatment will fluctuate between inpatient and outpatient given the phase of the treatment she is receiving. She is required to stay in the Nashville area throughout the 100 days of treatment. There is housing available close to the hospital that she will be staying in & family will be traveling back & forth from East TN to help care for her.
How can you help:
There is an immeasurable value in prayer, please pray for Shannon daily, especially on 12/5th- 12/20th. We will keep you updated with other procedures & dates as we know more.
Funds are needed for insurance premiums, housing, food, transportation & day to day needs that would arise while being away from the comforts of home for 3 months. I know it is around Christmas and funds are tight for so many but really there is no better time of year to help others and no better person that deserves help, hope & prayer. Please consider giving for my sis, your generosity would help alleviate one of our burdens during this unexpected season.
Please pray for Shannon’s stem cell donor during this journey as well because she is making a great sacrifice to help save Shannon’s life. While we had many people offer to be donors if they were a match, none of them were the type of match preferred by Shannon’s medical team. We do not know this young woman & likely will never meet her. She is selflessly helping a complete stranger & we are so very grateful. Please consider donating blood, platelets or even submitting a sample to Be the Match (https://join.bethematch.org/). You never know when that person who needs help may be someone you know & love.
Thank you so much for reading about Shannon & what she is facing. We know that God IS providing a way for her & we can not wait to share the next chapter of this story with you. We are honored that you have chosen to read her story & we would love to know how to pray for you. Please feel free to message us with your prayer requests. May God bless you, your time & your generosity during this season.
Thank you!!
Love,
Staci (Shannon’s Twin)  and Family 
Want to know more about Aplastic Anemia? Read more below
https://www.aamds.org/
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aplastic-anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355015
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38
 

Retired AES Teacher

2019-12-13 13:14:08

I remember you, your sister, and your brother's sweet little faces at Alcoa Elementary School when I was teaching Kindergarten there. Sending good thoughts for your strength and healing.

Diane and Don Anderson

2019-12-11 00:24:24

Praying for Shannon and her doctors.

Herb and Jane

2019-12-10 21:45:50

Praying daily for Shannon.

Pat & Steve Fugate

2019-12-10 20:58:17

Praying for you, Shannon.

Debbie Gibbs and Danny Reeves

2019-12-07 21:29:48

We love you, Shannon.

Tina

2019-12-07 20:53:58

Prayers for Shannon ❤️ You are LOVED by many!

Travis & Sarah Stinnett

2019-12-07 16:08:39

Praying for you and your family

Randy and Marilyn Reisser

2019-12-07 15:52:46

Continued prayers

Anonymous

2019-12-07 03:30:23

Keeping you, family and donor in prayer."Now may the Lord if peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you" 2Thes/3:16

Carol j Stinnett

2019-12-06 13:49:33

Carol Steve and Travis Stinnett are praying for you with all our hearts. With God anything is possible

Hal and Angela Kearney

2019-12-06 00:57:42

We will be in continuous prayer for Shannon and all of you and family!

Anonymous

2019-12-06 00:52:03

Wish you all the best, prayer for you and your family

Alisha Bledsoe

2019-12-05 23:27:51

Praying for you, your medical team, and your family!

Henry & Jessica Lau

2019-12-05 16:43:34

In our thoughts and prayers everyday. Praying these treatments go well with minimal side effects, a fast recovery, and 100% healed from the transplant. Matthew 18:19 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Larry & Kay Pender

2019-12-05 15:45:04

We continue to pray for you, Shannon.

Michelle and Austin

2019-12-05 15:39:01

I am praying for you.

Travis Wright

2019-12-05 02:54:48

Stay strong- You got this!

Anonymous

2019-12-04 15:59:44

Shannon you are in our prayers

Valarie

2019-12-04 14:23:19

"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" Deuteronomy 31:6. I work with Tammy and I've been praying for you and your family since I've heard of your illness. It's not much but hopefully it'll help some along your journey.

Laura Overholt & Tucker

2019-12-04 13:40:33

Praying for you! Love & hugs!!

The Smith Family

2019-12-04 00:10:00

We are praying for you all! Love the Smith family

M Kight. CNU family

2019-12-04 00:01:09

Praying for you and your family..

Katie Hill Morrell

2019-12-03 23:40:05

Praying for you!

Anonymous

2019-12-03 23:20:37

Praying for Shannon and her family!

Richard and Jane Wright (Travis Parents)

2019-12-03 21:50:45

Prayers and thoughts are with you. Thank you for being a great neighbor.

JENNIFER ELAINE DRUM

2019-12-03 20:22:08

❤️

Karen

2019-12-03 02:36:49

Prayers!!

Pamela Duffy

2019-12-02 19:58:05

We are praying for Shannon and your family.

Mickey & Sandy Anderson

2019-12-02 01:31:26

Shannon, we love you so much! You're like one of our own! Praying for healing and God's peace as you go through this process.

The Shockleys

2019-12-01 23:45:27

We are praying so hard for you, Shannon!! Sending lots of love your way!

Will & Steph

2019-12-01 22:04:03

Prayers for Shannon ❤️

Rachael Welch

2019-12-01 19:35:24

Praying for complete healing!

Adam and Tiffany Higdon

2019-12-01 16:08:18

Praying ❤️

Carol Potter

2019-12-01 16:04:49

Shannon you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

Dawn & Shane

2019-12-01 14:28:31

We are praying for you, your family & your donor ♥

Tammy Barnett

2019-12-01 13:09:33

Praying for you Shannon

Stella Thomas

2019-11-30 13:48:14

Stay strong Shannon!! You’ve got this tough girl!! I love you & will continue to pray for you, my beautiful friend

Vanessa McNeil

2019-11-30 05:34:51

Sending much love and prayers — God’s got this!

Catrina Crisp

2019-11-30 04:24:12

You got this! God Bless.

Steve Slater

2019-11-30 03:12:56

Prayers

Sarah Taylor

2019-11-30 00:59:53

Praying for you everyday!!

Angie and Danny

2019-11-29 23:47:17

Prayers for Shannon and family!

Fred and Brenda Newman

2019-11-29 22:13:12

Prayers for you sweet girl! Stay strong! We love you❤️

Laura Guillen

2019-11-29 19:50:15

Sending prayers!! ❤️

Gwen & Ray

2019-11-29 18:09:07

We are joining in prayer for Shannon's treatment and healing in Jesus' name.

Adam and Crisi Hurst

2019-11-29 17:50:03

You are one of the strongest women that I know!! You have got this sis! We are here for you and will be praying daily! Love ya friend!

Terry

2019-11-29 17:43:09

I’m hopeful that this stem cell treatment and the love and support of your friends and family will get you back on your feet as quickly as possible!

Staci

2019-11-29 17:35:20

Sending prayers

Ray & Cara Coker

2019-11-29 17:31:48

We will be praying for Shannon. I have had success with stem cells for my knees.

Sugy

2019-11-29 16:54:34

I love you Fish! We will be praying!! Keep us updated. ❤️

Your Chatt family❤️

2019-11-29 16:27:11

Behind you or beside you every step of the way❣️

Update #5
December 10, 2019, 10:15 pm

Thank you for praying and continuing to give to Shannon..Wow, we are overwhelmed with all the support poured out over her..  Shannon is showing her true grit with all this.. we have known all this was coming for months now but-when it finally is here and your truly facing it..-Boy, is it scary and the only peace at that moment is from God our Heavenly Father.. the Holy Spirit.. one of my favorite verses comes from the book of Romans ch. 8 v. 26-27 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the spirit intercedes for us with groanings to deep for words"... Amen for that..we've been there..  
Shannon has had her first round of chemo now, had the port placed today and is now waiting for Friday.. next round of chemo..
May God continue to be with us through this Shannon that Shannon is facing!

Update #4
December 8, 2019, 7:20 pm

Yay!!
Round two of same chemo drug has been accepted much better!! Ty Jesus! .. slowed down the rate and loaded her down with Benadryl/steroid/Tylenol.. etc.  This round started at 1pm and will go into the morning (and that's ok)! It's a step in the right direction. Sounds like this is the kickoff of the100 day journey to a cure!! .. Keep praying.

Update #3
December 7, 2019, 9:52 pm

Friends and family, 
The last two days have been challenging to say the least. Shannon went to Vanderbilt to get her heart cath placed and to get her first round of chemo. However, prior to getting cath placed, the nurse  delayed the procedure due to Shannon having a low grade fever.  They decided to admit her-start IV antibiotic, etc. Turns out, She has a wisdom tooth that is giving her some issues.. (are you kidding me!) after much discussion, MD's advised her to go ahead and start 1st round of chemotherapy. Within an hour of receiving chemo Shannon had an anaphylactic reaction. Thankfully, her reactions were controlled and she is getting some rest now. She will however need to try the same chemo again in the morning .. please continue to pray for Shannon.. thank you all for the kind words and the overwhelming response in wanting to help my sis. God bless

Update #1
December 2, 2019, 12:17 pm

Thank you so very much everyone that has prayed for Shannon and given money!!! We feel so very blessed!!!!!
Her chemotherapy starts Thursday..PLEASE keep praying and we will keep you updated❤️❤️❤️and continue to Share Shannon's story. 
Love, 
Staci and Family 

Update #1
December 2, 2019, 12:17 pm

Thank you so very much everyone that has prayed for Shannon and given money!!! We feel so very blessed!!!!!
Her chemotherapy starts Thursday..PLEASE keep praying and we will keep you updated❤️❤️❤️and continue to Share Shannon's story. 
Love, 
Staci and Family 

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Retired AES Teacher

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I remember you, your sister, and your brother's sweet little faces at Alcoa Elementary School when I was teaching Kindergarten there. Sending good thoughts for your strength and healing.

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Diane and Don Anderson

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Praying for Shannon and her doctors.

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Herb and Jane

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Praying daily for Shannon.

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Tina

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Prayers for Shannon ❤️ You are LOVED by many!

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Randy and Marilyn Reisser

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Continued prayers

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Anonymous Donor

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Keeping you, family and donor in prayer."Now may the Lord if peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you" 2Thes/3:16

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Carol j Stinnett

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Carol Steve and Travis Stinnett are praying for you with all our hearts. With God anything is possible

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Hal and Angela Kearney

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We will be in continuous prayer for Shannon and all of you and family!

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Alisha Bledsoe

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Praying for you, your medical team, and your family!

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Henry & Jessica Lau

8 days ago

In our thoughts and prayers everyday. Praying these treatments go well with minimal side effects, a fast recovery, and 100% healed from the transplant. Matthew 18:19 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

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Larry & Kay Pender

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We continue to pray for you, Shannon.

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Michelle and Austin

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I am praying for you.

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Travis Wright

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Stay strong- You got this!

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Shannon you are in our prayers

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Valarie

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"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" Deuteronomy 31:6. I work with Tammy and I've been praying for you and your family since I've heard of your illness. It's not much but hopefully it'll help some along your journey.

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Laura Overholt & Tucker

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Praying for you! Love & hugs!!

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Anonymous Donor

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The Smith Family

9 days ago

We are praying for you all! Love the Smith family

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M Kight. CNU family

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Praying for you and your family..

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Katie Hill Morrell

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Praying for you!

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Anonymous Donor

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Praying for Shannon and her family!

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Richard and Jane Wright (Travis Parents)

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Prayers and thoughts are with you. Thank you for being a great neighbor.

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JENNIFER ELAINE DRUM

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❤️

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Karen

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Prayers!!

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Pamela Duffy

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We are praying for Shannon and your family.

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Mickey & Sandy Anderson

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Shannon, we love you so much! You're like one of our own! Praying for healing and God's peace as you go through this process.

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The Shockleys

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We are praying so hard for you, Shannon!! Sending lots of love your way!

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Will & Steph

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Prayers for Shannon ❤️

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Michael S Smith

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Rachael Welch

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Praying for complete healing!

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Adam and Tiffany Higdon

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Praying ❤️

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Carol Potter

12 days ago

Shannon you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

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Dawn & Shane

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We are praying for you, your family & your donor ♥

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Tammy Barnett

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Praying for you Shannon

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Stella Thomas

13 days ago

Stay strong Shannon!! You’ve got this tough girl!! I love you & will continue to pray for you, my beautiful friend

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Vanessa McNeil

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Sending much love and prayers — God’s got this!

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Catrina Crisp

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You got this! God Bless.

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Prayers

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Sarah Taylor

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Praying for you everyday!!

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Angie and Danny

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Fred and Brenda Newman

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Prayers for you sweet girl! Stay strong! We love you❤️

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Laura Guillen

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Sending prayers!! ❤️

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Gwen & Ray

14 days ago

We are joining in prayer for Shannon's treatment and healing in Jesus' name.

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Adam and Crisi Hurst

14 days ago

You are one of the strongest women that I know!! You have got this sis! We are here for you and will be praying daily! Love ya friend!

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Terry

14 days ago

I’m hopeful that this stem cell treatment and the love and support of your friends and family will get you back on your feet as quickly as possible!

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Staci

14 days ago

Sending prayers

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Ray & Cara Coker

14 days ago

We will be praying for Shannon. I have had success with stem cells for my knees.

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Sugy

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I love you Fish! We will be praying!! Keep us updated. ❤️

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Your Chatt family❤️

14 days ago

Behind you or beside you every step of the way❣️

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