Monday, November 22, 2010

Final Memorial Run for Two Sisters One Heart

Dear Runners and Supporters,
The Two Sisters One Heart Fundraising Event began three years ago for Emma and Taylor Bailey and families of conjoined twins. It was first, designed and intended to be a financial support for the travel and medical costs associated to the first of it's kind double transplant and separation for conjoined twins sharing a single heart. Secondly, to provide financial support to other families of conjoined twins. Many of you know, that our sweet Emma and Taylor passed away on August 10, 2010 in a surgery intended to qualify both girls for heart transplants. Their passing was not at all anticipated. A complication occurred and Emma's artery wall tore spontaneously without a recourse to repair the damage. Their "coming to this world in trailing clouds of glory, from God, who is our Home" was miraculous. Their return has been sorrowful and tender.
Please Join Us for the
Final Memorial Run for Two Sisters One Heart
Additional registration and information can be found at

Friday, August 13, 2010

Viewing and Funeral details are as follows:

Friday August 20th, 6-8 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1521 E Bella Vista Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Viewing & Funeral Services
Saturday August 21st, 1:00 pm viewing
Services begin at 2:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1521 E Bella Vista Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Followed by a Private Family/Friends Graveside Service at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa, AZ
400 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206

The funeral service will be transmitted via CCTV to the following chapels:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
33794 N Gary Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

*Address Correction
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
29419 S Desert Willow Blvd
Queen Creek, AZ 85143 (San Tan Valley)

Many have asked, "What can we do?" Prayers certainly have and will help us through this journey. Also, if any may be interested, there is a link on this blog (right side) to make donations for the girls to help with these final arrangements and medical expenses. (It references Wells Fargo but that had been set up in the Phoenix area and may not be accessible.) These funds had been established to help with expenses of the girls' care - we certainly had not anticipated that the need might change - for final services.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

September 20, 2006 - August 10, 2010

Emma & Taylor Bailey have returned to our Father in Heaven yesterday, August 10th, 2010. They passed after complications encountered during surgery. The Bailey family has always appreciated the thoughts and prayers offered on behalf of their beautiful twin girls and we ask that they may continue for their family through these challenging times.

We have all been blessed to know Emma and Taylor. While their years were short on earth, their impact will last generations. We are humbled and honored to have felt the tender mercies of our Lord through the lives of these precious children. We invite you to reflect upon Elder Bednar's quote below and hope that it may provide some measure of comfort to you as it does for the Bailey family.

"We should not underestimate or overlook the power of the Lord’s tender mercies. The simpleness, the sweetness, and the constancy of the tender mercies of the Lord will do much to fortify and protect us in the troubled times in which we do now and will yet live. When words cannot provide the solace we need or express the joy we feel, when it is simply futile to attempt to explain that which is unexplainable, when logic and reason cannot yield adequate understanding about the injustices and inequities of life, when mortal experience and evaluation are insufficient to produce a desired outcome, and when it seems that perhaps we are so totally alone, truly we are blessed by the tender mercies of the Lord and made mighty even unto the power of deliverance (see 1 Ne. 1:20)."

Elder David A. Bednar
The Tender Mercies of the Lord

Monday, January 11, 2010

Why not?

The girls had 2 scheduled surgeries in November....and managed to get the swine flu! Yep, you read correctly. The silver lining on this little rain cloud, is that the girls were heavily sedated during and recovering from surgery for the worst of the flu. The elusive H1N1 was detected a few days later. The 103 degree fevers and completely congested noses were pretty good tips! This was about 2 weeks into it and much, much happier.
This picture makes me happy! The girls love their "hats and gubs"! They needed some warm clothes for our cold AZ nights (don't laugh, it actually gets cold here), and they had fun getting themselves dressed!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Mark your calendars, grab your running shoes (I prefer to walk!)and get ready for the 2nd annual Two Sisters One Heart Event! Last year was so great, that we're doing it again.... FEBRUARY 13, 2010 at Walker Butte Elementary in Johnson Ranch (San Tan Valley, AZ)--notice the city name change, still Queen Creek, new name. 3K, 5K & 10K Runs, Pancake Breakfast, Food Court, Festival Activities, Rock Wall, Bouncy Houses---lots of fun for the whole day!

We've booked some AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES for the event! Check to see all the fun!

Festival is from 8-5, run check-in at 7:00 am---see you there!

Register for the run at and come for another great day!


Get ready to ROCK & ROLL at the Two Sisters One Heart Benefit Concert!!!

When: February 18th!
Time: 6:30-8:30
Where: Mesa High School Auditorium

Featuring: THE DUTTONS!!!! (

For tickets, contact Erika at 480-227-3173 or or register online at

Friday, June 5, 2009

Emma & Taylor recovering after their surgery.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Here's the latest update on Emma & Taylor who have just had surgery today. (FYI - this surgery was to place a band around Emma's aorta to help reduce her blood pressure.)
Just wanted to let you know how well all went today. They were in surgery about 1 ½ hours and they are now in intensive care. They are keeping them somewhat sedated with morphine, at least for now. The doctors seemed pleased and felt that it could not have gone any better. I think the girls will be in for maybe 2-4 days and then possibly a couple of days here and then they will head home – I think towards the end of next week. I don’t know for sure. I think everyone has felt that these little girls continue to be blessed with all the prayers that have gone out for them. It was pretty cute. This morning, they put purple tape on Emma (and her dolly) and pink tape on Taylor & dolly. When we got into the ICU room – they each had a nurse – Taylor’s nurse had wrapped the pink tape around her own head/wrist and Emma’s had done purple. They are being watched pretty closely with monitors and everything is being documented.
All in all, very good signs today –

Love, Grandma Joan