With much consideration and hesitance, the surgeon has lowered Kayli's chance of spine surgery survival from 90% to 80%. Although all Kayli's specialists have stated "Kayli can do this", the surgeon says he does not understand why they feel she is healthy enough for the aggressive, highly invasive surgery. He said he wants us to understand that he feels that 1 out of every 5 "Kayli's" that go into the hospital for this surgery...will not leave the hospital alive. We rebutted with "that means 4 out of 5 will live!". Kayli will have a tough challenge before her, but we believe this is the best option for her. If she does not have the spine surgery, her chances of survival are 0%. We will take the 80% odds over the 0% odds, every day! We have set the first of the spine surgeries (the Halo) inpatient date, for Tues, July 30th. In the meantime, we will be working hard to manipulate her, for a more flexible spine by doing range/PT. We will now also focus on re-planning her Celebration of Life! We are excited and encouraged with Kayli's new found energy and zest for life! We truly appreciate all your love, support, thoughts, and prayers!!! We, like you, are in awe of our Princess and all God has shown us, through her!