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Posts made in November, 2011

Holiday Time

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Holiday Time

The holidays are just around the corner and although you may have someone who is ill and possibly in the hospital, it is important to create family time now more than ever! I would suggest gathering together both at home and bedside to help everyone feel good. For those in the hospital a little cheer is always nice especially if it is a child. Maybe a little tree or some garland and a gift of a holiday stuffed toy. If you are all together the most important thing is to make everyone smile and feel warm and cozy....

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Keep Laughing

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Keeping it Together | 0 comments

Keep Laughing

Dealing with caring for a sick child? Canceling plans often with friends because of trips to the hospital often? Never able to make a commitment for anything since you never know what today will bring? My suggestion, “keep laughing.”  I know you are thinking that there is never a funny side, but you have to work hard to find it. Dig deep, soul search, remember something so funny that has happened in the past when you could not control your laughing and just “go for it.” Finding something...

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My Helpers

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My Helpers

I enjoy getting out in the community and sharing my story with others because I feel like I have the chance to make a difference in the lives of others.  But without my volunteers and helpers, I could not do all the things that I do. I recently attended the Pediatric Stroke Conference at CHOP, which was an amazing experience, but along to help me was Josh Heller, a young man I have blogged about before. Josh raised money on Facebook last year, with the help of his parents as part of his Mitzvah project, to donate...

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Very Touching Moments

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Very Touching Moments

I have been thinking about my visit to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia the other day for the Pediatric Stroke Conference and what a very touching and emotional day it was for me. I was invited to speak and for me personally, it felt as though I came full circle when I stepped up on the stage to speak. After spending so much of my childhood as a patient at CHOP, I was finally able to “cross over to the other side” there as someone who can help. My husband and I and my Foundation have been...

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Pediatric Stroke Conference

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Pediatric Stroke Conference

I was at CHOP last weekend for the Pediatric Stroke Conference and what an amazing experience it was! I had the opportunity to meet the parents of young stroke patients as well as some of the patients themselves. Most of the younger children who are patients stayed at home but we were able to meet some teens who have suffered strokes. Wow! It is hard to imagine that someone at the age of 13 or 14 can have a stroke. These kids were truly inspiring to me and just lovely to sit and chat with. Some you could not even...

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