My Guest Speaker

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Felicia was born with a rare problem. Digesting her food was nearly impossible. She spent a large portion of her life fighting and spending an unimaginable amount of time at CHOP. One of my volunteers went to school with Felicia and they recently graduated high school. We asked Felicia if she would like to share her story with us at the Evening of Inspiration. I cannot describe the emotion in the room when Felicia took the stage. She managed to explain her story, breaking down from the emotional stress of talking about it to a room...

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An Evening of Inspiration 8

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We just celebrated our 8th year of my book Everything’s Okay and along with that we had our Evening of Inspiration Fundraiser. It is our biggest event and shall I say… Oh what a night! The evening unfolded with happy faces and people mingling all there for the same purpose, to help raise money for my passion, my book, the children of CHOP. By the time the evening ended we had almosted matched the year prror but it need not matter. We reached our goals to be able to gift hundreds of copies of my book along with a large monotary...

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Cold Weather and an ill Child

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Seems like the entire USA is out of sorts with the weather. The entire east coast is under a chill that I cannot recover from. I am not sure how others can deal with the cold but for me I tuck in and hibernate, staying inside as much as I can and avoiding outside as much as I can. The thought of my parents schlepping me around as a child in this chill when I was so very sick is hard for me to fathom. How do you bundle up your ill child enough to get to the never ending doctor appointments, emergency room runs, and treatments? Warm the car,...

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Moving On

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tragedy after tragedy comes to us through social media, the news, and many other ways. There are so many terrible things happening in the world today? How do we manage to process them? How do we put our fears on hold to travel? How do we prepare ourselves mentally if we were subjected to something horrific? These questions and many others run through my head every time the news tells me about another person or persons doing harm to innocent people. The real question I just cannot process is…why? I feel very strongly about this subject...

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Misunderstanding Some Social Media

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I like all of us have at one time or another been misunderstood while posting on social media. Seems like when we type and think of what we want to express, at times it may come accross different than how you meant it to sound. Texting would also be included in this catagory. I am not certain how to correct this other than to stop, think, reread your thoughts over twice and then hit the send or post button. It makes me feel bad when someone gets the wrong thing come across, and when you try to correct it or re-read it after it has already sent...

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Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just met a women who I have been in contact with online for years. She collects the items for the “mommy bags” and delivers them to CHOP for the Oncology moms who are stuck at the hospital during the holidays with their ill children. Marie is an amazing person who I want to salute as an unsung hero in my book. She tirelessly collect items for these gifts and when she comes up short, goes out and makes purchases to make certain each mom has enough personal items to help them get through being at the hospital day in and day...

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Fundraising Importance

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are so many charitable organizations and there are so many causes, how does one decide where or how to donate? There are some things you can think about before you donate to an organization. Here are some questions you can ask yourself. First, do I want to donate to a nationwide or global organization or something a bit smaller, like local or run very small and close to the belt? Does it matter the percentage of my dollar that is used for the actual charity? How does my heart feel when I donate to said organization, or go to something to...

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Saying Goodbye

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We said goodbye a few weeks ago to yet another young person who graduated high school with our son. Tori passed in a terrible car accident recently of which the details we do not know as of yet. Regardless, this is just another young person heading to heaven way too early. Tori and our son went all through grade school, middle, and high school together and although I am not certain they kept in touch after, social media managed to keep the kids up to date with each other. Tori was a full of life kind of girl, a little troubled, but who did not...

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Favorite Foods

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We recently were away for a little trip and the conversation with friends was sharing what our favorite foods were. For those who know me, I love to eat and for me it is usually about eating well prepared foods that are healthy. I am not obsessed with healthy but close to it and love to try to prepare all our meals with nutritional value. We also shared our favorite cheat foods which can also be nutritious if prepared properly. I just love pizza and pasta. These two things are foods I do not eat very often but when I do they are enjoyed. I...

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Chicken Soup, Good for the Soul

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a book and a saying and is so very true. I love to cook and making chicken soup is a specialty of mine. It is a staple in our freezer at all times and everyone we are close with looks forward to a “drop off” when they are feeling ill and under the weather. On a snowy day in the middle of winter, there is nothing like a big bowl of homemade chicken soup. When I visited our son a few times I surprised him with a fresh pot of soup for his freezer, which he loved more than anything and recently visiting some close friends in...

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