So Far Today

526 days of having seizures. Despite hospitalizations, new medications, increasing doses of medications he’d already had, multiple blood test...

To See Her Smile

Emerson is a 12-year-old 6th grader who enjoys swimming, piano, shopping and hanging out with her friends. Right before Emerson’s 10th birthday...

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I’m sorry for the way I acted when I was a teenager. I’m sorry for picking fights over nothing. I’m sorry for making you feel like I ...

Purpose to the Pain

Childhood cancer— two words you never think will be a part of your family. At least I never thought they would be until my niece was diagnose...

My Journey of Advocacy

In the past five years, I have had to step outside of my comfort zone. I have stopped unnecessary procedures, double-checked orders, kept every...

Being a Grandparent

It was the worst phone call of my life. Our daughter, Michelle, called me as she left her office in Wisconsin. She was upset, crying. Doctors t...

Carpe Diem

In the weeks following my son’s leukemia diagnosis, I found myself searching for a positive spin. I would use conversations with my friends a...

Perspective

Memories – we hold a special place in our hearts to store them, whether they are life-changing or tragic events. I knew I needed to document ...

Reaching for the Stars

This photo is my favorite because it represents the hope we all had for a cure.  Jennie was literally reaching for the stars.  The only thing...

Faith in the Dark

When your children are small, you are the one they cry out to in the dark. It is easy to be brave in the light, but in the dark, fears are ofte...

Because I Was You

I was just a regular girl, living a normal life when in an instant something terrible happened. I realized that life is fragile- not to be take...

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