Nathalia’s Story

Nathalia is resilient, spirited and humorous, but it’s her heart that her mom, Katy, loves most. Full of gratitude, Nathalia never misses a c...

Mariah’s Story

This speech was originally presented by Mariah at Time to Fly on September 9, 2017. Thank you all for coming out today. It is really special to...

Because of Daniel

Photo courtesy of Ryann Colleen Photography. My son Daniel died on August 28, 2016 from osteosarcoma. He was 13 years old. I know that I am sup...

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 ...

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