Can Learning How to Swim Make a Difference?

“I asked God, ‘Why are you taking me through troubled water?’ He replied, ‘Because our enemies can’t swim.’ (Can I get an ‘Amen’?)” ~Pinterest How do you live with an enemy you can’t see? It’s a question I ask myself daily. My enemy just happens to be a brain tumor that lives inside my seven-year

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Can you FEEL this?

“Jimmy, what does it feel like when people show you love?” I asked after leaving a surprise celebration at his school. “Well mommy, I think it makes me feel really good. It was so much fun. It makes my legs tingle. My tummy feel tickled and it makes my heart feel full,” Jimmy said smiling,

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Ring a Bell, “Move” the world

Could ringing a bell connect the world? Does sound have a way of doing that or is it the person ringing it and the reason behind why he is ringing it that connects us? We wait for those feelings where we feel connected to the world. Those feelings stand out in our minds because they

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Words do make a Difference

There has been much debate on words these days. I was listening to the political debate the other day as Donald Trump stated, “They are just words.” With the debate or the context of why he said what he said aside. When he said that, Donald’s words echoed in my head. They affected me. Questions

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May I Take a Ride in your Wheelchair?!

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou I closed my lap top and asked Lily if she wanted a drink of water when Jimmy came running through the door to the waiting room at Children’s Wexford. “Lily, look!

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Enjoy the Strawberries!

You would think after six years of being the mom of a child with a brain tumor that I would be completely fine with MRI’s and all the stress that comes with it. I am for the most part, but humanness sneaks up on me every once in a while. There is this human factor,

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What’s Worth Fighting For?

What lengths would you go to save your child? Anyone that has a child with a serious life-threatening illness understands how valuable time is and anyone that doesn’t can empathize. During my latest challenge with trying to get my son on the trial for the bio-agent Selumetinib, the mek inhibitor that shows huge promise with

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The Value of a School

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” ~Japanese Proverb I’m going to tell you how much of an impact one person can make, but before I do, let me tell you where we started. How do you measure the value of a school? Where do you send

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Do you know what a miracle looks like?

“My mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do.”~Forrest Gump I always had this image in my head of a miracle being this “huge event,” that could change the world. It was something that was rare and talked about in the past tense. They are not

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Need a Little Hope?

What if every three months your life could change drastically? Where it could be as serious as a matter of life and death, to as simple as coming home and being thankful for the good news received. As well as everything in between from putting a child on chemotherapy, to having to make extremely hard

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