Posts tagged "Comer Children's Hospital"

The Ladybug Bash Was A Smash!

The Ladybug Bash Was A Smash!
My Previous Blog It’s been several weeks since the 2nd Annual Ladybug Bash and I’m still receiving rave reviews about the event. I can’t help but beam with pride when folks tell me how much fun they had, how incredibly impressed they were with the venue and décor, how delicious all the sweet and savory... Read more »

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Previous Post >“The Perfect PINKALICIOUS Tea Party” Over 13,000 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with it in the United States every year. That translates to a total of 42 children every school day; one every 36 minutes; the equivalent of two average size classrooms. It’s a word all parents fear; a word... Read more »

GM Our Town, Our Heroes: Escalade Hybrid the Lap of Luxury

All the wonderful toys GM gifted us!
My Previous Blog > “How Michael Jackson Slipped Through Her Fingers” “If you continually give, you will continually have” – Unknown The General Motors Our Town, Our Heroes program recognizes philanthropists in the Midwest making a difference.  Every two weeks three nominees are introduced. After being nominated by my friend, Diana, who submitted a beautiful write-up about... Read more »
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Atia's Celebration of Life Party

Atia's Celebration of Life Party
My Previous Blog > “Who’s On My Watch?” 19 more days of chemotherapy treatment – Incredible 2 more doses of Methotrexate – Exhilarating 1 more spinal tap with chemo while sedated – Relieving July 10th, the end of treatment – GLORIOUS! After over two years of fighting cancer, a battle unexpectedly thrust upon us, Atia... Read more »

Who's On My Watch?

Dr. Nachman was an expert in many things, including tooth removal. Here he's extracting Coleson's loose tooth while he's still sedated after his spinal tap.
My Previous Blog > “I’m Proud To Be An American“ Sunday night I received a call from a number I didn’t recognize; it turned out to be Atia’s pediatric oncologist, Dr. Rubin. It was strange because he has never called me on the weekend unless responding to an emergency page from the hospital’s after-hours answering... Read more »

Chicago's First Ladybug Bash: Treads & Threads

More amazing supporters and volunteers - Irene, you're the best!
My Previous Blog > “Asher’s Ukrainian Orthodox Christening”Last December (2010), Atia’s Project Ladybug Fund launched at Comer. Dina Manzo – Project Ladybug’s founder and former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member – flew in for the event; my family, my friends and my wonderful team of dedicated volunteers stood beside me as this new chapter... Read more »
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Playing With Others: Smiles and Giggles

Trying to find the best toy in the box.
My Previous Blog > “Grandpa’s Second Chance, Courtesy of His Little Angel” By the end of May (2010), Asher was seven months old, crawling and had cut his first tooth. He was also tagging along with his big sister to her Gymboree Art and Music classes. Atia was 32 months old and doing really well. She... Read more »

Behind the Scenes

My Previous Blog > “And Dreams Do Come True…” I’m not gonna lie. I’m exhausted – absolutely, totally and completely exhausted. It’s been a crazy few weeks. I normally write my blogs well in advance, but not this one. It was written mere hours before being published. Why? Well, with all the excitement of Project... Read more »

And Dreams Do Come True...

My Previous Blog > “One Year Since Diagnosis” “A dream is a wish your heart makes…” – Disney’s Cinderella  Five years ago, I was paralyzed with fear after receiving a dismal prognosis. I had stage IIIb melanoma. There are only four stages of skin cancer, with the fourth being terminal and I was teetering on... Read more »
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One Year Since Diagnosis

The year before, she couldn't walk - Look how far she'd come!
My Previous Blog > “Holy Cow, I’m Published!” April 17, 2010 marked the one year anniversary of Atia’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) diagnosis. Steve and I racked our brains trying to figure out how to commemorate that day – the day that changed everything. After much debate we decided to take Atia and Asher to... Read more »