Posts tagged "pediatric cancer"

Fear, Age and the Ripple Effect

Fear, Age and the Ripple Effect
Just believe and you’re almost there Use your heart to show you care. It’s your turn now To show your world now Open up your heart and let it grow. — The Lorax My previous blog It was a particularly difficult morning. I’m not sure what made things worse this month than last month, but... 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 »

Honored at Wrigley Field: Home of Chicago Cubs

From left to right: Steve, Me, Mom & Grandpa
My Previous Post > “GM Our Town, Our Heroes: Escalade Hybrid the Lap of Luxury” I nearly fell off the couch when I read the email: Chevrolet Invites You to a Chicago Cubs Game To thank you for being a Hero, we would also like to honor your good work by recognizing you on the field…... 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 »

The Craigslist Babysitter

Loves avocado!
My Previous Blog Entry > “Can You Say Chimpanzee? This is a Big Word!” It’s not lost on me how fortunate I am to be a stay-at-home mom; I am very aware and thankful every day. As you may remember, when I returned to work after Atia’s birth, it broke my heart to leave her in someone... Read more »

Can You Say Chimpanzee? This is a Big Word!

My Previous Blog > “Thank You For The Music” As you may know, Atia is included in the new 2010 Your Baby Can Read infomercial, but what you may not know is that she was discovered right here on Ay, Mama! On April 6, 2010 I wrote a blog entitled, Back in the Hospital documenting... Read more »
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Thank You for the Music

Everyone enjoys playing with the toy house.
My Previous Blog >“Behind the Scenes” Along our journey, the unexpected kindness from strangers has touched us deeply, but so have our friends, family and acquaintances’ amazing gifts of time, talent, love and support. Everyone has selflessly given in hopes of easing our struggles and bringing happiness into our lives. Ms. Lindsay is no exception;... Read more »