Blind Faith; A friends grateful grace

As one of the founders of a support family for families with Infantile Scoliosis, I have seen and heard many responses to the twists and turns Infantile Scoliosis can bring.  I consider myself a faithful person and try to live a good life and support others.  I started this process pleading with God for answers.... Read more »

Blogapalooza; A Promise, is a promise!

The Blogapalooza challenge for December is upon me.  Timer running, one hour to share “something I learned or experienced since I work up this morning”.  My morning started at 3:30 AM when the new dog decided to mess in the house so this will definitely be a challenge for my sleep deprived brain.  My lesson... Read more »

All things that glitter and are gold; Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

With fall in the air my spirits start to soar.  I love the fall and all that comes with the mild weather.  Leaves crunching under my feet, campfires, jeans and sweatshirts, crisp, cool mornings warm my soul.  While September sparks my favorite season it also marks Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.  Two years ago I found... Read more »
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So your Infant was just diagnosed with Infantile Scoliosis...Now What?

Dear New Infantile Scoliosis Mommy & Daddy, Tonight as you read you are probable wondering, how the heck did you get here?  You gave birth to a miracle and have loved and nurtured them into who they are today. You may have noticed a head tilt or unbalanced sit.  You might have been oblivious, as... Read more »

The Real Superhero Project

The Real Superhero Project
I posted on my facebook page that I was running low on patience and physically and emotionally exhausted.  So many comments and yet I am sure many were linking it to my constant pace of work.  My exhaustion has little to do with my daily routine.  It is emotional pain at the journey two of... Read more »

Take a Bow

Take a Bow
I must preface this post.  In the past few months some of our dear friends have received devastating news.  I have been fighting survivors guilt of sorts; no matter how I feel or have felt, it in no way compares or diminishes their change of events.  We love you all and you know who you... Read more »
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Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!
Guest Post Written by Chrissy Miller, Mom to Superhero Jackson, Cameron & Natalie   When you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, an illness or a life-changing event, it’s difficult to find peace in it and understand its magnitude or meaning. Sometimes, it take years to be able to look at the shadow with resolve, restitution... Read more »

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2013; Waiting for our "Rudy" moment.

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2013; Waiting for our "Rudy" moment.
I absolutely adore the movie Rudy.  Maybe it is my love of Notre Dame football or more likely the story of the underdog overcoming all obstacles for a hard earned few minutes of passion in the play.  Whatever the reason, when the crowd begins chanting, “rudy, Rudy, RUDY!” the tears start forming.  Eventually my lip... Read more »

Embracing the Joy: Enjoy a cast free vacation this summer!

I was sitting in the midst of web design when my phone alerted a new text message.  A cast friend is contemplating summer vacation.  Her child will be out 17 days.  Panic of course is normal when you get the call with your date and realize your vacation, which for us is scheduled months in... Read more »
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Message to the Class of 2013

One of my many hats  is working at a local high school.  I was recently asked, along with the entire faculty and staff, to offer words of wisdom to the Class of 2013.  Each members words will be placed in a booklet and given to the students at the Senior Retreat prior to graduation.  This... Read more »