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March 19, 2020

Our world has been thrust into unchartered territories these past few months and the U.S. is just starting to feel the impact that other countries have been intensely facing, like Italy and China. Coronavirus has taken over, not only, our hospitals, groceries stores, r...

February 28, 2020

Disclaimer: I know I haven’t blogged the past couple years – there is a reason for that.  1. I am a total slacker. 2. I went back to work full-time and my world got crazy and 3. My kids asked me not to. Simple as that.  Neeley has been going through a tremendous amount...

April 29, 2018

To say these past few weeks have been tough on Neeley would be an understatement.  I sometimes feel like a broken record.  This past year, especially, she has faced so much physically and medically…to the point that other kids make fun of her and mock her and tell her...

April 11, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to share Halle’s story and our family’s journey with 250 pre-medical professional students at the University of Florida. These are students hoping to become: doctors, nurses, physician assistants, OTs, PTs, speech pathologists, public hea...

September 1, 2017

The middle school years are tough enough for anyone.  I think we can all recall those awkward years.  I mean, there are multiple new teachers now, more difficult subjects, changing classes, hormones raging, only 5 minutes between classes to use the restroom, and …I mea...

August 16, 2017

We have found that you never know what will be a trigger for grief. Yesterday, for Neeley, it was Salisbury Steak. First off, who brings, Salisbury Steak for lunch in middle school? I guess, Halle would have, if we had given her the option. Halle loved those damn B...

June 12, 2017

Just over a week ago, we were able to celebrate Halle Grace's 17th Birthday by spreading joy and toys to children who so desperately could use a little pick-me-up at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa.  

This was our 2nd Annual Halle Grace Toy Drive and it was ce...

January 28, 2017

I never really appreciated the way music could heal and comfort others.  Maybe that is because I am tone deaf, dance like Elaine on Seinfeld, and have no musical ability what so ever!  Fortunately, I married a man with a strong appreciation for music and the ability to...

January 20, 2017

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