When you think of Disney you think of magical experiences, thrilled and exhausted children (and adults) and all around happiness. Sure, it’s exhausting for the parents, and takes a while to recover from the emptied bank accounts, but it’s worth it, right? Our first trip a couple of years ago was great! The kids loved… Read More Disney…Magical Anxiety
7… where have the years gone?! Every birthday with any of my kids is always bittersweet. We are always so proud of how far they have come and are amazed at the little people they are turning out to be. But, my heart also hurts that time is creeping away. As that saying goes, the… Read More Celebrating 7
This year was the year of the art show! David and I are still in awe over the New York show, and now we are completely blown away by the hearts and talents of everyone in our lives. This last fundraiser of the year was absolutely spectacular. Our niece, Lindsay chose to organize an art… Read More A Night of Art for Pitt Hopkins
Since Logan’s diagnosis people have shown their true colors, both good and bad. Thankfully, we have seen way more good…from friends, strangers, and especially family. And our recent trip (26 hours away to be exact!) to New York City showed us the good even more. About a year ago my cousin, Brian, called me out… Read More Art in the City
These days there is an awareness day for just about everything. It is awesome, but very bittersweet for us. September 18th is Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day, and as much as I love our new extended family, I wish we were not a part of this day. The Bitter I try to keep things positive, but… Read More The Bittersweet Awareness Day
Logan is becoming quite the pro at sporting event appearances! This past weekend she was asked to be a part of the Durham Bulls game, which was being sponsored by UNC’s Children’s Research Institute. She was chosen to receive the game ball along with UNC’s new Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Stephanie Davis. How cool is… Read More Hit Bull, Find Cure
In April we took the kids to Disney World, and guess what…we survived! We had been talking about going for a while, and decided to just do it. Those of you that plan a year in advance, I envy you. We had a small window to plan it, which I wrote about HERE. Yes,… Read More Disney…We Survived!
Check this thing out! This is Logan’s new bike, and it’s not just any bike. This is an adaptive bike, geared and fitted just for her. It is the ultimate therapy tool with maximum fun all in one! We have our dear friend, Rob (that’s him up above), to thank for this. Rob was one… Read More Coolest Bike For the Coolest Kid!
Every year we fundraise for the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation’s largest and most successful event of the year…UPenn’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. UPenn will match ALL donations up to $50,000, which is HUGE for our families!!! Every year our amazing friends and family help us reach our personal goal, and we are especially excited this… Read More Logan is in Training For…
There is something bittersweet about being part of a day like today. I don’t think anyone ever wishes to be part of this community. If you are part of it, either you or someone you love is facing some undesirable circumstances. However, being a part of this day means that you have surrounded yourself with… Read More Rare Disease Day 2018