Today is Giving Tuesday. I encourage you to make a donation big or small to your favorite charity. Many rely on this time of year to further their endeavors for the next calendar year. We are currently running a gift card drive to assist families under the care of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s, Read More

We are so thankful to everyone who came out on Saturday to our 4th Annual Celebration of Life event! We successfully raised $20,000 this year! Thank you to the 2007 soccer players (and their parents) from the Fishtown Rowdies, 1776 United FC, Philadelphia Union youth academy team and VE Gunners for their participation in, Read More

Will turned 8 months old this week. Shane was 8 months when he was diagnosed with stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. It’s a mouthful and makes my head spin. Paul and I have always said to each other that this journey with Will is going to be a cautious one. We will not be relaxed, Read More

The care Shane and his siblings received from Kelly and this program is nothing short of amazing. The emotional well being of a child and their siblings through and after a cancer diagnosis is something that should not be overlooked. We are forever grateful for the skills and outlets, this program has given our, Read More

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, you feel isolated from everyone. It’s not necessarily that people make you feel like that, well some do, but you just are. You are that, “cancer family.” The childhood cancer community is similar to normal society. People who have nothing in common, find commonality and friendship because, Read More

March 28, 2014 We received Shane’s official diagnosis. We waited all day to hear from the doctors. There was a weight on us. Our baby had cancer, but as we mentioned before, when we left the hospital two days before, the doctors said it was treatable. We were optimistic. At 4pm, my phone rang., Read More

Tomorrow is March. I don’t have to look at a calendar to know, I can feel it. The exhaustion, avoidance, sadness and dread has already taken over my body. Paul feels it too. He asked me last night why he was so tired. I just replied, “it’s almost March.” Grief is personal, random and, Read More

Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl!  

Today Shane would have been 4.5. We never celebrate half-birthdays, but since he left us, it’s a mentally noted moment for us. This time last year, I wasn’t feeling so great and what seemed like a repeat in time, I took a random test, just like I did in November 2012 and discovered I, Read More