Sharing a Story of Hope and Survival

This has been an exciting new adventure for me- full of promise and hope that I can continue making a difference in the lives of others. I have received so many emails and messages on FB from people who have ordered my new book, or already purchased it and all the reviews so far have been extremely positive. People seem …

Losing a Friend

I recently experienced the loss of my very close friend Nancy. I have spoken about her in my blogs often and sharing personal feelings and thoughts has allowed me to feel connected to my readers. Nancy was one of my favorite people in life. I think that I feel that way since she is a hero, and like me, a …

A Review of and Support for the Comic

I think I’m presently at 32,000 feet over Nebraska. I just finished Everything’s Okay, and I can’t thank you enough for passing the book       along to me. It was one of the best reads I’ve ever had.  I will certainly pass along to my wife. I would like to coordinate for a donation to be directed to the …

Preparing for the Worst, but Hoping for the Best

When it comes to dealing with bad news– whether this pertains to illness, financial issues, family problems, or something else catastrophic– many do not know how to best prepare and cope with the situation. How do you “simplify” matters like this enough to process them? When we are faced with these types of situations, our first gut reaction is to …

Raising Awareness and Gifting Hope

My new website is up and running, my comic book has launched, and I will be making lots of appearances either for book signings or at festivals. It is exciting and a little overwhelming but all in all I am so very happy to have something new to offer in order to donate more money to CHOP. I am hoping …

Take a Day

When someone is extremely ill, the caregivers are just as vulnerable as the patient. Sometimes when you are trying to “do it all” , like take care of the home, the bills, the food, the other children, animals, spouses, etc., life can be a bit overwhelming– okay, more than a bit overwhelming. And sometimes, even in the most stressful of …

I can be a voice: Raising Awareness

While driving today I was thinking back to the sick little girl I was for so many years. It is not only this time of year, September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, that the memories are fresh in my mind; I often reflect on my experiences and how I got to where I am today. I was trying to remember …

A Reflection on 9/11

As I sit here in my home on the anniversary of 9/11 feeling very safe and comfortable, I reflect on the past 10 years and all that we have gone through as a nation. I have read all the posts on Facebook, the articles in the newspapers, and the television documentaries, reminding us about where we were on 9/11 at …

My Comic Book Update

Well, the book is finally here, for sale, and so very cute and heartwarming that I have all good feeling about its success. I do hope that the younger, busier generation takes advantage of this opportunity to read my thoughts and words in a new way. This comic book version gives people who are just too busy or enjoy a …