Time Does Help Heal

Time is passing and I am slowly becoming my old self again. My surgeon has given me a clean bill of health, at least for the moment, but there are no guarantees for me in this world. Although I preach Everything’s Okay, the title of my life story, it is a struggle to share with all of you that it …

Staying Strong – A Relection

It was a summer was full of tragic events. As summer draws to a close, I’d like to take some time to reflect on those tragedies and remember their ability to stay strong. This blog is dedicated to the victims of Boston, Texas, the wildfires, and throughout the world who have stepped into the realm of – one moment you are perfectly …

There Is A Ray Of Light

Although I am due to another follow up with the surgeon just to check some recent X-rays, my mind is beginning to refocus to how it always use to think. Dealing with a personal illness or a sick child is so very trying on the brain, and for those of us who usually have positive mindsets, there are set backs …

Advice Needed

Now I am looking for advice and needing to dig deep for the good in everything. Recently, I went to see my surgeon, a follow up appointment from a recent stent in the hospital (again) with a bowel obstruction. I was brought in for the second time in 14 months, but after a week I was able to go home without …

Positive Attitude?

September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, but since it is also childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and since I try to focus on whatever the month is and raising awareness for each illness if possible, I figured that we could bring attention to Leukemia and Lymphoma in August. What I do want to share right now is that Leukemia, cancer …

The Sun Will Shine…Eventually

As some of you know I recently spent a week in the hospital and again escaped not needing surgery for a bowel obstruction. I have experienced 5 in my life so far and hope the last is over. It is a reality check that my life is not completely out of the clear and that for all of us to …

Ronald McDonald House Event

On July 17, the St. Joe’s football team and members of The Alesia Shute Foundation had a “create your own sub” night at the Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ. Here are some pictures from that event! Thanks to everyone for your support!  

Serenity for the Day Salon Event Recap

Special thanks to Donna and everyone at Serenity for the Day Salon in Hammonton for a wonderful evening. Also, you can now purchase your copy of Everything’s Okay at the salon. Here are a few pictures from the event.

Nightingales – A Special Calling

I wanted to share with you all, a very important experience that I had during my hospital stay. Here is my note from Sunday:   Nightingales…. I am sitting here drinking a cup of tea in the hospital where I have spent the last 7 days with another bowel obstruction and hoping to go home today but felt the need …