How My Book and Foundation Came to Be

A little over a week after my event, I sit by my computer and organize my thoughts. I still think back to first having the desire to write my own book. I had tinkered with this idea for years but after we sold all three of our businesses, I suddenly had lots of time on my hands and my son was sailing through high school!  I remembered being home one snowy …

The Crazy Weather

The more I think about it, the more I realize when someone came up with the phrase winter’s fury, she meant it!  I struggle with the same questions year in and year out. Why are some winters so very mild and others so very abusive? Why does it snow so much some years and others hardly at all? Why are summers hot, humid, sometimes rainy and sometimes dry? …

“My” Year of You

It must be MY year of you! When we planned this year to listen to everyone tell us their stories and then respond, I thought it would not be about me at all. However, I have a story that seems to fit into this in an odd way. While I was checking out in the supermarket today, the young man behind the register said, “I decided to ask …

Year of You – Love for Logan

This guest post is from Marie about her grandson Logan. Logan and his family have been supporters of The Alesia Shute Foundation and we are thankful that Marie has shared his story. We are excited to meet Logan at the 2014 Evening of Inspiration! When Logan was 14 months old a brain tumor was discovered. Once removed Logan was left …

My 5th Year

I cannot believe I have been an author for five years now, along with running my own foundation, speaking engagements, and meeting many families with ill children. It has been keeping me very busy, and it is ongoing work that will never run out. My reward is sharing my book, my words, and my life with complete strangers who slowly or instantly become …

Planning My Event

I have been doing charity work for many many years, and with your crucial support, I have raised more money than I can count for various charitable organizations. The past five years, I have been raising money for my own foundation that gifts monetary donations to CHOP to help hospital stays be more comfortable for all of the children involved. Celebrating the 5th year of my book …

Couped Up With An Ill Child

With the recent terrible weather and the resulting problems with roads, electricity, school closings, etc., how does one survive being cooped up not only your healthy children but also with someone who is ill? First of all, you need to make sure there is enough medicine in the home just in case you cannot get out. If there is machinery involved in caring for …

Winter’s Fury

We are a little over half through the winter season, and boy it has been a busy one. I think we have spent 50% of our time watching the weather forecasts and the other 50% at home waiting for the storm to arrive, shoveling, or cleaning up from it. Even though we’ve had one storm on top of another, I consider us folks …