He Became An Ironman For Olivia

Yesterday was one of the best days of my entire life. I had the absolute honor of watching a man I had never met in person compete in the Coeur d'Alene Ironman Triathlon. And he did the whole thing to remember my daughter, Olivia, and raise money for pediatric cancer research. Eric Dye worked with... Continue Reading →


I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a quote that really spoke to my heart. " Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness"  Desmond Tutu Life is tough right now for so many around me. My loved ones are scared and facing colossal life... Continue Reading →

I Would Still Choose You

Being the mother of a sick child is an excruciating experience. There isn't much that could be more painful than watching your baby suffer and not be able to do a thing about it. I have never felt more exhausted than I did during those 16 months that Olivia battled cancer. Every day was a... Continue Reading →


Fear. It's something we all struggle with to some extent every day. The fear of the unknown. Fear of lingering tragedy. Fear of disappointment. Even fear of reality. My heart has been so heavy these past few days. So many of my nearest and dearest are struggling mightily with really big things. Some are struggling... Continue Reading →

This Is Childhood Cancer

  We are just beginning the month of August, which means we are getting closer each day to September. September is a month that has come to mean a lot to me. It is no longer just about the start of school and the beginning of Fall. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is... Continue Reading →

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