We Could Save Her Today

Yesterday marked 5 years since the day I learned my baby girl was going to die from brain cancer. Normally I spend that day holed up in my house, but this year I spent my day roaming the very halls where I received that news on October 17, 2013. Ever since we started the Olivia... Continue Reading →

Why This New Care Alliance Matters

(Photo Credit - Dan Cepeda, Oil City News) Today I had the honor of not only being invited to attend the press conference announcing the new Care Alliance between Wyoming Medical Center & Children's Hospital Colorado; but I also got to spend some time afterwards with Jena Hausmann, President/CEO of Children's Hospital Colorado, and several... Continue Reading →

The Momma, The Lion

Something strange happens when you become a momma. Your life as you knew it melts away. It is no longer about you. Your needs, wants, dreams, everything slips into the background. Suddenly your life is 100% about this beautiful little person. That is only magnified when you have a sick child. I became a first... Continue Reading →

A New Kind Of Perfect

For so many years I lived a kind of double life. On the outside it looked like I had it all together. Yes, I had lost my only daughter to cancer. But I was "thriving." I ran a successful nonprofit that grew more each day. I had the perfect marriage. I simply wasn't going to... Continue Reading →

Glitter, Gold & Butterflies

I am sitting in my office today completely overcome with gratitude. Each minute more donations are pouring in for our 1st Annual Butterfly Ball. People who never met my precious girl are spending money on tickets to attend the Ball in honor of what would have been her 6th birthday on February 19th. And many... Continue Reading →

Remembering My Why

Do you ever feel like no matter what you do you can't get ahead in at least one area of your life? This has been a constant struggle for me since I became a mother, but it is even harder now that I am a single, working mom to two very active little boys. I... Continue Reading →

Here’s To 30

I turned 30 on Sunday. This bigger birthday has caused me to take a step back and look at my life and how it looks drastically different then I expected it to. In some ways that's a beautiful thing. And in others it's very sad. When I turned 20 and imagined my life as a... Continue Reading →

Even If

The past 6 years have been a rollercoaster that has completely changed who I am as a person. What began as a rather shaky faith in God has morphed into a full belief that has shaped my very being. I wish I could say that faith came easily. But it has been through trial and... Continue Reading →

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