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Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life......

Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Keep going, tough situations build strong people in the end....

These past few weeks have certainly been scary uncertain times. We have gone from preparing for our first fundraiser to postponing it. We have gone from fun school book fairs and conferences to homeschooling our children. We have gone from being excited about opening a 2nd Parents Closet location to being worried about keeping the current one open. Worried about the uncertainty of the world and our beautiful foundation, hoping it can stand this test of time.

But you know me, I would like to think that I have already gone through the hardest part of my life, but I am still trying to come out stronger on the other side. These days I find myself thinking 2019 was the toughest year of all, and even though this year/time in our lives does not quite compare, I still feel shaken and anxious how this will all turn out.

Despite all this uncertainty Dave and I were still able to support the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in their 15th annual radiothon, sharing our story of Addison, the hard times, the good times, the smiles and the tears. It was amazing to see them succeed during these scary times. WE were so honored to be a part!

Dave and I also recently donated the rest of the medical gloves that we had left over from our Addison stock to Maine Medical Center, knowing they can certainly use them.

We have also been amazed at the kindness and generosity of family and friends that have stepped up and help purchase items from the Parents Closet, enough to re-stock everything if need be! Which is truly incredible! If you are in the position to help, please do, especially during these times, we need to make sure the Parents Closet can stay open for those in the hospital PICU.

I know we will get through this together, if we all do our part! Once we are on the other side of this we will have an amazing fundraiser in Addison's memory.

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