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Toys Delivered

Sorry, this is late but…… The toys were delivered.  Below is a photo of us delivering the toys at St. Louis Childrens Hospital in early December.  We were AMAZED at the amount of toys we collected.  Toys came from as far away as Ohio, and even Kade’s school got involved […]


Toys Part II

Last year about this time we held the first annual toy drive for St. Louis Childrens Hospital.  We started the toy drive last year to “repay” Childrens for the toys that Kade received during a stay over Christmas two years ago.  Last year we collected over 8 50 gallon bags […]


Leaving Holland 5

Written as a continuation of “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley.  My point of view as a parent mourning the loss of a child with special needs.  This won’t make sense you have not read the above “Welcome to Holland” So, you were expecting a trip to Italy and got […]


Wings not Wheels 15

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. God called Kade home last night. Kade passed away peacefully in his sleep. We can only assume it was due to a seizure. Arrangements are as follows : Visitation Sunday Oct 16 4pm Church of Our Lady, Festus MO Funeral […]


A new Endeavor 1

Just over a month ago I was contacted by a Susan Stephens, a representative of FamilyNetworkTV.  She found me via facebook, read this blog, and thought I fit the bill of something she was looking for.  Her company hosts TV and Radio shows for families with children with special needs, […]


Endings and Beginnings 1

Tonight we marked an ending in Kade’s journey.  Tonight, Kade had his last visit from Shelly, his PT.  Shelly was the very first service we added when we got started with First Steps.  She was the first person to mention Kade’s flat spot, that required a corrective helmet.  She was […]