Category: unravel work

NYC

Life moves so quickly sometimes. I thought while I was in New York I would carve out time to blog, but we were so busy I didn’t. And then coming home I have just been trying to get the house stuff and kids in order. So for those that don’t follow on Facebook (and if you don’t you should!) Tony, Bridgette and I went to New York to give money to a few labs as well as meet with additional ones we are considering funding and a few other East Coast foundations. I went through a lot of surprising emotions on the trip.. Just even being there was bittersweet. Its always been a dream of mine to visit New York. But we chose to have me be a stay at home mom and figured there would be no reason to travel that way for a long time. Then Jennifer got[…]

HHOW – Sponsored Post

This is my first time writing a sponsored post and I wanted to go ahead and say that before I even begin to write. We chose to do it because we stand by – and we stand with the organization that we are writing about. So let me make sure I say it officially. We were asked to participate in the #EndChildhoodCancer campaign sponsored by Hyundai Hope on Wheels, although Unravel was compensated all opinions are my own. It’s interesting to me now, being part of this world, how hyper aware I am of all things cancer but especially childhood cancer related. I reflect and I wonder how many posts or little bits of information I was presented with that just flew right by me. Now I notice any and all mention of pediatric cancer in an instant. I can be in the middle of cooking dinner and changing a diaper (well[…]

Seattle in pictures

  Seattle was great! So many memories made.. and difference to be made. We gave over 130,000 into the hands of some incredible and dedicated researchers. Thank you! I didn’t tell Jonathan until the night before our trip that we were going somewhere and he didn’t know it was on a plane until we got to the airport. Then I told him every single step before we did it. That seemed to be the perfect rhythm for him. We were on seriously the smallest plane I have ever been on. My 5 ft tall self could easily put my bag in the overhead compartment. I am not a good flier so that didn’t help!! The last time Jonathan was on a plane was our Make A Wish trip. On the flight we talked about those memories… Bridgette was perfect! Until we got to the hotel. Then she freaked. Jonathan got[…]

-The 2nd 12th –

If you want to know what I would like today I will shamelessly tell you. Two things for two years. first Get angry. Be brave. Go here. Or here. And press print. .. Maybe 6 times since she is forever 6. Or 7 times for the 7 children that we lost today. Or 2 times for the 2 years my Jennifer has been gone. .. But print. And share. I read yesterday somebody paid for another families dinner at a restaurant and asked the sever to give them the fact sheet.. or pay for the person behind you at Starbucks.. Or simply walk up to somebody and give them the information. Listen to your heart. I believe she will guide you to the right person. She died. She didn’t have to … but … Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,110 have died since my Jennifer. Shame on us.  Don’t just be[…]

…now what?

“Don’t just be sorry. Be active.” I say this a lot. I believe in it more than anything else I share on this blog and when I speak. I am sorry. Is the sentence I hear the most. It is said with full sincerity and love. I know that. I have not once doubted it.. because hell I am sorry too. But what I want what I need even more than the sentiment of those 3 words is action. Don’t let my daughters death be in vain. Help me and all of Unravel fight against the disease that stole her. The one that takes 7 children every single day from their parents. The day she left me.. I wrote about it here and here.. I was not alone on that day. The day my heart was shattered more than I ever imagined possible… I was not alone. The next thing[…]