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Off to School We Go

Trying to figure out what I should write about for this week’s blog was difficult; there are so many things to talk about.  Trying to fit almost 16 years into a blog can become a little daunting.   1,326 more words


To Honour our Nurses....

These past couple of days I just keeping thinking about all of the nurses and staff at SickKids – and the ones we met a few times at Children’s Hospital in London too.   1,325 more words


Brothers In Arms

Someone once asked me what scares me the most about being the mother of a child with a heart defect. I remember that, at the time, I didn’t have a thoughtful response. 735 more words


The Determinators

I’ve taken part in the Sears Great Canadian Run every year since 2011. I’ve participated in both Ottawa and Toronto. I do it because I love to run, I love a challenge and I love helping kids. 400 more words


LP Runners: Run for a cause

This will be my third year participating in the Sears Great Canadian Run. I don’t participate because I’m an elite athlete or because I like to push my body to its physical limit. 289 more words


Living in the Shadows

Instead of being a heart mom, I am  a heart sister.  Also, instead of growing up with a sibling battling congenital heart disease, for the first 5 years of his life, my brother lived an ideal and healthy childhood.  1,713 more words


Compassionate Care

Today I want to tackle a subject that has haunted me for many years.  When my daughter was born with HLHS, we were given three options, a heart transplant, three open heart surgeries or to do nothing and let her die, also called compassionate care.  600 more words