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Dance Then Wherever You May Be

Dance Then Wherever You May Be

I woke up at 2:00 a.m. with this classic 70’s Donovan song in my head.Dance then, wherever you may beI am the Lord of the Dance, said He!And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may beAnd I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said He! I’ve been deeply troubled lately by the recent news of a dear friend’s shocking cancer diagnosis. He is in his mid twenties, a stunt man and literally a superhero. It’s quite possible he’s the guy wearing the spandex in your favorite action movie. His family is dear to me. When my son Jacob went through...

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The Compassionate Friends

Something great happened last night.  Friends came to see me speak and read from Blood Brothers at The Compassionate Friends (TCF) meeting in Santa Clarita.  It did my heart good to see so many familiar faces from the past.  They gave me courage to stand there and talk about what it has been like to have two boys with cancer, to share my deepest grief-stricken secrets and then read out loud from a chapter so emotion filled, I choked up even though I have read it over and over again and wrote it and rewrote it a gazillion times. I...

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We Can Connect

Never heard of a "camp" for grieving people?  Neither had I until Kathy Riley, Executive Director of We Can, approached me last year to help facilitate a parent group.  I've been to many camps through Young Life, Heart of the Canyons Church youth camps, Ronald McDonald, etc., but never one specifically for bereaved families; not just adults, kids too.  So, I attended with Jojo and Jacob last year and found the experience deeply fulfilling and helpful for my kids and me as we were able to share our experience of loss amidst empathetic ears.  We returned again this year and...

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Channel 4 News Interview 2011

My friend Lauren Fleshman and I were talking yesterday about the week's roller coaster events and  she said I should blog about it.  She is a professional athlete and runs for Nike.  She was one of Dave's athletes at Canyon High.  In those days, she babysat Justin, Jess and Jojo, I always knew my kids were in good hands with her and I trust her advice for me.  (She and her tri-athlete husband, Jesse Thomas own a successful health bar business called Picky Bars www.pickybars.com , super yummy.) Last Wednesday, I was contacted by CHLA because of a medical breakthrough...

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