Friday, November 07, 2008


Hi Everyone,

Last night Ian and I attended the "Donor Hall of Honor" reception at Sick Kids. The Donor Hall of Honor is a main hallway in Sick Kids that connects the old building with the new one. Each side of this hallway has plaques with names on them representing individuals, corporations and funds that have financially contributed to Sick Kids at various levels. It takes a minimum of $25,000 to be recognized in this Hall and Grace's fund achieved this honor last year. At last nights reception, we learned that Grace's fund is now at $94,712.92! Her plaque will be moving "up" the wall as a result of this achievement. Ian and I want to make sure that our friends and family who's support of our fundraising efforts in Grace's honor are well aware of our deep and sincere gratitude. Last night was a difficult night. Walking the foyer, visiting the gift shop, passing the cafeteria, seeing other parents and unwell children pace the hallways as a brief reprieve from their hospital rooms, all brought back memories of our time spent at Sick Kids with Grace. I miss those times. They were the most challenging of my life, but some of the most treasured due to being with Grace. I miss her so much it physically hurts. Ian and I thank you so very much for making it possible for us to forever keep a tiny piece of Grace in the place where she fought so hard for her right to live. It's just a tiny plaque, with her name on it, but its so deeply treasured.

Mama misses you baby.


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