A blog about the grief after losing a child to Niemann Pick, Type C, a rare disease, and how I'm moving forward with my life.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

School days

Well, it's happening again.  It's the first day of school.  Something we never had a chance to experience with Dan.  And every year, it hurts seeing all the kids going back to school.  I feel my heart break when I see pictures of kids that are Dan's age - knowing what grade he would be in, what he would be doing.

For some reason, the start of the school year is a trigger point for me.  Maybe it is seeing the kids get a year older.  Maybe it is seeing what they are going.  It makes me realize how much I have missed. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing the pictures. It's just something we never had the chance to experience.

Shelby is starting Kindergarten next year.  I wonder if some of these feelings will ease. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Conference is over... Our work is just beginning

During May, June, July and early August, I spent countless hours organizing materials, helping with Conference logistics and making sure families were well supported.

One major aspect of the conference is our memorial table.  This year there were 9 frames.  Still 9 too many.
Progress is being made, slowly.  In the 5 years we have been going to the NNPDF Conferences, we have gone from 0 clinical trials to 4.  There is still much that needs to be done.

The other big highlight of the weekend is the Gala dance.  And a little girl enjoyed every minute of it!







October is coming.  That means awareness and a campaign: $25 for 25 years of support to families. Please watch for ways to contribute.