The Answer

This week marked 18 months since Julia left us. As you can expect, it was emotional but we were also able to find ways to continue to celebrate Julia’s life and legacy. It started with the arrival of a package, one we had been expecting over the last few months. Wednesday, the second Patient Puppet, ordered by Julia’s Grace Foundation arrived. This time it is a boy! He doesn’t have a name yet. That will be determined by the patients when we deliver him to the CHOP King of Prussia oncology clinic. We also had several meetings with CHOP to discuss the Foundation’s support of a new program being developed at the hospital, along with another idea we have been working on that will help bring

The Lonely Year

For the last 18 months, I have opened my soul to the world through my posts. My feelings are raw and painful but this is the reality for a parent that loses a child. Julia taught me how to be optimistic during the worst life has to offer, but that positivity has dimmed over this last year-and-a-half. At times, I struggle to find Julia’s hopefulness and search for ways to feel her bright spirit once again surround my broken heart. At times it seems only dark, but there remains a voice in the distance, urging me to look forward to tomorrow. The first year without Julia was so difficult. I was able to get through those initial holidays and days without her, preparing in some crazy way for all t

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