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Fine Line of Balancing by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Five months old It is coming up on six months since Hannah passed away.   June 4th looms on my calendar ~ even though the day is blank, I know what that date represe ... Read on »
Hannah’s 4th Birthday Celebration ~ In a Big Way! by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health July 25th ~ Little Miss Hannah's Rainbows in the Sky Party SAVE THE DATE! July 25th, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm – District at Green Valley Please come out on July 25 ... Read on »
Our first “public” outing by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Saturday was the Ronald McDonald House Charities 5k/1m event here in Las Vegas. When we first started coming up with a game plan for our Little Miss Hannah Organizat ... Read on »
How do you thank someone for treasured memories? by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Last night, our family was invited to our local Make-A-Wish’s annual fundraising dinner.  We were chosen to share Hannah’s story and why our MAW trip last year (has it bee ... Read on »
Is your child undiagnosed? by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 8-month-old baby Bertrand ~ Extreme cuteness may also be a symptom. Bertrand is a little boy, near and dear to my heart – so much so that his mom and I arranged he a ... Read on »
Hoping a flower makes a difference by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Abby's flower for Hannah's Garden I have been a grief funk for days now. It started back on May 3rd, knowing that it was coming up on five months since Hannah pa ... Read on »
The Thrill of Momentum by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Stealing Halloween candy wrappers, 2010 ~ "This works for me!" I have met some incredible people over the past month or two who have shared their experiences with bu ... Read on »
Fly Butterfly Fly by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Butterfly that landed near us after the release Today was the 9th annual butterfly release that Nathan Adelson Hospice, Hannah’s hospice group, puts together.   We w ... Read on »
The Giving Tree … keeps giving by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Tonight we were invited to a book reading at Hannah’s infusion center .  I was iffy about going because I didn’t want to force the kids to go to an event that was mostly ... Read on »
LMHF Embroidered Polo Shirts by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We are in the process of creating an online store to be able to offer LMHF Polo shirts and T-shirts in the fall.   Until then, our LMHF Polo shirt distributor has given ... Read on »
Signs of Hannah? by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This was the only personalized DVD they had hanging on a display Before Hannah passed away, I was very skeptical about the world of spirits and interpreting coi ... Read on »
Am I Grieving Enough? by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I belong to this group on Facebook for moms who have lost their children.   A large majority of these women lost their child due to something unexpected (suicide, a ... Read on »
Abigail’s Angels … needs your help! by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Abigail and Hannah - Sisters Forever We are putting together our Abigail’s Angels program, and we need your help! This program is designed to give the brothers ... Read on »
Why a Simple Egg Means So Much by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health “If you know someone who has lost a child, and you’re afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died — you’re not ... Read on »
Four months by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hannah just loves her big brother! She has been gone four months now. Today was a ROUGH day for me.   I have been in just a funk all day long. Even started cryi ... Read on »
First laughs by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hannah at almost 4 months old Read on »
To the Gaucher type 2/3 community by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health At least 5 to 7 times a week, someone finds Hannah’s blog by searching “Gaucher type 2″ or “Gaucher type 3″ or some variation thereof.   I used to get one to two em ... Read on »
Big Sister Love by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was cleaning up Abby’s room today, and I came across this letter she wrote to Hannah. Apparently, she writes to Hannah quite often.  I can tell by her ... Read on »
Five stages of grief…yeah, right by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Every one of us is taught that there are five stages of grief.  I know I was. Denial to anger to depression to bargaining until you finally reach “the goal” of grief, ... Read on »
Understanding Sibling Loss by Carrie Ostrea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Even though she was no longer able to sit anymore and she was slowly losing her fine motor skills, Ethan found ways to interact with Hannah One of our biggest concer ... Read on »