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Earnhardt May 24, 2012 at 11:26 am
That is a wonderful accomplishment! all the participants should be proud!
Susan Gibbons Flood May 24, 2012 at 01:53 pm
So proud of my nieces & nephews Christy Gibbons -Nickerson, Julie Gibbons-Schell, PJ Dellaia,Read More Kelly Gibbons, Tina Bain, Leah St. John, Deric Lundgren, Nolan Lundgren & Meghan Dellaia, Rob Schell, Paul Nickerson and Connor Nickerson (hope I didn't miss anyone) who walked all night and raised almost $10,000 for the fight against cancer! Great Job!!!!
Earnhardt April 20, 2012 at 10:56 am
I saw them setting this up yesterday. This is really great! Hopefully this will turn into an annualRead More event!
Athena April 20, 2012 at 08:51 pm
Awesome work by David Crowley! I think this is an awesome idea, keep up the good work!
Athena April 18, 2012 at 09:47 pm
This is great, I hope you get many volunteers! Take lots of pictures!!
David Crowley April 19, 2012 at 11:34 am
Thanks for sharing! Hope some Patch readers will come join us today. Also, I should note that thisRead More project is featured as part of the Mass. Service Alliance #YOUGenerate campaign kickoff of a new website for volunteering in the state. You can check that out at http://www.massvolunteers.org/
Pat Chisholm October 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Proud of you Kelly! Another great example of Woburn Kids doing great things! Not everyone can beRead More involved with children facing serious illness - keep up the great work.
Lori September 22, 2011 at 01:21 pm
My best friend's nephew also suffers from Sanfillipo Syndrome. His name is Jared and he is 7 yearsRead More old. My heart goes out to the Burke family and to any family going through this. I pray that they find a cure.
Anna Hannaford September 23, 2011 at 12:34 am
The Burke girls are beautiful! I also have a daughter with Sanfilippo, aged 4yrs, raising her isRead More very challenging but extremely rewarding. Seeing her smile just brightens my day : )
JIll Wood September 23, 2011 at 01:34 pm
The Burke's are my hero's. They have been by my families side since our son Jonah was DX'd withRead More MPSIIIC, same as Jillian, Lindsey and Kelsey. We will be with them this weekend to celebrate our childrens lives and raise much needed funds for MPSIIIC research. As parents we have done and are doing everything we can to bring a treatment to clinical trial. We have facilitated the collaboration between a handful of researchers collaborating on treatments for our kids. We're laying the ground work for our Natural History Study and building our patient population. We are now at the mercy of the FDA and big pharma. Please come out and show your support. The Burke family is the most courageous family I have ever met, they need to be commended for challenging this disease. If not for our kids the next generation of families will be spared the heartache and depression that we have endured.
Raquelle Matos July 13, 2011 at 03:38 pm
We'll be making a donation soon! Thanks for the article.
Antonio Ferreira August 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm
Great article - I will be making a donation soon
Athena August 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm
I wasnt aware of this either. I will be making a donation soon!!
Travis Michael June 21, 2011 at 01:05 pm
This is a great article about a brave group working to help children. Many people are unaware butRead More Operation Smile, a leading non-profit working on similar missions, claims that about one in every 500-700 births (depending on geography, ethnic group, socioeconomic status, etc.) is effected by a cleft lip or cleft palate. These craneofacial deformities can be caused by a large range of factors including genetic predisposition, environmental exposure or even medical drugs such as Topamax. Keep up the great work, and good luck! Regards, TM http://topamaxbirthdefecthelp.com/
Travis Michael June 21, 2011 at 01:11 pm
Here is the link to Operation Smile's information on cleft lip and cleft palate:Read More http://www.operationsmile.org/about_us/who-we-are/cleft-lip-and-cleft-palate.html Regards, TM
Dianne Autenzio June 22, 2011 at 01:59 am
Nice articile Hope she will get the recognition she deserves for all her work. Great to read niceRead More things about someone helping others.
Strega Prime May 5, 2011 at 01:02 pm
What a thoughtful and generous act. Congratulations and thank you, Jacob!
Irene Simas May 5, 2011 at 01:20 pm
What a nice story. Jacob sounds like he is a thoughtful young man.
Kathleen Solorzano April 3, 2011 at 03:24 pm
Elaine is a dedicated professional, with a true understanding of what we call 'the NewRead More Americans'...So many people immigrate for varied reasons, and her program , for many years now, has given them 'a voice'....Keep it up Elaine...Congrats!!!
Irene Simas April 4, 2011 at 01:09 pm
Congratulations Elaine! You're an awesome Lady!
Christian April 4, 2011 at 05:41 pm
From: Christian H. WMHS Mr.Carbone's 7th period class. I thought this was a very disturbingRead More article, and i feel horrible for what happened to her and i cant even imagine how her family will get through this everyday.
Tiara Gonzalez April 4, 2011 at 05:47 pm
Heey there Colleen this is Tiara from Mr.carbone's 7th period class, well just letting you know thatRead More i am very exicted about the fact that you will be attending to our class once again tomorrow, i really enjoy listening to your advices and your experiences i feel like we as students can learn & benefit alot from these lessons, as to myself i personally feel like i can be aware of many more things when it comes to being involved in a relationship . . So thank youu very much for your dedication to us & im looking forward to seeing you tomorrow :)!
Caterina Gentile April 6, 2011 at 07:18 pm
Hey this is Caterina from Mr.Carbone's 7th period health class and I apreciate and respect what youRead More do and it's an awful thing what happened to this girl im glad you raise awareness about these issues.
Sue Glader March 13, 2011 at 05:55 pm
I was in this exact same boat: 33, young child at home. And I struggled with how to explain thisRead More to the kids in my life. So my heart goes out to Erin and all the other mothers (and indeed, involved grandmothers, aunties, and teachers) that have to find the courage and words to explain the seemingly unexplainable. To pay it forward, I've created Nowhere Hair (www.NowhereHair.com), a children's book that is upbeat yes honest about life at home when someone has cancer and loses their hair to chemo. It has a stylish, beautiful, sometimes tired and crabby, but always involved female character. LIVESTRONG.ORG just recommended it as one of only two books on the subject of talking to kids about cancer. My hope is that it will help others. sue (author, 11 year BC survivor, mother)
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