Kelly Parent
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  • Ann Arbor, MIchigan
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I am the mom of Jessica and Matthew. Jessica (14) was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in November, 2003, at the age of 9 years. Matthew (12) is her shadow surviving little brother.
Dad (Jack) is a supporter of Make A Wish bikes 300 miles each summer raising money and awareness for this foundation. I have made multiple trips to Capitol Hill raising awareness and requesting funding for childhood cancer causes as Michigan Team Leader for CureSearch and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I also work at University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's Hospital, supporting families in crisis and spreading the culture of Patient and Family Centered Care.

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At 9:11pm on October 5, 2008, barbara james said…
good evening good friend...
thanks for letting me know about this--i hope with all of us sharing the stage--we will see in our lifetime an end to this horrible disease...
happy - and healthy new year for all
hugs...and i certainly miss seeing you
barbara
At 10:54am on September 26, 2008, Sandy Barker said…
Hi Kelly,
I was at the gala for Deborah Pryce and I do remember your daughter. I hope we can meet up in DC next time. I know we will both be going back.
Take care and God Bless,
Sandy Barker
At 1:08am on September 26, 2008, Sandy Barker said…
Thank you for all you are doing to help us fight the horrible childhood cancer. Our son Christian passed away nearly 9 months ago at the age of 14 after a brutal 20 month battle with a rare form of ALL. I have been to Capitol Hill 3 times so far and will go again. I was at CureSearch's Reach the Day in June '08 with my family. We were in the California group. Maybe you were there??
Thanks for joining PAC2.
Sandy Barker
www.caringbridge.org/visit/christianbarker
At 7:31pm on September 20, 2008, Stephanie said…
Oh yes! They all know me. I know Sheila very well actually. I miss them all! I am going to apply for an internship for this summer coming up I think..depending on how my nursing classes go. yes, very small world!
At 7:14pm on September 20, 2008, Stephanie said…
Hello!

I am applying to the nursing school at Grand Valley this March in hopes of starting the program in September! I actually just graduated from Michigan State University this August, and my nursing degree will be my second BS degree.

That's good to hear you work at Mott. i actually spent LAST summer as a child life volunteer/practicum student in the infusion clinic in the cancer center. Do you work alongside child life? I had applied for many child life internships for this past summer but did not receive one.

Stephanie
At 6:19pm on September 20, 2008, AJs Dad said…
Welcome Kelly,
I think you may find some familiar faces here...I also know a patient at UM right now....would love if you could drop in on her.....you can read her story here.

talk soon.....AJs Dad
 
 
 

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