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NAMING OUR PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE LILY FUND

We have spent over a year brainstorming what to name our program that supports our families as they face end of life and beyond that was inspired by Lily. We have tossed names around and a few ideas that I thought were good were vetoed…

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4 YEARS AS A NON-PROFIT

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” ~ Pablo Picasso The last four years have gone by remarkably fast. Reflecting…

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BEING A FRIEND TO A BEREAVED PARENT

When someone you love dies, it changes your life forever. It is not something you can “get over”; the loss now becomes part of who you are. -Zoe Clark-Coates At FGP, our knowledge of bereavement and grief is truly based on observation and experience. We…

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WE ARE WINNING EVERY DAY

As the community give unfolded, I was surprised by the range of emotions that came with it. A very wise woman I know told me that you never lose; you either win or learn. This sounds like something I would tell my kids, After all,…

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CEILI

I haven’t written about Ceili. I haven’t been ready. Part of me wants to keep her as close to my heart as I can, and for some reason I have felt by sharing about her, I wouldn’t be keeping her close. I chose today to…

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QUESTIONS

After one of our FGP kids dies, I hear the questions, “How are they (parents) doing?” and “What do they need?” regularly from our volunteers, board members, friends of theirs and other people in the community. Because we lost 2 in a month’s time, these…

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LILY FUND

5 days after Lily passed, I presented an idea to my board that was a new program to support the families at the end of life and beyond. Seeing what Lily’s family was facing and watching our volunteers rally to help her family, I realized…

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ON THE EDGE OF A YEAR

Tomorrow will be one year since Lily left this earth. In the 364 days since she has been gone, much has changed and then again so much hasn’t. Her family has faced every holiday, birthday and day without her but that doesn’t mean that when…

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CARTER’S CORNER

One day back in 2009 while our children played, my neighbor mentioned a little boy who was dying from cancer who lived not far from us. She was making a meal for the family and shared what she knew about this family facing the unthinkable….

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#HUGLIKEDAVID

I had the pleasure of knowing David through Fairy Godmother Project. While I wouldn’t say we were close, I would say he impacted my life and Fairy Godmother Project. I often try to imagine what tomorrow will be like for his family. How hard must…

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