Friday, December 28, 2012

Day 363: Made A Donation In The Name Of Miles Austrevich

Sorry for the late posting.  We have been traveling back from California all day.  Luckily, Isla Bean was a good girl for the most part.  There was a marine on our flight that kept her attention and made her laugh.  As if he hadn't done enough for me and my family by serving, he went ahead and helped us keep our child from having an outburst as we waited on the tarmac for an extra half an hour.  Well tomorrow is the visitation for friend of the blog, Miles Austrevich.  If you want to learn more about Miles and his bravery up until his last day, you can do so by reading this letter his father, Len, wrote after his passing.  In a couple of conversations in the past, Len had mentioned how much Miles loved a camp for kids with cancer that he attended.  The camp serves as a diversion to the illness, and as a way for kids suffering from this dreaded disease to build bonds with others in the same situation.  One Step Camp started in 1978 with 40 kids, but has now grown to serve upwards of 300+ kids as they go on different life changing excursions.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I made a donation in the name of Miles Austrevich to the Children's Oncology Services Inc. One Step Camp.  If you would like to join me in doing so, donations are accepted here.


  1. some blogs are really soul touching

  2. I can't say how much I've enjoyed reading your life excerpts over the past months. I wish I could tell you that I caught each & every one, but that wouldn't be honest. I caught all I could and am inspired by the effort and heart in your observations. I sincerely hope you will continue to write and publish!