Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Story of My Wife

The past few months have been incredibly difficult due to the hospitalization of my son.  You would think with a child in the ICU and sleeping on a hospital couch for most nights, I would have lost my mind by now, but that hasn't been the case.  The biggest reason for the maintenance of my sanity has been having my wife by my side to keep me positive and grounded.  I love her so much for being the driving force in balancing time spent with my daughter at home and making sure my son is getting the best possible care/treatment possible.  Her birthday was this past Sunday, so I wanted to do something special for her to show her how much she means to me.  I reached out to the awesome folks at Jokes 4 Miles, a terrific non-profit whom I had done a couple of my 366 Random Acts with before, and they helped me in the creation of my wife's present.  So without further adieu, I present to you The Story of My Wife by No Direction.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Final Stretch/Cohen Update

The picture you see is of a little boy who has been through a ton the past couple of months.  This was taken while he was awake after being sedated and on a breathing machine.  It shows that, regardless of everything that has happened to him (ventilators, surgeries, assorted procedures), he hasn't lost his smile.  It is because of that smile that I am going to do everything I can to raise money for the hospital that has given him incredible care since the day he was born.  In 2 days, I will be participating in the Chicago Dance Marathon to raise money for Lurie Children's Hospital.  If you have the ability to donate, it is much appreciated.  If not, please help by sharing, tweeting, emailing, etc. to anyone you know who may!