My Guardian Angel


This page is dedicated to a very special person in my life.

Kathy came into my life by chance...I believe her wonderful son, Jack, brought her to me for a reason, although I didn't know why at the time. Jack was diagnosed with SMA and I e-mailed Kathy about sending Jack a blanket from B4SMA. Kathy said they would love one. So we sent out a blanket that weekend. I still remember receiving the e-mail with Jack's pictures, he was the most adorable and animated baby I had ever seen!

I didn't do a very good job of keeping in contact with Kathy over the next few months. It made it even more difficult when I heard that Jack passed away on Christmas Eve. I never know what to say when a child passes away, knowing that nothing I say will make it "better".

On my birthday, January 8th, Kathy e-mailed me asking if I could have anything for my birthday what would I want. I honestly didn't know what to say! So I said the first thing I thought of "a shopping spree at JoAnn Fabrics". Kathy said since she couldn't take me shopping, how about she send me some fabric. I, of course, said yes! I didn't here from Kathy for a few weeks and then suddenly we received 5 MADE blankets with stuffed animals 3 days from her! We were in awe. Honestly we didn't know what to say. I talked to Kathy ever so often. We have received a total of 8 blankets from Kathy!

Two years ago, I was offered an a chance to go to Washington DC for the National Youth Leadership Conference. I sent a general update to all friends and Kathy responded by offering to be my fairy godmother. She paid for my entire trip to the conference. I don't even know how to thank her for her heartfelt support and generosity. So thank you Angel Jack for bringing your mommy to me. She has been so wonderful to me!