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Smart Sally

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I don't know what we did before GPS navigation.  Now we just punch in an address and go.  My family even gave our system a name..."Smart Sally".  We actually stole that name from another family but we like it so it stuck.

Smart Sally has led us safely through numerous states, cities and streets.  Most of the time she lives up to her name and smartly directs us the most efficient and accurate path to our destination.  She even frequently "recalculates" when her human follower makes a mistake or misses a turn.  (Did I say, 'frequently'?!?)

However, occasionally Smart Sally is not so smart!

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Running Streaks

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There are numerous runners throughout the US that have been continuously running for years - many over thirty years.  They are men and women that run at least 1 mile every day of every week of every year.  Mark Washburne, a 55 year old college professor from New Jersey, has run every day since December 31, 1989, adding up more than 33,000 miles.  Washburne is the president of the United States Running Streak Association (USRSA) an association established for people like Washburne that want to officially log their consecutive daily runs...

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It's a Small World

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30 days from today Inheritance of Hope will be welcoming 16 families from all over the country to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for a trip of a lifetime!!!  As I get to know these families, I am amazed at some of the similarities.  In my mind I already see the friendships developing between the children of similar ages and the parents with the same illnesses.

We even have two families that (when I google mapped their addresses) live just a few miles from each other! (It's a small world after all....) These families are strangers right now but in a month they will be friends AND neighbors (literally)!

Although we serve a wide variety of families with a wide variety of conditions it always amazes me that the community that develops at our Legacy Retreats is very rich and unified.  These families may come from all over the country but they have much in common.

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Meet the Elliotts

People sometimes ask Natasha Elliott how she manages to do it all: care for her ailing husband and 10-year-old son while pursuing a graduate degree in nursing.  Natasha, 27, said those who don’t know Mike, her husband of six years, don’t understand their marriage and the ups and downs of battling life-threatening illness.

“This is our normal and I wouldn’t know what it would be like to be with someone who didn’t go to the doctor every week,” Natasha said.

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The Weakness of Gideon - The Strength of an Almighty God - May 2011

Do you ever feel as though you are doing the Gideon? No, it is not a new

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Gerry Moors - an incredible person, an example of giving

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As the 2nd Annual Gerry Moors Golf Outing is fast approaching - June 18th to be exact - I was looking through my notes from last year's inaugural event.  I came across a note Maryalice had written me that gave insight into the heart of her father, Gerry.  It so impressed me to again see the tenaciousness, perseverence and generosity of her father...

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Top-Rated

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When I consider purchasing something new whether it be a camera, television, car minivan, or refrigerator I find myself asking everyone I know for their opinion.  I also have been know to search online for reviews and comments to help me make my decision. This also applies to services like carpet cleaners, lawn maintenance, house painters, etc.

In this day and age it is as easy as a click of the mouse to get thousands of opinions on these things and more.

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2nd Annual Gerry Moors Golf Outing

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The 2nd Annual Gerry Moors Golf Outing benefiting Inheritance of Hope will take place on June 18, 2011 at the Winding Hills Golf Course in Montgomery, NY.  Registration is open to all interested and can be completed on the Inheritance of Hope website by clicking on this link: www.InheritanceOfHope.org/golf

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Most Likely to Succeed

So...listen to this conversation from the backseat of my minivan the other day.  DSC_0087

Elizabeth: "Do I have any money in the bank?"

Me: "Yes, it is for college."

Elizabeth: "I plan on working really hard at the piano and soccer so I can get a scholarship for college. Then what happens to that money?"

Me: "You can use it for something else, like a car."

Elizabeth: (with wide eyes and big dreams) "Cael, what are you going to work hard at so you can get a scholarship for college?"

Cael: (with very little hesitation) "I don't really feel like working that hard at anything....I'll just use the money in the bank."

Are you kidding me?!?! Guess I'm going to have to keep working on that one.

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Half Century Club

This past week, I celebrated my 50th birthday, and to my amazement it was quite exciting...

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