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Birthdays and Reflections Posted May 26, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

Today I turned forty-four. Jim and the girls woke me up to breakfast served on our newly cleared-out deck, but that wasn’t the biggest surprise.

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The Honor of Raising Ana Posted May 16, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

Fourteen years ago today, I had a baby named Ana. Before she was born, I had no idea how much love I was capable of

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Survived Another Scan Day Posted Apr 24, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

Ana had her first CT scan since January today and I’m happy to report that she’s (mostly) stable! I was incredibly worried because she’d been

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Music For the Soul Posted Apr 21, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

It’s no secret to those who read this blog that both my girls can sing. I’ve posted numerous videos of their performances at their school’s

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A Born Healer Posted Apr 15, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

For once, I’m not posting about Ana, or me. It’s all about Emily. Today is her 11th birthday. I’m opening this post with a short

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Time Marches On Posted Apr 09, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

Ana’s last scan was in January – the month I was convinced she would be starting aggressive chemotherapy. But she stabilized on the Votrient, had

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Snap Out of It Posted Mar 31, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

All the recent wish activity has been a welcome distraction, but now that the dust is settled, I realize it’s time for a health update.

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Ana’s Best Day Ever Posted Mar 24, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

This past Sunday Ana got to experience another wish granted thanks to Maddie’s Mark and their amazing founder, Erin Musto. This local NY charity (based

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Kindness and Another Wish Granted Posted Mar 21, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

This is going to be a post about another of Ana’s wishes fulfilled. It will contain many photos of Ana and Emily having a wonderful

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Spring Songbirds Posted Mar 15, 2015 By Jackie Dooley

The snow is finally melting in NY, I’m starting to hear birds in the morning AND that huge, frightening icicle finally fell off the house.

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