Thursday, June 24, 2010

BBQ and Silent Auction

Just a reinder that we are having a BBQ Fundraiser and Silent Auction this coming Saturday. I am not sure if you are coming or not, but I wanted to remind you. We are having a great BBQ around 5:30, live music with Brian Gordon, a clown for the kids who does face painting and balloon animals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a raffle for an iPod touch at 8:00, and the silent auction happening all night long.

The night is going to be lots of fun!

If you cannot attend, you can also help us out by donating at any TD Canada Trust with the following info:

transit number: 32002

inst. number: 004

Acct. number: 04006285367

or visit and click the link to make a paypal payment.

Check out the pictures of our silent auction items:!/album.php?aid=440943&id=627400275&ref=mf


Thank you for any assistance that you can do and please pass this on.

Steve, Jen, and kids

Thursday, June 17, 2010


The other night steve was sick and he and abby went to bed about 8 pm. Jacob and Steven went to bed around 10 pm. Kieran was in the garage playing his x-box. I got home around 11:15 from work. During 10 and 11, some kids broke into the house and stole my laptop. I am upset. It has all my pictures, documents, etc. It was also a macbook. I spent a lot of money for a good computer. I woke up the house when i got home and no one knew where it was. My superintendent said he saw some kids hanging around my house and he told them no one was home (Stupid man!) About midnight we all went to bed, then the same kids broke into the garage and stole all the x-box games, controllers, steve's pot, and all his pot accessories!

We have called the police and the cop that was here returned this morning and is sure about who the guilty party is,but just needs a little more evidence to drag them in for questioning. He is sure when they are questioned, they will all break.

These kids are friends of Kieran's. I have let them into my house, fed them, talked to them, and been really nice.

I am scared that they are going to throw my laptop away. The battery is dead and it always needs to be plugged in. The screen also needs to be at a certain degree for it to work. I am willing to not press charges if I can get my stuff back. I am so afraid that these kids will try to work the laptop and not see it working and chuck it.
I have so many emotions going through me right now!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Long time no talk...

I know it has been a looonnnggg time since I have blogged. Life has been far too busy for me. I am hoping things calm down soon. But I doubt they will. 

There is big news happening in our lives lately. There is a new operation called the Liberation Operation. As a result of studies, it appears that MS, rather than being a disease, is more likely a symptom of CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency).  CCSVI is essentially the blockage of the outlet arteries from the head with iron deposits.  The liberation treatment is surgery to remove the blockage / iron from those arteries.  Depending on how advanced the MS is, a person’s condition may stabilize, or improve – sometimes significantly.  McMaster has a professor who supports it, and will do the test for CCSVI – for a price, and put it towards a study, but won’t allow you to take the results to a clinic to have the treatment done.  The government will not provide support for this treatment yet. Our Canadian government is still "testing". 

Steve and I decided not to wait to the turtles in Canada and stared looking elsewhere for help. We eventually settled on a doctor in Albany New York. The costs involved are $10,000. To help offset the costs we are fundraising. 

More to come about the fundraising this evening.....