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Deja vu all over again

Dear Family & Friends: Today, we admitted Ollie to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  He was here for 7 weeks in late 2009.  The doctors did not feel it was safe for him to travel, so we had no choice but to re-admit him to CHOC. Once we stabilize Ollie and do further testing, we […]



Dear Family & Friends: The doctors have not approved Ollie for transport via a commercial airline because of his serious medical condition. They want him transported via medevac. His insurance carrier has not approved this expense. We have filed an appeal. The trip to Boston this Sunday has been cancelled pending the appeal. If we […]


Ollie Update

Dear Family & Friends: Ollie’s episodes have gotten significantly worse.  They are more severe and last longer.  (For those of you not familiar with this issue, please visit My Training Partner) We have a team of medical specialists ready to evaluate Ollie at Boston Children’s Hospital, and we are flying him there tonight. Please keep […]


Holiday Message

Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth.  He spoke these eloquent and immortal words: And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me […]