Nanny Angel Network Charity Event

So tonight there is going to be a Casino Night event at Downsview Park in support of the Nanny Angel Network.  They are the superb organization who sent me two wonderful Child Life Specialists (Amy and Sabina) to my home many times when I was too sick to take care of my kids.  They provide free babysitting for  children of critically ill cancer patients who are going through treatment.

Anyhow they sent a video crew over to my house a few weeks ago to film me talking about NAN and how important it is.  Tonight is one of their big charity events to raise money and I am going to be part of their video presentation.  Yikes!  I haven’t seen the video yet and am a little bit nervous. Here’s the link and some more information about the event, if you are interested.


LADY LUCK RETURNS JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY To follow up on the tremendous success of our casino night in 2012, Nanny Angel Network will be celebrating the lives of some very special moms at Return of Lady Luck on May 8th. The fundraiser evening will feature casino entertainment, a silent auction, prizes, and plenty of great food, dancing and fun. And, all funds raised will go directly towards helping the mothers and families of NAN. Help us make this an evening to remember and help support the moms and families of NAN. Event Details Date: Thursday, May 8th from 7pm to midnight Location: The Warehouse Downsview Park Tickets: $130.00 per person (free parking included and tax receipt issued) To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite or call 416-730-0025.


I’m planning on winning the trip for two to Hawaii.


Celebrity In The Doghouse

Just wanted to let you know that I’m apparently going to be in the Toronto Star tomorrow (Saturday) in the Life Section.  Reporter Nancy White wrote an article about people who have heart problems because of chemotherapy and my oncologist gave them my name for an interview last spring.  Anyhow, there is a photo of me and a short blurb about my heart failure experience if you get the paper delivered to your house and you want to take a look.  I’ll try and post it on my blog once I get a copy of it.

I recently joined an art class for cancer patients in the west end.  I finally made something I liked which I’ll post on my blog too (Monet inspired, of course….can’t seem to get that beautiful garden/waterlily pond out of my head).  We’re having our last class on Monday and an art show during the afternoon.  It’s at 238 Jane St. from 3:00-5:00 if anyone is around there and wants to see.

I also joined a Graphic Novel class at Gilda’s Club on Monday nights.  I decided to do a children’s book about a Tooth Fairy because my son was intent on catching her one night. Hey, you never know, I may try to publish it when I’m done!

On Wednesday I did a video shoot for the Nanny Angel Network.  They’re the ones who sent wonderful child life specialists to my house (for free) to watch my kids when I was undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation.  They count on donations by generous donors and the organization is having an up-coming fundraising event…so there I will be, at some point on the BIG SCREEN once again.  I’ll post the event on my blog when I find out more about it in  case any of you reading this blog is interested.

I didn’t realize that a person could become a celebrity just by having cancer!

Speaking of celebrities… the kids and I were at the Apple Store at Fairview Mall earlier this week when 3 guys from the T.V. show “Next Step” came in the store.  My daughter couldn’t believe it and was mesmerized.  The person at the store who was helping me asked her if she wanted to take a picture with them  and then got the ball rolling by using those radio speaker things they have in their ears and contacting the employee servicing the “Next Step” dudes.  Before you knew it, my kids got their pics. with them using our ipad.  My daughter was SO HAPPY….she couldn’t wait to instagram everyone when she got home.

The story doesn’t stop there though.  We were at the Apple Store to get the Ipad fixed (it got dropped way too many times and the screen was cracked).  I thought they were just going to put a new glass top on it.  Wrong.  They gave me a brand new one for $50 (I had an AppleCare Warranty on it).  That was kind of neat.  No more dents on the side or cracked screen.  I was happy.  At least I was happy until we were on our way home and realized that the pics. of the gents were on that Ipad and everything had been erased.  So I got to hear a whole lot of crying on the way home….and a whole lot of crying the next day when we went back to the store to recover something that couldn’t be recovered.

C’est la vie, unfortunately.

So if anyone see’s these “Next Step” guys again…give me a ring because seriously folks I am going to hear about this the rest of my life.  I am so in the “Dog House” right now.

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