So I was messaging with one of Ian's first Camp Simcha Special nurses the other day and she mentioned how much he touched her life as well as so many others....regardless of knowing him personally or through my words on the blog, it would mean a lot to me so please share how Ian or our family has touched your life.
Heather Lev Oh boy, where do I begin.... in 2009 when the kids were in first grade is when we connected for the first time. Ian was in the walker and I couldn't help but fall in love with him. So of course since I wouldn't share my boyfriend with Bethany, who is in the same grade as the twins, she and Becca latched onto each other. They haven't let go ever since. In 2010 at the end of the year picnic we sat down to talk while the kids were playing. You were explaining about what was currently going on with Ian. At that point you didn't have any real diagnosis. I suggested to start blogging his symptoms. That maybe someone else is going through this too and needed help. That you can spread the word to guide you and get your thoughts and emotions together. Well, guess what, not only did it give you a chance to document what was going on but it helped the community, which you call your village, understand more, but it reached out to other families dealing with similar issues. You have connected so many people. Your openness for needs and wants, your bravery, your strength runs through all of us. By the way, "Your" refers to Brian, Becca, Ian and Marci Weinberg Scher. Becca over the years has joined my family as our 3rd daughter and I wouldn't have it any other way. We have been through so much together as families. Our lifes our better because of all of you. Cluck, Tongue, Smile forever in our hearts!!!! We <3 span="">3> you!!! XOXO
Melissa Hicks Willen You know when you first meet someone and for unexplainable reasons you just like them instantly? That was how I felt when I met you. You are so genuine and down to earth and I loved hanging out with you in that tiny little waiting room at Karen Sachs. Ian would entertain us with that look of mischief in his eyes as he ran around trying to get away from all the girls. Your family has taught me to never take anything for granted and cherish every moment. I love you!
Carrie Levin Weitzman You've touched my family be sharing your personal journey. Your honesty about the ups and downs of your families lives has served as a reminder of the fragility of life and the need to live life to its fullest!