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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lakeshore Weekend for Kids (and Adults)

Yesterday my sister and I went to the lakeshore (Lake Michigan) for a big fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.  First we watched some of the dragon boat races.
 

 

 
We saw the kid's tent with all kinds of activities including face painting.  (I should have taken my Godson).  There was one of those bouncy houses, the water tank and something we had never seen before but looked like a blast!
 
 
The kids were inside the bubbles and got to bounce around in the water!
 
We went to the silent auction but didn't bid on anything as it was all beyond our means.  I did however buy some raffle tickets to win a new bike.  (I consider it a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.)
 
 
Here is the car ferry which goes across Lake Michigan to Ludington, Michigan.  I have not been on it since I was a baby.  Some day!
 
We finished the day by window shopping at all the little specialty shops downtown and decided that the next time we need jewelry or some accessories, we will go downtown and buy something handmade and unique!
 


1 comment:

Gert said...

Looks like you had a fun day!