It is with an extremely saddened heart to share the news that Natalie Fleischaker passed away May 8, 2013. Some of you readers may have learned of her brave 9-month long fight with DIPG brain tumor here at Nurse Mommy Laughs. And some of you graciously donated monies to her family for getting through this horrific experience.
However, because all family tragedies are extremely personal, the family would like all further information and correspondence to go through their CarePage which documents Natalie’s journey. Click here to follow:
Also, “a memorial fund has been set up in Natalie’s name to collect funds for distribution to the multiple charitable organizations that have helped (the Fleischakers) throughout Natalie’s journey.
Donations can be made payable to the Natalie Fleischaker Memorial Fund and sent c/o Bank of Blue Valley attn: Marilyn Madden P.O. Box 26128, Overland Park, KS 66225-6128.
A beautiful writer and mom who lost a child several years ago, spends much of her time writing and helping others deal with the loss of a child and/or how to help a friend who is grieving. When speaking with her today, she said she had earlier written a post on her blog, Four Plus an Angel, suggesting different gifts for bereaving friends. She recommended I list the link on my site for you to read here: http://fourplusanangel.com/2012/02/what-to-give/
Men and women alike, we need to watch out for each other…
Breast Cancer is not a laughing matter and we all need to take it seriously and focus on preventative care. I’m here to help you out.
Don’t say that I don’t care about you all! In fact, I as a nurse, recommend you watch this over and over to make this a habit. Research says you must do sometime 14 times to make it a habit…so ENJOY!! Believe me, I did!
(PLEASE watch this. If you are a woman, it is sooooo funny and shouldn’t be missed. Nurse Mommy)
Did you learn anything new about monthly pectoral and breast checks? I sure did! Would love to chat about it in the comment section.
When I first graduated from nursing school, I had one of the greatest pleasures of my life working on a children’s cancer floor at a fantastic children’s hospital. Pediatric cancer nurses are a rare breed and coming from someone who is a bit off center, they are one wacky group! How else could you go to work every day and inspire children and families who are dealing with such horror, pain and fear and turn it into laughter and joy. That’s what these nurses do.
Here is a group of them rocking out to Kelly Clarkson’s, Stronger, with their patients in Seattle’s Children’s Hospital. Look at the joy on the kids’ faces and the relief in the parents’ eyes that their child is having fun. Sheer beauty, plus they absolutely KICKED IT!!! ~ Nurse Mommy
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