Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hailey Roser, 4, of Mukwonago, was allowed to leave the hospital despite the lockdown.
Updated, 5:05 p.m. Sunday: Hailey Roser, 4, has met Justin Bieber. Despite Children's Hospital being on lockdown because of the Brookfield mass shooting, she was allowed to leave the hospital and she met Bieber Sunday afternoon. "Dreams come true," tweeted her family from the account @HealingHailey. A Waukesha Patch Twitter follower told Patch that Hailey's ambulance arrived in Milwaukee for Bieber's concert. "I am here with my daughters and the ambo with Hailey got here about 15 min ago," tweeted @brianokeefemke. A social media campaign was launched last week to encourage Bieber to meet the 4-year-old girl, who is hospitalized in Wauwatosa. A local radio station had provided Hailey with tickets for a meet-and-greet show, according to the …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Gilda's Club Southeastern Wisconsin will now be known as Cancer Support Community Greater Milwaukee.
Gilda's Club has changed its name, but not its mission. Gilda's Club Southeastern Wisconsin has adopted the name of its national affiliate, Cancer Support Community, and will now be known as Cancer Support Community Greater Milwaukee. Although the name may be different, the mission of the organization has not changed, according to executive director Trish Haudricourt. “As part of our mission, we sustain people with community," Haudricourt said. "We are a community of hope, and since 2010 we have been delivering our cancer support program in concert with the community to our friends and neighbors where they live, work and worship. The name change will further enhance our program by clearly stating our mission in our name." Originally …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Gan Ami teachers made an inspirational quilt to provide comfort and support for their fellow teacher Jeff Daugherty, who is battling cancer.
To provide comfort and support during his ongoing battle with cancer, teachers of the Gan Ami Beginnings, Preschool & Kindergarten of the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center made a quilt for long-time teacher Jeff Daugherty. “It made me cry. It makes me feel love, warmth, honor and support,” said Daugherty, who has been a teacher of three- and four-year-olds at the JCC since 1996. The colorful queen-mattress-sized quilt includes art and inspirational messages written by Gan Ami teachers such as “Get Well”, “Be Strong,” “Much Love” and “Imagine butterfly kisses.” Pictured left to right are Gan Ami teachers who helped work on the quilt: Rachel Macagon, Elayne Katz, Tracy Thompson, Heather Spencer, Lisa Kulakow, Shlomit …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Gilda’s Club prepares to celebrate the grand opening of its new living room Nov. 10.
The room had a red door. A tranquil blue covered its walls. Its inside was filled to bursting with a variety of couches and chairs, plants, a large book shelf, electronic equipment, and a dining area. The blinds on the wall-to-wall windows remained closed, but sunlight peaked in through the edges, casting a feeling of serenity across this momentarily unoccupied space. To many, this room may seem unremarkable, just an ordinary living room. But to members of Gilda’s Club – to cancer survivors – this room means much more than that, considering one year ago its creation seemed highly unlikely. Gilda’s Club is a free cancer support community for cancer survivors and friends and family of those affected by cancer. The organization will hold an …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Dozens of post-it notes were stuck to the Apple store wall in memorial of the Apple legend.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died last week from pancreatic cancer, but he will not be soon forgotten. More than 65,000 people have "liked" the R.I.P Steve Jobs Facebook page, touting links to moments of his life like this never aired, think different commercial, or a link to Stay Foolish art at Zazzle. But it's the world-wide comments that really show the love for Steve. This video shows just a small sliver of the memorial efforts around the world to remember Steve. Thursday evening at Bayshore Town Center, outisde the Apple store, dozen of post-it notes scattered the glass wall from patrons who will deeply miss Steve. There were even a few bunches of flowers laid at the base of the notes in rememberance of the Apple legend.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Geoffrey Farnsworth, 40, passed away Friday after a battle with colon cancer.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Whitefish Bay Middle School teacher Geoff Farnsworth may be gone, but the impact he had on students and the community will not be forgotten any time soon. Farnsworth, a history teacher and coach, died Friday at the age of 40 after a battle with colon cancer, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. He and his wife Kelley had three children: his sons Gavin, 6, and Grady, 4, and a 2-year-old girl named Addison. The newspaper quoted his wife Kelley as saying she and Geoffrey met during their days at Purdue University. The two were married in 1996, and they relocated to the Milwaukee-area in 1998. Geoff took a job in Whitefish Bay schools, coaching cross country and other sports. As a history teacher, he also led the annual Opet Festival, …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Kelsey Pfeifer based her play 'Why Did God Make Sparrows?' on a family friend's diary from his last year of life.
‘Why Did God Make Sparrows?’, a student-written and directed play based on the real diary of a young man’s final year battling cancer, will run one night only on June 4 at 7 p.m. at Whitefish Bay High School. In 1975, 18-year-old C.J. Smith, Jr. passed away after a struggle with cancer, leaving behind family, friends and a journal he kept over his final year of life. Last summer, Drew Pfiefer, who had been Smith’s best friend, lent the journal to his daughter Kelsey, a junior at Whitefish Bay High School. He’d been given the journal by Smith’s family. Kelsey Pfiefer was inspired by Smith's last words that she decided to write a play based on the journal. “I was talking with my dad. My parents have the most interesting stories. We started …