Patricia Fragen's Photo Diary
My Daughter, Melissa
Melissa died of metastatic osteosarcoma on April 1st, 2007.
Alex at the Sox Game
Alex, who's in full remission from leukemia, with his brother, Corey, at a Sox game. His mother, Diane, was the first to receive help from Normal Moments.
Our motley crew of rescued dogs. Kodiak Bear's on the left, Chusky on the right.
Meghan's acute lymphoblastic leukemia had already involved her central nervous system when she was diagnosed.
Jake is another one of our kids dealing with the long fight against leukemia, which generally lasts 3 to 4 years.
Elena has required major surgeries since her birth. Normal Moments, Inc. provides home-cooked meals for her 3-year-old sister, and we're sending a team to maintain their lawn during the busy autumn leaf season.
Tony had a liver transplant before he was even 2 years old. He rejected the liver and has been taking medications and having frequent extended hospital stays ever since.
For his 7th birthday, all he wanted was a party at Chuck E. Cheese with all his friends. His family couldn't afford it with all the medical bills, so we found people to help make his wish come true!
Bailee's another one of our sweet young ladies fighting leukemia. We send someone to help with the house so that Mom can be there for extended hospital stays, other kids at home, and work when possible without stressing.
Jack's family was one of the recipients of our March Maidness program where we ask people and companies to donate their regularly scheduled cleaning service to a Normal Moments Family for one or two weeks.
Here's Emilio on the swingset we helped purchase and built with a team of volunteers for his 5th birthday. His leukemia keeps him from being able to go to the park to play with other kids. We also provide cleaning services and massage for his parents, plus meals when they're stuck in the hospital.