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June 22, 2007

Headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains

Taegan and I are headed out to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for the month of July. She'll be receiving her second set of 40 HBO treatments at a facility there called Miracle Mountain Children's Hyperbaric. We'll be driving out on June 30th, and treatments will begin on July 3rd.

On July 2nd, I will have to drive Taegan to visit with an open minded Dr. who works closely with the the facility, in order to obtain a prescription for the HBO treatments. I called for directions to the Dr's office today, and was quite shocked to learn it is 2 1/2 hours away from the hyperbaric clinic! Should be an interesting ride all around... Both facilities are deep in the mountains, and having lived in flat, corn field land-Indiana most of my life, it will be a refreshing change.

I am a little nervous though... the friendly woman I spoke with on the phone this afternoon from the Dr's office advised me to pump the brakes while driving through the mountains, and not to push hard to the floor on the pedal, or I might burn up the brakes! I definitely want to be sure to complete Taegan's 120 sessions during the summer and spring months, and avoid the winter months! I don't want to go sliding off the side of a mountain or anything! LOL

Taegan's motorcycle ride was a wonderful success! Everyone worked so hard to make it run smoothly, and it turned out to be an excellent day! We raised just over 6k for Taegan! That will pay for all 120 treatments of HBO at Miracle Mountain. We are thrilled!

Well, there's a ton of packing to be done... will update as I can....

Much Love & Brightest Blessings To All!!!

June 8, 2007

Auction Items

Adina Francis is a long-time friend of mine who enjoys drawing in her free time. She's graciously donated several original art work pieces to be auctioned off to benefit Taegan's fund. The water color of Nascar driver Tony Stewart will be one of the pieces auctioned off at the June 16th motorcycle ride. All art work will be matted and framed.

Here is a preview of some of the items that will be auctioned off soon via eBay and local fundraising events.

Richard Oakland is an exceptional photographer with a unique eye from the UK. He has generously donated a limited edition, autographed, numbered print from his collection. It is entitled "Creeping Sun."

To view more of Richard's inspiring collection, visit one of his three web sites at:

This is a 2006 Harley Davidson mountain bike. It is barely used and in mint condition. Previous owner only rode it twice.

If anyone is interested in the mountain bike or the four beautiful pieces of art work listed here, please contact me via Also, dimension specifics can be provided upon request.

Thanks again to everyone for their continued love, prayers, and support! You are helping to change Taegan's life forever... and we will always be thankful for that!