A New View – 2019 Year in Review

A Year in Review -2019

Kelsey Hates the Needle was published and is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Book signings were held in Chicago, IL, and Deptford, NJ this summer to launch the book.

Breakfast with the Boss featured author Mary Wagner and illustrator Krystal Almora two times this year.
#ThisisHowIbrave started with Kelsey’s design of Brave Bands and her brother’s commitment to wearing a band daily to show his support.

Brave Day

This November, Kelsey’s school held a Brave Day in her honor.  Please click here to read the newspaper article regarding.

Thank you for your continued support and an incredible 2019.  We wish you a happy and healthy New Year!


Kelsey’s Kaleidoscope, Inc.

Kelsey’s Christmas Wish

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year ❤️

Brave Day – THANK YOU!

Samuel Mickle Elementary School holds Brave Day for student with rare diseaseSamuel Mickle Elementary school holds Brave Day for student with rare disease

This is how we braved:

Click here to read NJ.com’s story on Brave Day in support of Kelsey!

Thank you for your love and support!

Kelsey’s Fight Song

Easter 2014 went from an Egg Hunt to the hospital.  Kelsey and her mom drove to admit Kelsey because she could not walk.  As Kelsey slept off some pain, her mom cried for the unknown.  Then, a new artist shared her new song.  @RachelPlatten shared the story of her fight and Kelsey’s mom went from sadness to hope.   A powerful song can do just that…

A 2019 Thanksgiving family talent show had many displays of talent.  Kelsey selected Fight Song and the words speak volumes.  Though her voice was faint due to respiratory struggles and croup in the preceding days, the message is clear.

The Universal Language of Princess

Thanksgiving followed our gala this year for the first time in four years. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is spent preparing for and readying our minds for the gala.

This year, Thanksgiving was spent with reflection and warmth. We traveled a distance to be with relatives and newcomers. It was a day where all were welcome.  We had a newborn, an old-timer, and a refugee Kindergarten child.

This child struck a particular chord with our family.  Kelsey prepped for weeks with items she wanted to give this young woman.  However, no amount of preparation could prepare us for the reaction she had to Kelsey’s generosity.

A language barrier existed until Elsa came out of the bag. A crown was placed and the twirling began.  Princess, we found, is a universal language.

Each bow, dress, clip, and doll were met with a smile. The child was beaming with happiness and the mother’s emotion was hard to contain.

‘Tis the season of giving and sharing, whether it is time, money, or gratitude.  Kelsey saw clearly how to satisfy another’s need.  We are grateful for the lessons she teaches us daily.

Some lessons come when least expected.