As we close December and the year of 2020, reflection is natural. This year has so many facets, so many points of passion for our country, so much sadness for so many. Christmas was a time to count our blessings. We did so on a very small scale and were grateful for those we were able to see.
Close calls and an abundance of caution withheld other celebrations, even those we planned to share from a safe distance.
We hope that 2021 brings us all a sense of peace to ensure our holidays in 2021 can look Merry and Bright in their full form.
The new strain identified in the UK and now surfacing in Colorado presents new challenges for us all. However, with safe practices, an abundance of caution, and vaccine distribution, we remain hopeful.
To 2021, may it bring you joy, health, and happiness.
The main focus of our organization is bringing awareness and support to our research efforts. In 2020. distance is a natural part of our daily life. The dada2 organization brought a global perspective to dada2 research and international cohorts of patients. We feature the Israel Cohort today. Their research and partnership with the United States helped Kelsey with treatment upon diagnosis. We are grateful for the outreach and the medical collaboration made possible by Dr. Chip Chambers and the National Institute of Health.
This year is heavy for so many reasons. The lack of normalcy, or should we say the development of our new normal, tested our strength and resilience in many ways.
We also faced the loss of a loved one suddenly, leaving a realization that each day of the season will be different.
Navigating our current local surge in COVID cases did not make Thanksgiving or planning easy decisions for our family.
We choose to stay home as a family to protect the ones we love. This made it a memorable day as we typically share blessings and many loved ones.
Though quiet and calm, we also have much to be grateful for in our lives. We talked over dinner about 2020 and the many changes it has brought to our family. Change is often our only constant, but change can be promising, too. C
Change can bring us growth in unexpected ways.
We counted our blessings together.
The season of giving is now upon us, and it still brings magic in 2020. This year, we recognize that our gifts are found in connections, relationships, and those we love.