Wings Night Success

The center was full, the energy was electric, and the crowd was amazing. Kelsey’s birthday week concluded with an amazing night and experience.

First, she danced with Wingston:

Next, she played on the field at halftime with her teammates and friends. @KingswayYouthLacrosse

Surrounded by family and friends, we thank you. Here’s to 2023. We hope the best is yet to come.

Thank you for all who support our girl.


Keep Shining

Each year’s end brings a certain sense of sadness, hope, and reflection. It is always the hope we find ourselves clinging to at this time. It’s the start of something new. A fresh start has a large draw and appeal.

This year has had its ups and downs like any other. However, our collective family ups have been exciting to watch and to wonder about what will be next for us.

Community and a sense of love have driven us here on December 31. We held our two largest and most successful fundraisers with our 3rd annual golf outing and our 7th annual November gala. This year’s title was Magic for Medicine. Medicine can be magical when it works and dreadful when it does not.

This year, we watched a close friend beat cancer in her 30s. Strength, love, and the right medicine worked for her, and watching her work through cancer was remarkable to witness. Not everyone is that lucky. We also watched a child pass away before the age of two creating a devastating feeling to start December.

Support gets us through and helps us to persevere. This year, we have more family surrounding us and more friends who feel like family with their generosity and kindness. We see you and we are grateful beyond measure for you.

Whether the New Year’s start is hopeful or remorseful, in a few hours, hit the reset button and make it the best year possible.

Reflecting with Kelsey today, Kelsey’s mom was struck once more by her positivity and ability to always have just the right answer. Her mom said, “In case I forget to tell you before the night ends, I am so proud of you and all that you have done in 2022. Keep shining.”

Kelsey turned to her mom and said, “I shine because of you, and I am proud of you.”

Keep shining.

Here’s to hope, health, and love in 2023. #newviewforpan

Wings 1/27/23

Join us on January 27, 2023, for a Philadelphia Wings home game to support Kelsey’s Kaleidescope, Inc.  Tickets are $45 per ticket.  We look forward to seeing you there.

The halftime show will feature our Kingsway Youth Lacrosse players. Wear your team jersey and show your pride!

Tickets can be purchased through Kelsey’s family members by cash or check, Venmo, or PayPal :

Venmo – @NewViewforPAN

Wings Tickets 1.27.23

Magic for Medicine 11.18.22

Guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, stations of food, music, and auction items.

Dream Big

Dream Big! We wish everyone a happy and healthy school year. Be brave and follow your dreams!


Guest blog, President of Kelsey‘s Kaleidoscope. 

The definition of determination is fixed on resolution. No one displays determination more than  Kelsey.  She approaches everything she does including sports and other activities with fierce determination.  Some activities, she likes naturally and others, she does not.  She will try anything, even if it’s painful for her if it makes her brother or her family smile.

She struggles through it and completes the task with determination.  Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.  

This is a lesson that we can all learn from Kelsey.

I have been watching her for the past 11 years do exactly that.   She has taught me so much and her determination with life challenges sometimes successful and sometimes not has given me the courage and bravery to get up and be determined that we will not give up this fight. We will continue to raise money for research and a cure so that one day she will achieve her victory.   There are many things I love about Kelsey and her determination is one of her finest qualities.

That determination has inspired me to do the same.   Thank you Kelsey; you are truly one of a kind. I love you immensely.   

Please save the date November 18, 2022, for our seventh annual gala at all Auletto’s in Deptford, NJ.

Details to follow in the coming weeks.

Vasculitis & Its Impact


Yesterday, we awoke to news coverage on vasculitis and its impact on the body.

Ashton Kutcher shared his rare disease with the world, and we could not help but empathize with Ashton and his wife, Mila.

People, US Weekly, CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, and the list goes on…

Ashton’s struggle is apparent and his open discussion is hard to read. We wish him well and hope that he will continue to raise awareness of vasculitis and its rare forms.

#BeBrave #AshtonKutcher #newviewforpan @aplusk

Catch a Wave

As summer winded down, we were able to soak in a beach day. The sun was blazing and the calm surrounded us. Kels wanted to try to catch a wave.

The surf was (happily) light and little movement occurred within the ocean. As her typical self, perseverance kicked in and she waited patiently. Kelsey asked her mom to watch her in the water. Of course, she did. Though she had to wade in the cold awaiting her wave, the excitement Kelsey felt with each lost wave and each thumb’s up upon her fall was captured warmed her mother’s heart.

After at least thirty failed waves, Kelsey caught the wave.

She rode it into shore beaming ear to ear.

Her mother’s calves were frozen, but Kelsey surrounded her mother with a huge (and ice cold) hug regardless.

Kelsey continued to tell her mother about how long it may take to catch the right wave, but how it would always be worth it.

Lessons learned and absorbed right there on the surf.

Kelsey’s wisdom, perseverance, bravery, and patience never cease to amaze us.

Stay strong and catch the wave. It will always be worth it, according to Kels.

All the Rumors…

Reflecting on July has us thinking about all of the rumors we hear or have heard about navigating the parental journey. This week alone, we realize… all the rumors are true.

It is difficult, it is challenging, and some days feel like you are walking in one giant circle. One step in the right direction sometimes throws you back to the starting point in the blink of an eye.

Then sometimes, you get it right. The joy on your child’s face is your reason.

Moments of up and down, right and wrong, each are a part of the process.

Love, strength, and honesty will always go a long way, too.

We look forward to our last month of summer creating more memories and navigating new territory.

Stay strong and be brave!

Charitable Cause

Kelsey’s school has a wonderful evening where students create a business plan, make or create items, and sell their items at a marketplace. It is a fantastic experience for students and a highlight for the community. This year, the event returned and was held outside on a gorgeous spring night.

Kelsey and her cherished friend created a partnership and sold two creative items. At the end of the night, all proceeds went to Kelsey’s Kaleidoscope, Inc.

It is our family, friends, and circle of support that keeps us moving forward.

What a moment 🙂