Monday, October 26, 2009

Coming out of the fog

Over the past 5 1/2 months I have felt like I have been living my life in a fog. Saturday, October 17th,the fog lifted for the first time and the sun shined brightly. It was the first time in 5 ½ months that I have seen a constant smile on my children’s faces. Saturday was a celebration of the ongoing recovery of our entire family and we were so happy to have all of you to share this special day with. Ava received so many special gifts and cards and I wanted to take this time to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness.

There were several people that were instrumental in making Saturday a success. Please know that I love each and every one of you and I will never forget the efforts you all put into making this day so special. Thank you to all of our family members and friends (far and near) that were able to come to the party. For those of you that were unable to attend, thank you for your continued love and support. It is with ALL of your help that we are able to keep fighting. Believe me there are certainly days that are more difficult than others.

As I have mentioned in the past, we are in the process of forming a charitable organization for pediatric head trauma and disorders. We feel we have been so blessed with the support we have received throughout this entire process. By forming the organization we hope to be able to provide for others in the future. The name of the organization is “Ava’s Wish”. I will continue to keep you updated on the progress of the organization.

The San Antonio Rock-n-Roll marathon is just around the corner. It will be held November 15th. We have been forming an “All for Ava” team which is so exciting. I will be placing an order for shirts within the next few days. The shirts will be a dri-mesh material. I anticipate the cost to be between $20.00 - $25.00. They will be pink for the women and gray for the men. If you are interested in purchasing one, please send an email with your name, phone number and size to I look forward to seeing everyone at the raceJ

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lopez Journal

Even if you can’t make it to the All for Ava party on Saturday, October 17th, you can still be a part of this memorable day. We will be compiling a journal for the Lopez family, which will include all of your heartfelt notes, thoughts and prayers. For those of you who are out of town or unable to make it, please send your notes to Kerri Thompson @ with a subject: Lopez Journal. We will have a table set up at the party for guests to write in the journal, as well. This journal will provide strength and comfort to the Lopez family as they continue to heal and recover. Thanks for your continued love and support.