It has been 4 years since Emery died after rejecting her heart. We will always be devastated and the first year was the hardest to survive. In the aftermath of fighting rejection and losing the battle I sought out grief therapy and grief groups but wasn't satisfied with those particular experiences. I was desperate for… Continue reading Parents Grief Retreat
Tomorrow, Sept 4, marks the day Emery died and our nightmare began. It is very difficult to wrap my mind around the fact it has been three years. How is it possible we have lived like this and without her? I know we stay busy and have had some great family trips and outings but… Continue reading Three long years missing our girl
It is hard to believe another year has come and gone without Emery in our house and our lives. She would be celebrating her 10th birthday in a month, the big double digit birthday. I try to imagine what she would look like and how her voice would have changed. I wonder what she would… Continue reading It’s Beanie Boo time! Celebrating Emery & Giving Back to CHOA Families
I wanted to share that our fundraiser, held at The Mill Kitchen & Bar Oct. 24, was a huge success. We had a great turn out of family and friends to support us which always helps us feel better. It is comforting to have the support and to be able to talk about Emery with… Continue reading Big Fundraising Success / Thank you
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24: 5 - 9 PM Location: 590 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell Call for reservations: 770-817-9345 Online reservations You are invited to an exciting event at The Mill Kitchen & Bar in Historic Roswell to support Emery Funkhouser’s Kisses for Hearts. Your overwhelming support & generosity last year enabled us to fund a… Continue reading Halloween Dining For Dollars Fundraiser
I just received an email letting me know the family kitchen construction in the Egleston Step Down Unit will begin in August. What a relief and how exciting to see it come to fruition. We could not have made this happen so fast without the generous support of all the donor's to Emery Funkhouser's Kisses… Continue reading The Kitchen is Moving Ahead!
It is hard to even think Emery would be turning 9. She is forever frozen in my mind and heart as a newly turned 7 year old. I know as time goes by it will be tougher and tougher to think of all the years and milestones we are missing without her. As hard as… Continue reading Emery’s 9th Birthday Recognition & Beanie Boo Drive – You Can Help!
We are printing more t-shirts for Emery Funkhouser's Kisses for Hearts. If you'd like to buy one you can simply use this link and before you make the payment add in the Note field the number of shirts and sizes. They are $30 & it is a tax deductible donation. I can have them available… Continue reading Shirts For Sale (this time I really mean it)
Today is Valentine's Day and the majority of the world is celebrating love and relationships. Valentine's Day has a new meaning to us, it is the day we recognize CHD Awareness and we think about how much we have learned over the last 8 years since Emery was diagnosed with HLHS. We think about the… Continue reading Happy CHD Awareness Day 2017
February 14 is CHD Awareness Day and thankfully the month of February seems to have turned into CHD Awareness month for many people. I thought I would check in to see if anyone would like to donate for CHD Awareness by buying a t-shirt or kissy lips charm. Last year we sold t-shirts in order… Continue reading Shirts and Charms for sale in honor of CHD Awareness Feb 14