Saturday, June 27, 2009
WE RECEIVED SO MUCH FROM PEOPLE WHILE CAITLYN WAS BATTLING HER CANCER. WITH THE HELP OF OTHERS WE WERE ABLE TO LIVE A LIFE TIME IN THE ONE YEAR THAT WE HAD AFTER HER DIAGNOSES. WE WOULD LIKE TO DO THE SAME FOR ANOTHER FAMILY THROUGH CAITLYNS FOUNDATION.
YOU CAN FIND A LEMONADE STAND AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
10 e COMFORT LN PALATINE ( AT THE CORNER OF COMFORT LN AND PLUM GROVE RD)
ON HILLSIDE RD IN BARRINGTON EAST OF HOUGH ST.
AQUARIUS HAIR SALON IN PALATINE ( AT THE CORNER OF NORTHWEST HWY AND PLUM GROVE)
AND AT 2PM HAMILTON PARK IN PALATINE
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
First Annuel Lemonade stand "6/08"
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
2009Children Memorial/Northwestern Memorial
Special Thanks to:
Mrs.Held 1st grade class
Ms.Duncan's 1st grade class
Mrs. Burns 3rd grade class
Patrick and Jackson delivering gifts
Patrick and Jackson were very excited to see the children on the oncology floor receive the gifts that their classmates donated. We had fun as a family picking out baby dolls that we know Caitlyn would love. We bought several different types of babies. Caitlyn loved the dolls with bottles, so we got a doll that came with "the works" bottle, diapers for potty, food. One little girl saw it right away and took it. She continued to browse to make sure she made just the right selection. Jason showed her another doll thinking she was uncertain but she stuck with the doll with the works and took off. I just laughed and thought she was a girl after Caitlyn's own heart.
After the children from the floor came, the nurses came and got toys for the patients that could not come out of their room. There were still enough toys left to fill the toy closet for another day. We were also able to take toys over to the radiation department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. They also have a toy chest for children to visit after radiation treatment. Caitlyn visited that toy chest often. It felt good to give back to the places that were so kind to us and Caitlyn during her treatments.
THANK YOU TO ST.THERESA SCHOOL. THANK FOR HONORING CAITLYN'S BIRTHDAY BY RECOGNIZING THE CHILDREN STILL BATTLING CANCER. THANK YOU TO THE FIRST GRADERS WHO WERE SO GENEROUS WITH THEIR GIFTS. THEY ALWAYS REMEMBER CAITLYN EVERY TIME I SEE THEM AT SCHOOL. THEIR LOVE FOR HER IS VERY TOUCHING. ALSO THANK YOU TO THE THIRD GRADERS FOR SHOWING SUPPORT FOR PATRICK AND JACKSON WITH THEIR GENEROUS GIFTS. IT MEANS SO MUCH TO US WHEN PEOPLE REMEMBER OUR PRECIOUS CAITLYN.
I think this "first" is harder than all the other holidays we have gone through since she passed. This one is different because we should be celebrating another year. Birthdays are a celebration of life, however this life was cut way too short and left our family forever missing everything about her.
CAITLYN WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. YOU ARE ALWAYS ON OUR MINDS AND IN OUR HEARTS. XOXO LOVE MOM & DAD PATRICK AND JACKSON.
Friday, December 12, 2008
We invite you and your family and friends to light a candle at 7 p.m. Sunday December 14th, 2008 wherever you are in memory of Caitlyn and all the other children we have lost in this world.
Visit the Worldwide Candle Lighting website for further details and watch the light travel around the world.
I would love to see any pictures you have of your candle lighting. If you email them to me I will post them all on our website. Send them to the churak family email address.( firstname.lastname@example.org )
The Churak Family
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So instead I have found this passage from the book "the secret". I have been really trying to believe that she is all around me. But I don't want to just try and believe it I try to truly feel it. So I found this passage to be enlightening. It is not easy to always believe our loved ones are still here with us even though we can't see, touch and feel them. It's hard to except the energy being over the physical being. But I try.
"Most people define themselves by this finite body, but you're not a finite body. Even under a microscope you're an energy field. If you ask a quantum physicist and say what creats the world? He or she will say. It can never be created or destroyed, it always was, always has been, everything that ever existed always exists, it's moving into form, through form and out of form. You go to a theologian and ask the question, what created the Universe? and he or she will say. God. Ok, describe God. "Always was and always has been, never can be created or destroyed, all that ever was, always will be. always moving into form, through form and out of form.
So if you think you're this "meat suit" running around, think again. You're a spiritual being! Your an energy field, operating in a larger energy field.
Energy just changes form. And that means you! (Caitlyn) The true essence of Caitlyn, the pure energy of Caitlyn, has always been and always will be. Caitlyn can never not be.
James Ray from the book the secret.
We have had a few sweet gifts left under Caitlyn's tree. Thank you to our friends that think of us. A hand made necklace, Disney princess globe, and a teddy bear. Thank you to girl scout troop 6145 for your donation to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation.
We made a very personal decision to donate her tumor to research in hopes that some day there will be a cure.
The Churak Family