This post is a little late. Our friends have been so supportive I haven't known how to begin and I certainly did not want to exclude anyone. The truth is, I have not been able to keep up with the amazing generosity of Candice and my friends (past and present).
We are blessed with such a rich and diverse group of friends from so many parts of our lives. I have realized in Candice's battle that all parts of our lives collided and we spent a great deal of time in a fish bowl. Amazingly through it all, it never felt forced, unwelcome or stressful. I love you all for your support and being part of our lives. You are equal in my eyes to my family. We are all one family in the end.
Special thanks -
My brother and sister (David and Heather) - You guys are not just siblings but Candice and my best friends and your support is beyond words.
My father John and Carrie for their love and support.
Kristine - an old and dear friend who shared 35 years of laughter with Cancice.
Maria - a best friend in every sense and who truly defined the meaning of food is love!
Jen - a rock, a listener and loyal visitor and friend who came with fresh juice and coconut face wipes:)
Diane and Carol - took care of the furry loved ones and constant visitors.
Nikki- the vegetarian who came up from FL and bought Candice several burgers and didn't leave until the last Irish step dance. I love you, daughter!
Katie-Candice's mini-me, played guitar with Candice, introduced me to Spotify, and fostered Parker
Amy-All things needed at BIDMC. My constant go to and doer!
Pam W.- A spiritually divine friend who needs to follow her calling!
Michelle- the producer of " a little jar of love: apple sauce"
AC and Kim- bear hugs don't quite capture it!
Catie Curtis- Amazing act of kindness!
Melissa- Reiki master
Shannon - I heart Candice bracelets and coffee runs.
and the list goes on: Pam L (fellow muppet), Kellie, Naomi, Marie and Rebecca (who traveled far to see Candice), Danielle, Sherie, Jenna, Jean, Anne Marie, Mary Anne, Anne, Joann, Rodney, Carly, Mo, Clea, Sinead, Heather, Tracey, Teri, Tracy....
From New Bedford, Cathedral Camp, BSC,Sorority Sisters, Northeastern, VA, ASHA, Harvard, JP support- Thank you all so much