IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN W. KLIAMOVICH

 

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On January 18th 2017, the lives’ of one of our Crohn’s families was forever changed.  It was on this day that John W. Kliamovich passed away suddenly.  John was an amazing husband, father, great-grandfather, friend, and grandfather of nine, including Carter Wickersham, a six-year-old boy who suffers from Crohn’s disease.  In the last four years of John’s life, he battled with COPD and struggled to break free from the anxiety and depression that plagued him.  It was difficult for him to stay positive about his health, but one thing John was sure of was the strength of his grandson Carter.  Because of his love and support of Carter through his procedures, treatments and doctor visits, his family decided to request donations to A Mother’s Wish in lieu of flowers in his obituary.  John’s amazing friends and family helped raise $1,000 in his memory and in honor of Carter.  Besides his family and friends, John had a great love of golf.  At his funeral, this quote was read as a part of his eulogy, and I think he would have wanted to share this with all of you:

 

“As you walk down the fairway of life, you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”  –Ben Hogan

 

Below is John’s obituary:

 

John Walter Kliamovich passed away at his home in Royersford, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the age of 74. John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Ann (Grzywacz), and his brothers, Lawrence and Robert. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Ann (Meoli) Kliamovich; his daughters, Christine Fry and her partner Dennis Vetter, Kathryn Kantzios and her husband Nick, Cynthia Viglione and her husband Robert, Heather Wickersham and her husband Jeff; and his son, John Kliamovich Jr. and his wife Kim; and his brother, Carl Kliamovich. John is lovingly remembered by his nine grandchildren, Justine Swika, Melissa Martin, Anna & Nikole Kantzios, Ronald Fry, Zachary & Kayla Kliamovich, Jackson & Carter Wickersham; and two great grandchildren, Peyton & Bailey Martin. John was a loyal employee of Selas Fluid Processing (formerly Thermal Research) for 54 years, where he had the opportunity to travel the world to supervise the implementation of equipment engineered by his company. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Jeffersonville Golf Club and Linfield National Golf Course, where he formed many lasting friendships with his golfing buddies who lovingly referred to him as “Big John”. His Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM from the Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 224 West Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426. Friends may call on Monday evening, January 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Limerick Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to A Mother’s Wish Foundation in honor of John’s grandson, Carter, who suffers from Crohn’s Disease. Please send donations to amotherswishfoundation.org or PO Box 503, Media, PA 19063. Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero of Conshohocken, East Norriton & Trappe. (610) 489-7900 www.msrfh.com

 


Pics from October Cooking Class

Old School Italian with a new twist

Wedding Soup, Parm Crisp, Chicken Picatta with Linguini.

As part of our commitment to providing educational opportunities for those suffering with or caring for individuals suffering from Crohn’s or Colitis, A Mother’s Wish Foundation is subsidizing $45 per person for each of the above classes.

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THANKS TO ONE AND ALL FOR MAKING AMW’S 2016 CASINO NIGHT A SMASHING SUCCESS!

WE ARE STILL TALLYING UP OUR NUMBERS AND WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED AS WE GET THEM!  WE ARE SO EXCITED THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEND SO MANY MORE CHILDREN WITH CROHN’S DISEASE TO CAMP IN 2017!  PLEASE SEND US ANY PICS YOU MAY  OF THE EVENT,  SO WE CAN POST THEM TO OUR WEBSITE,

WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO OUR SPONSORS, DONORS, GUESTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND FRIENDS FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A FABULOUS EVENT!

WARMLY,

A MOTHERS WISH

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Tina’s Talk

It was about 21 years ago when I started having symptoms.  I was a junior in high school.  As if puberty, academics, friends, boyfriends, and college applications were not stressful enough, I had to deal with new medical symptoms that I never experienced, or remember experiencing, before.  I remember having bloody diarrhea often along with tons of cramping in my stomach.  What was going on with me?  Was I having an appendicitis?  Super bad cramps?  I remember seeing a few different doctors and being told that I needed to have a colonoscopy.  After drinking that disgusting prep and “emptying my colon” the whole night before, I went through my first colonoscopy.  My mom and I went to have a follow-up appointment with the gastroenterologist who told us, “I think you have ulcerative colitis.”  I think?  That wasn’t good enough for us, so we went to the head of Gastroenterology at University of Pennsylvania.  Although I didn’t want to go through a second colonoscopy, I did, so he could “get a good look at things.”  After this doctor confirmed the ulcerative colitis diagnosis, Mom and I were able to accept the news a little easier.  Now what????  Where do we go from here????

 

Tina Landis

 


2016 Casino Night Sponsors & Donors

A Mother’s Wish would like to recognize our 2016 Event Sponsors. Thank you for your generous contributions!

Corporate support is critical to the success of A Mother’s Wish. This high visibility event is expected to draw hundreds of attendees, garner media presence, and offer sponsoring companies great exposure to our area’s business community.

SPONSORS

Platinum

K’nex – Michael Araten

Haverford CapitalKirk and Bunny Rebane

 Gold

Astoria Federal Savings Bank – Caryl Raport

Preston Elliot -WMMR

Drivers Leasing, Inc.-Matthew and Donna Trotter

Silver

JDB Service Group – Joseph & Ellen Staerk

Germantown Title – Dana Santangelo & Mari Gates

Diccianni Financial Group – Cindy Diccianni

Glenmede Trust Company – Joseph Stoll & Jeannette Leighton

 

BASKET DONATIONS

Produce Junction, Matthew Adorno
Annamarie Travia
Andy & Renee Petersohn
TORQUE BARRE/SPIN/TRX
Phil’s Tavern
 
Lé Belle Epoque
Dr. Gregory Hillyard, DDS

Off the Wall Gallery Custom Framing, Skippack PA
Aim High Studio
Redstone American Grill – Michael Musselman
Spasso, Media PA
Iron Hill Brewery, Media PA
Trader Joe’s, Media PA
Weekend in Ocean City, MD Beachside, The Kitchelt Family
Really Cooking with Robin
Party Company, Richard Raport
Preston Elliot, WMMR Event MC
KNEX, Michael Araten
Patty Rahi Jewelry
Mary LeFever
Dr. Stephen Chermol, DDS
Addicted to Dance – Aubrey Conley

Hot Heads, Media PA – George
West Chester Country Club-Neil and Lauren Suhre
Mario from La Locanda Ristorante Italiano
The
Cheesecake Factory
6 ABC Station Tour
Chic Fil A
Soulbeat Basket
Johnson’s Popcorn, Ocean City NJ
Amelia Paris Salon
Snap Kitchen
Margaret Kuo
Brennan & Deirdre Kelly-2 tix to the Villanova  vs. St Joe’s Game
Amelia Paris
Bull Dog Yoga
Franklin Institute
Bounce Town-Open Play
Wooden Duck Shop
Smashing Plates Restaurant
Accent Candle
The Skippack Hope Chest
Engage Arts
Gino’s Italian Restaurant
Parc Bistro
Bedazzled Boutique
Williams Jewelers 
Lily Laser & Beauty
PJ Whelihan’s
Flirt Boutique 25
Three Golf Players to Play with John Mazzola at White Manor Country Club
Raven’s Claw
World Wide Stereo
In Touch Massage
Birthday Party from Superior Play
Rachelle and Preston Elliot
Sunnybrook Country Club Foursome
19 Bella
Floral & Hardy
Linfield National Golf Course
Polish Water Ice
The Boathouse
Flocco’s
Artisan Nest
Francesco & Giovanni Salon & Spa
Learning Express Blue Bell
Nadia’s Thai Restaurant
Macon Hill Graphics-Julie Hill
The Hatfield Girls-Girls Night In
Kathy & David Smith
DeStolfio’s Premier Martial Arts
Head over Heels
The Hotel Fiesole
OMG Salon
La Vita Bella
SuperFit Gym and Family Fitness Center
Belles Electric Contractors, LLC
Magnum Auto Oil Change and Lube
All Sports Center-Upper Providence Kids Party
Kinetix Sports Club
Salon Fabhair by Marne
Wegmans

Infiniti of West Chester
Snap Kitchen
Springton Tennis-Donna Gallagher
Hand & Stone-Oaks PA
Helium Comedy Club
The Adventure Aquarium
Fogo De Chao Brazillian Steakhouse
Bucci Jewelers
From The Boot
Edible Arrangements Blue Bell PA
Hope Nagy

Video Tape Transfers
Lorenzo and Sons, West Chester PA
Charles and Kristine Love
Mary Conville
World Golf Hall of Fame
Dye’s Valley  Course at TPC Sawgrass
The Player’s Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass
Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
The ACE Club
Rolling Green Golf Club
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
Walnut Lane Golf Club
Kamelot Auctions-Tim Zeigler
Marilyn Russell of Ben FM
Cabot Cheese
Royal Flush Casino Entertainment
Kids First Swim Schools
iFLY King of Prussia
Stella & Dot

 

 

Friends of A Mother’s Wish 


Susan and Richard Tressider
Fareeha Arshad
George & Sarah Griffith
Carrie Waterson
Douglas & Katherine Marshall
Barbara and Eugene Jones
Dolores Borkowski
Steve Borkowski
Colleen Maguire
Bertram & Elaine Weiner
Denis Lawler
Jane Bradley
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelly
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGlynn
The Five Family
Denise Nowicky
The Neckermann Family
Jeff Borkowski
Hugh and Mary Cannon
Donna Emmi


IN-KIND DONORS

Preston Elliot, WMMR Master of Ceremonies
Produce Junction, Matthew Adorno
The Culp Family
The Wilson Family
Julie Hill
Macon Hill Creative
Neil & Lauren Suhre
Lisa Koelln
Nancy Fuller
Catherine Staerk
Sarah Hedley
Christine Prinzivalli
Chris Richards, Website Designer
Jeannette Leighton-CPA
Tina Landis
Marie Bialek
The Trotter Family
Brian Barry
Rich Godshall-Off The Wall Gallery and Custom Framing
Robin Hedley
Sarah Beierle
Brennan Kelly
The Kitchelt Family
Abbey Kitchelt

 

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Really Cooking with Robin August 18th Class

There’s App for Everyone Aug 18th 6:30p-9:30p

Shrimp Puffs with Baby Organic Spinach and Carrots, Homemade Turkey Sausage Crumbs, Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, Blooming’ Breads

All food will be prepared to meet everyone’s dietary needs.

Join us for a fun night of cooking that will trigger your taste buds and nothing else!

As part of our commitment to providing educational opportunities for those suffering with or caring for individuals suffering from Crohn’s or Colitis, A Mother’s Wish Foundation is subsidizing $45 per person for each of the above classes!


Grilled Once, Eat Twice – Cooking with Robin! May 2016 Recipes & Event Photos!

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for joining us last night at Really Cooking with Robin for our Grill Once Eat Twice cooking class.

It was great to see so many new faces and to welcome back our amazing supporters who have been participating in our classes since last fall. We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did!

As promised, attached are the recipes from Robin for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Have a great weekend and we hope to see you at our next class on Thursday, August 18th.

Sincerely,
Melissa, Nichcole and the entire AMW team

PS. A huge thank you to Mari and her daughter Becca for taking so many great pictures throughout the night!

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RECIPES ARE BELOW! ENJOY! 

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Grilled Lexington style chicken

Sangria with Cognac

Grilled Apple Salad

 

 

 

 


A MOTHER’S WISH PRESENTS THE GALA ‘CASINO NIGHT’

Sponsorship Opportunities 2016

A MOTHER’S WISH IS HAVING OUR ANNUAL GALA BY POPULAR DEMAND AS ANOTHER CASINO NIGHT THIS YEAR! YOU ALL REQUESTED A WEEKEND NIGHT AND WE ARE DELIVERING IT TO YOU! WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT PRESTON ELLIOT FROM WMMR WILL BE OUR ANNOUNCER AGAIN THIS YEAR!

Preston & Steve show is a morning radio, comedy and variety broadcast on Philadelphia Active Rock station 93.3 FM WMMR featuring DJs Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison. The show, which originated at Y100 in Philadelphia, features daily telephone interviews, in-studio guests, celebrity impersonations, unusual news stories, and numerous sound clips and running gags. It broadcasts live on the radio as well as streaming audio via the station website from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST, Monday through Friday, and is a featured podcast in the comedy section of the iTunes Store.

WMMR PRESTON & STEVE SHOW

TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! This is a sit down dinner with OPEN BAR AND EACH Guest will be GIVEN $100 OF CASINO CHIPS this Event will be at the Philadelphia Marriott West 111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Phone: (610) 941-5600

Marriott is offering us special rates of $134 plus taxes. Reserve your room today http://resweb.passkey.com/go/AMothersWishFoundation

Please Pick Your Choice of:

 Seared Artic Char (with artichoke, olives, pearl onion, tomato and fingerling potato with lemon butter)

OR

 Basil and Parmesan Crusted Chicken

A MOTHER’S WISH IS HAVING OUR ANNUAL GALA BY POPULAR DEMAND AS ANOTHER CASINO NIGHT THIS YEAR! YOU ALL REQUESTED A WEEKEND NIGHT AND WE ARE DELIVERING IT TO YOU!

This year we will be at the Philadelphia Marriott West 111 Crawford Ave, West Conshohocken, PA 19428


Champagne Brunch Pictures – March 20th, 2016

Thank you to all the friends that came out to Kit and Lisa’s Champagne Brunch ! We had loads of fun and all came out with great work out clothes from Devigi.com ! We want to thank Kit, Charlie, and Lisa for putting this awesome Event together! PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTUNE TO SHOP AT DEVIGI.COM AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DONATE 10% OF ALL PURCHASES TO AMW-JUST USE AMW AS YOUR CHECKOUT CODE! Update: What a great and successful Event! This Event is responsible for being able to subsidize 2 more kids to camp through A Mother’s Wish! Thank you Kit, Charlie, and Lisa!!!

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