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????
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.
Haverford Capital–Kirk and Bunny Rebane
Preston Elliot -WMMR
Drivers Leasing, Inc.-Matthew and Donna Trotter
Germantown Title – Dana Santangelo & Mari Gates
Diccianni Financial Group – Cindy Diccianni
Glenmede Trust Company – Joseph Stoll & Jeannette Leighton
Produce Junction, Matthew Adorno
Andy & Renee Petersohn
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
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
Johnson’s Popcorn, Ocean City NJ
Amelia Paris Salon
Brennan & Deirdre Kelly-2 tix to the Villanova vs. St Joe’s Game
Bull Dog Yoga
Bounce Town-Open Play
Wooden Duck Shop
Smashing Plates Restaurant
The Skippack Hope Chest
Gino’s Italian Restaurant
Lily Laser & Beauty
Flirt Boutique 25
Three Golf Players to Play with John Mazzola at White Manor Country Club
World Wide Stereo
In Touch Massage
Birthday Party from Superior Play
Rachelle and Preston Elliot
Sunnybrook Country Club Foursome
Floral & Hardy
Linfield National Golf Course
Polish Water Ice
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
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
Infiniti of West Chester
Springton Tennis-Donna Gallagher
Hand & Stone-Oaks PA
Helium Comedy Club
The Adventure Aquarium
Fogo De Chao Brazillian Steakhouse
From The Boot
Edible Arrangements Blue Bell PA
Video Tape Transfers
Lorenzo and Sons, West Chester PA
Charles and Kristine Love
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
Royal Flush Casino Entertainment
Kids First Swim Schools
iFLY King of Prussia
Stella & Dot
Friends of A Mother’s Wish
Susan and Richard Tressider
George & Sarah Griffith
Douglas & Katherine Marshall
Barbara and Eugene Jones
Bertram & Elaine Weiner
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelly
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGlynn
The Five Family
The Neckermann Family
Hugh and Mary Cannon
Preston Elliot, WMMR Master of Ceremonies
Produce Junction, Matthew Adorno
The Culp Family
The Wilson Family
Julie Hill–Macon Hill Creative
Neil & Lauren Suhre
Chris Richards, Website Designer
The Trotter Family
Rich Godshall-Off The Wall Gallery and Custom Framing
The Kitchelt Family
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!
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.
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!
RECIPES ARE BELOW! ENJOY!
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.
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)
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
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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On Sunday, April 12th, 2016, A Mother’s Wish will again Sponsor the annual Walk for Hope! Our 7th annual Walk for Hope will be April 10, 2016 for a day of fun and exercise in support of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Walk for Hope raises funds for IBD research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Through research, a cure for IBD is possible in the lifetime of children affected by this disease today. Update: A Mother’s Wish is proud to announce that we were strongly represented by our Board and were proudly walking along side CHOP’s walk for hope!