A Steel Frame Holds

When my husband and I were dating, I was a 20-year-old single mother and I was determined to finish college because my unplanned pregnancy had forced an unwanted hiatus from school. When we were going through pre-marriage counseling… Read More

Running in the Shadow of 9/11 @Her.meneutics

There isn’t much to say in introduction to this essay except that it’s not what I intended to write. I had thought perhaps I’d get it out of my system and then write a more forward looking piece,… Read More

Images from a Perfect Day: NYC .5 ’09

Cross-post from NF Endurance Team blog: Why Gabe Will Always Be My NF Hero

It’s a rare photo in which Gabe appears depressed. He was known for his boisterous, charismatic personality. But, from the time he left home for college, he struggled with depression. This photo was taken at my husband’s graduation… Read More

Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow

Nancy Guthrie begins her new book, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, by telling readers that she is facing the 10th anniversary of her infant daughter’s death. This anniversary will, at some point, be followed by the 10th anniversary of her infant son’s death…. Read More

“I’ll just stay silent. That’s the way to honor; the only way to respect.”

Those were Gabe’s thoughts on the first anniversary  of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as copied from an archive of his poetry and art  that we’re developing. Our Friend Sleeps I do not want you to be ignorant brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep,… Read More

Thanks again to our newest NF heroes

  These sponsors helped us raise $2,640 for The Children’s Tumor Foundation:   Mr. Jeff Scheller Ms. Florence Anne Kohut Mr. Aiden Long Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Neary Mr. and Mrs. John H. Oostdyk Mr. Albert J…. Read More

Thankful for 23 Years + …

Every four years, Gabriel’s birthday (November 27th) falls on Thanksgiving. 2008 is one of those years. It is also our first Thanksgiving without him, thus our celebration will be small and simple. In years past I made a widely anticipated apple pie;… Read More

Long Beach 13.1

We did it … together! Our first half-marathon. Mike in 3:28:17; Chris and D in 3:42:09. Jeff manning the NF tent for 4:00:00+. Total donations on our behalf to the Children’s Tumor Foundation: $2145 $2170 $2220 $2345 $2370 $2490 $2590 $2640. In… Read More

Go Team Scheller!

$1810 $1830 and Counting! Tomorrow is Race Day! Wake Up Call 5 AM … Yikes! Go Team Scheller!!!!!! Donate Today!

New Jersey by Gabriel G. Scheller

  New Jersey, where it’s not too hot and Gramma’s spaghetti always hits the spot. I wanna’ go home, now you know that I been missin’ it. I can’t get back; I’m lost like Odysseus. Where I’m at… Read More

Support NF Research

Guess who’s training for the Long Beach Marathon? Actually I’m settling for a half-marathon my first time out. My son Mike, some friends and I are doing it together. We’re raising money for neurofibromatosis (NF) research. The race is… Read More