A Little Bit Goes a Long Way!

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Real Estate Agent with Westcott Group Real Estate Company

 

On December 11, 2009, at 8:16pm, Olivia Grace Armand passed away (10 days before her 5th birthday). Olivia had a very rare metabolic storage disorder called I-Cell.  When her mother, Trish (my good friend my high school), sent me the text letting me know that “Cookie” was gone, my heart sank.  We spoke on the phone while Trish was still in the room with Olivia.  Words cannot describe the sheer anguish that we both felt.  To make matters worse, Trish’s other child, an adorable little boy named Mikey, suffers from the same rare disorder that took his sister’s life.

 

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Jeanean Gendron
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Adam, I am so sorry for you and the family of this lovely little girl. I know they are thankful for what you are doing. These are the things we do to connect to "making a difference". Thank you.

Jan 22, 2010 02:00 AM #1
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Craig Rutman
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Nothing could be worse than losing a child. I could never imagine the pain "Cookie's" parents must be going through.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and them at this time of sadness.

May their grief be short and their memories be long.

Jan 22, 2010 07:30 AM #2
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
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Adam,

My deepest sympathies to you and the family.  I know as a mom, I would certainly be devastated if anything happened to either of my children. 

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Brigita

Jan 22, 2010 08:12 AM #3
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Raiza Schwartz
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I am sorry to hear about the loss; I have children, and my heart goes out to mothers that have lost their children.

I know this is off the topic, but I read your post on, "Nothing really matters."  I am a big fan of Linkin Park, and love their lyrics. I don't know what happened on AR, nor do I think it matters.  After reading your post, I feel that you were probably criticized for your honesty.  I grew up in the mid-west and things are VERY traditional.  Honesty in Arizona is considered rude, ha!  I feel that as a society, freedom of speech has been regulated (those to words should not be in the same sentence), and that we have to mind what we say, from "Happy Holidays," instead of Merry Christmas. 

As I stated before, you seem to be honest and sincere, if people have a problem with you on certain topics it's because they are the things they speak about (if that makes any sense).  Most likely that's why they get offended; they rather do it, preach it, or like it.

I think that you shouldnn't change whatever happened, or regret it, nor be bothered by it.  It shouldn't change what you've been doing.  Do what you have been doing, like you stated in the blog, it's not a faternity.  If you change because of what others dislike, it's like putting that shirt on. 

I commend you on a very well written post.  Take care, and I look forward to reading your other blogs in the future.

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I cannot imagine how a parent would feel loosing a child. Glad you got to spend to talk to her.
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