Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the TEAM

On May 13 the "team" assembled for a luncheon in Boston hosted by Dola Stemberg, the "Project Angel". The cast of "characters" are (from left to right) Dola; Gail Ringel, VP Exhibits & Production of Boston Children's Museum which has agreed to host the YPI KIDS 2008: Project: Tommorw Exhibition starting in October; myself and Paula Rauch, Founder and Director, Marjorie E. Korff Parenting at Challenging Time (PACT) Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Aside from getting a handle on some of the things that we needed to do to complete the 2008 Project: Tomorrow, it provided an opportunity for all to meet and get to know one another beyond the electronic (e-mail) level.

The most exciting news came from Paula who indicated that almost all children had been selected and that they represented a broad cross section of the types of patients at PACT. Details concerning the First Class for the children and their parents on June 21 and the Opening of the Exhibition on October 7 were also reviewed.

I still find the whole project to be like some sort of a dream. I feel so fortunate to have the support and backing of these three special ladies but most of all I am thankful for having been given the opportunity to work with these amazing parents and their children.