Sunday, December 30, 2007

Check This Out

Go to and go to photo gallery. You will see me there.
That is so cool. Meghan

Proud of my mom.

CHaD News
CHaD Gets a Christmas Visit from Wal-MartWal-Mart has a long standing relationship with the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth starting back in 2000 when one of their Associates, Sue Richardson, whose daughter, Meghan, was suffering from cystic fibrosis, encouraged her store Manager, District Manager and eventually the VP for the Northeast Region to support New Hampshire's children's hospital, CHaD. Over the past 8 years, the stores in the two states have raised over $1,900,000 for CHaD.

What a great year!!!!

Her Favorite Designer..Paulie

Hi All

Wow what a year 2207 has been. Meghan has had good health. She got to spend a week with her favorite people ..The crew from Extreme Home Makeover. I think this was her favorite point of the year.

Meghan is also a Wish Ambassador for the Make A Wish Foundation of NH. She had alot of fun being the guest speaker at many events around the state. I also became a Wish Granter for them and Meghan and I were honored to grant our first wish to a young man of Nashua what fun that was seeing the smiles.

Meghan's health is great right now. Her lung function is in the 95% range which is better than most adults. She is learning alot about her diabeties. She also got braces. Not her favorite part of last year. Our goal now is to put some weight on her.

This coming year is already getting busy. Meghan is going to West Palm Beach Veterans Day Weekend to be the Media Host for a golf tourney to raise funds for injured veterans. She is very excited about this because Paulie may be going with us and she LOVES to help veterans because her papa and uncle are Vets.

We also have a few other things up our sleeve but can't tell you right now so keep checking in.

This is Katie. She is the most outstanding Childlife Specialist ever.
We are sad to say she is leaving Dartmouth. She has made a major difference in Meghan's life. We will miss her so much. But
we are glad to say she is moving home to be closer to her family.
She will be in charge of a Pedi floor in Wisconsin. They are lucky kids to have her coming there.
WE LOVE YOU KATIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We want to thank Wal-Mart for raising a record breaking $412,ooo for CHaD. Next year they will break the $2 million mark. WOW what lives you have changed for the better.
Well we hope this finds you all well. We wish you the best in 2008.
The Richardson's

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Come see Meghan and I in the Nutcracker
Dec 14th 7pm, Dec 15th 2 & 7pm, Dec 16th 2pm
at the Amato Family Performing Arts Center
located at the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club
in Milford, NH. Tickets are available at the door or by calling
the boys and girls club. $12 adult $10 Child

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Special Friend

Last night at 9:30pm my friend Paige passed away. Yes I am sad
but I know she is home with Jesus now. She touched my life and I will
always have her in my heart. Every time I go to CHaD I will continue
as she and I did to make people smile, give the nurses a hard time, and
go down to visit the moose on the wall. Every time I play dance dance
revolution I know Paige will be right there beside me playing it.

I love you Paige

Love Meghan

Saturday, November 10, 2007

This is Meghan's friend Paige. We learned last night that her
battle with cancer is not going well. So Meghan wanted me to
post this on her site to honor Paige. Paige and Meghan are like
in the fact that they are both very strong in their will. They both
love to help others and share things. They both know the pains of
being sick. Meghan wants everyone to know how special Paige is.
Meghan met Paige in April at CHaD. Meghan wasn't having a
good day one day and Paige came up to her and gave her a hug.
No words were needed just seeing the hug and the look Paige gave her
was all Meghan needed. It was priceless. That is the kind of person
Paige is. So from that moment on they were friends. Meghan taught
Paige how to do dance dance revolution. Lots of smiles were made.
So we have tears but we have LOTS of smiles.

Meghan also wants me to put in that this year's "Come Together Show" that her dance

studio puts on to raise funds for CHaD ( Children's Hospital at Dartmouth) will be in honor

of Paige and proceeds will go to the CHaD Pad.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Paul DiMeo of Extreme Home Makeover made Meghan's dream come true.
She spent the last week with the cast and crew of the show working on a house in
Manchester NH. By the pictures you can tell the fun she had. I would like to tell you
that the cast and crew are wonderful, caring, hard working, loving people. They go out
of their way to meet and greet fans. They work hard for the family of the house they are
doing over. BUT Paul took Meghan under his wing. She worked on projects all day for two days with him, had lunch, toured the house, signed autographs, and just had a grand time with Paul. I just don't know how to or where to begin to tell you what a week she had. I just don't
have the words. INCREDIBLE, OUTSTANDING, AWESOME, POWERFUL, FANTASTIC, OUT OF THIS WORLD. That is how Meghan describes it.

Meghan with Tanya the designer.
Meghan and Tayea with Johnny

Meghan working with Paul

Interviewing with WMUR

Autographing Johnny's pants

Consulting with Paul

Helping make projects

Meghan and Ty

Meghan on THE BUS

Meghan and Paulie getting ready for the cheer.

Meghan with the designers and builders.

Meghan at the Monarchs game with Max and the designers

Meghan and her BEST BUD Paulie

Meghan with Ty, Paulie, and Rachel

Monday, October 22, 2007

Extreme Home Makeover Day 4

The start of building the house.

The house process.

Maureen and Megz chatting

Meghan with Tanya a designer.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Extreme Home Makeover

More Pictures of Extreme Home Makeover

Rodney Atkins

Marching of builders

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Extreme Home Makeover in NH

Do you know any of these people? Yes it is EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER. They are in Manchester. Meghan got to go down and meet some of them today. She is going back on Monday to paint with them. Plus meet Ty Pennington. She got to go on the motorhome where they watch the video as they go to the house. She sat in Ty's seat and it was awesome she says.

More pics to come. So keep watching. Sue

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fundraising for Dance

Hi Everyone

I am fundarasing for dance. I want to go to Vegas this summer for a Ballet Seminar. I have to compete in March then I will go in July to the Nationals and the seminar. I may win a scholarship for the seminar but it still costs alot to go there. So my team and I are rasing money. We have some fundraisers going. We have a 50/50 raffle going and the winner will receive a min. of $500 at the end of November. Also starting Nov.1st we will have tupperware that you buy online and a % comes to me at the dance studio. If you just want to give a small donation you can send it to Success Dance, 416 J DW Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054. Make check payable to SDPAC with a note for Meghan R. ballet seminar.

Right now I dance 5 nights a week. m,t,w,th, sa. I take 3 ballet classes, 1 adv. tap, and 1 lyrical.
Plus rehersal for the Nutcracker.

If you would like to see the Nutcracker it is Dec 14 7pm, Dec 15th 2 & 7pm, Dec 16 2pm. It is held at the Amato Family Performing Arts Center in Milford NH. My mom and I are both in it.
We are actually on stage at the same time for one of the dances. It is a very good show and tickets are only $15.

Well off to bed now. Thank you Meghan

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Meghan and Daddy did a motorcycle ride for CHaD today.
It was great. Stray Dog band played, the Meat House fed us,
and lots of bikes rode. We had fun and raised alot of money for CHaD.
The ride was put together by Wal-Mart.