Monday, December 15, 2008


YAHOO!!!!!!!!!! Our power is back on. 5 days without power is a major challenge for Meghan.

Especially needing nebulizers, overnight feeds, and TV.

Thank goodness for a generator. We had our pellet stove, fridge, tv, and nebs hooked up to it.

Plus we had some friends come and stay with us as they had nothing. So all in all it was ok.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Meghan wants to help other kids.


Meghan wants to help other kids. She wants to make either a scarf, a blanket, or a pillow. So if you know of anyone that is getting rid of fabrics, yarns, pillow stuffings have them send them our way. She thought of this because when she has been in the hospital she has been given hand made blankets and they helped calm her so much and now she wants to give too.

Thanks for your time.

Monday, December 1, 2008

12/01/08 Clinic Visit

Meghan had CF clinic today and her lung functions are

97% with a FEV1 1.90

This is the Best they have ever been.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

NH Make A Wish


If anyone is looking for tax deductions how about making a donation to
the NH Make A Wish foundation. You can call them at 603-623-9474.
You can go to the web site by searching NH Make a Wish.

They have make a tremendous difference in Meghan's Life.

Thanks Sue

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Exciting News

This is very exciting news for us. A pill that puts CF

into a remission is coming. Yes it is.
Sue and Meghan

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cheetah Girls Concert

Meghan and her cousin Tyler got to meet the Cheetah Girls today.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CHaD Commercial Shoot

Meghan at the TV Commercial Shoot for Children's Hospital at Dartmouth .

Make-Up, Warm ups for the actors, waiting for the director.

Some Headshot samples.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

CF Clinic Visit


Lung Functions 92% and weight is up too.

This is great news. Meghan is very happy. She has been working really hard to get her weight up and with the lung functions back in the 90's it makes life alot easier. I am sure she will get more colds and we know there may be another visit to hotel CHaD this season but we also know it really helps. So Thank YOU CHaD. YOU ROCK. I just can't say enough about the nurses there. There are four that really made and still make a difference in Meghan. Becky, Megan, Jess, and Michael. Too bad two of them are traveling nurses. CHaD if you are listening you really need to do whatever it takes to keep them here. They are tremendous with all kids.


Jessica ,Becky, Melissa

Becky Boss


Monday, October 27, 2008

NH Baseball Dinner

The NH Baseball Dinner will be Nov 22 at the Armory in Manchester NH. You can get more info by going to the NH Fisher Cats web site. This is a fundrasier for CHaD.

This year there will be a video showed and Meghan is the Star. She will be telling what it is like to be a patient at CHaD. She interviews kids and Nurses. So come check it out. Also be watching for a tv commercial about CHaD with Meghan in it.

That's all for now.


Yes we are home now and back to the routine. Meghan is feeling better. She went to school today....Yippeeeee. I went back to We are still getting back into the routine of not being spoiled every second with all the attention as she gets at CHaD. Maybe I can borrow a couple of nurses. That is all for now.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ha Ha Mom is going to love this once she sees I have put it on here.

I figured out how to get the videos up on my blog. Here is me tapping in NYC. I am in the jeans on the right of the screen

Finally I got the video of my nurse pulling the firetruck I love it. 50 feet in 51 seconds. Leave me a comment to tell me what you think.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Meghan receives a special award.

This evening Meghan was presented with an award from Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). It goes as follows.....

In recognition of your outstanding support of CHaD's commitment to providing outstanding, compassuibate care fir tge region's children and their families, this certificate is presented to:
Meghan Richardson

She is very excited about it. They gave it to her because she is always willing to go anywhere at anytime and talk about the outstanding care she receives here at CHaD. This week while being and inpatient here she did a video that will be played at the NH Baseball Dinner on Nov. 22 and she spoke at a freinds of CHaD Board meeting.

I am proud of her.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My nurse Becky Boss Rocks. Check this out.

I got to get a 4 hr pass today to go see my nurse Becky Boss compete in a STRONG WOMEN competition. SHE CAME IN 3RD. My favorite event was when she pulled the firetruck 50 feet in 51 seconds. It was so AWESOME. I AM VERY VERY PROUD OF HER. You rock Becky "The Champ" Boss

Monday, October 13, 2008

Miss NH Outstanding Teen Visits Meghan in the hospital.

Guess what? This is my friend Megan Lyman. She is Miss NH Outstanding Teen and she came
all the way up to visit me today. It was fun to see her. She knows what it is like to be here.
Thanks Megan for visiting me.
Love Meghan.
By the way I am doing a little better I will find out in two days if my lungs function is better.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Oct CHaD Vist.

My nurse Megan. She hasn't beat me in Yatzee yet!!!

Playing Yahtzee with Nurse Megan and Adam

Ha Ha they will never find me now to give me my meds.

Who is this new nurse?

Meghan on "Happy Medicine"

They said it was a little dog visiting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hotel CHaD


The queen in spending two weeks here at "Hotel CHaD" aka Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. She is getting IV meds and some physical and respiratory therapy. Hopefully we won't be here in Feburary but I am not holding my breath. Well that is all for now. Just and FYI

Monday, September 29, 2008


The Mount Washington "Make A Wish" Boat Ride. This is now an annual event sponsored by LandMark and Delta Dental. Awesome fun fulled event for the Wish Kids.

Above are the Smiths with Meghan they had donated to the NH Make A Wish Foundation for the past 15 years. They are super nice loving and caring people that have helped numerous kids. Plus they are good dancers.
Next you have Maureen Cronin MAW Executive Board member and faboulous Wish Granter.
Last but not least in this row is Sarah. Listen to this. She is a Wish Kid, (obviously older now), Wish Granter, and Wish Donor. What do you think of that plus cancer survivor. Now that rocks.

Above..I told you she was a good dancer. This is Mrs. Smith and I dancing. Then there is my new friend Winnie. Guess who got me this?

Then there were the good old games where you can win prizes from The Dew Crew. What is that well do some research.

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!! A pirate. It is Captian Jack Sparrow. I almost got
his treasure chest.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Cheetah Girls are coming to NH

Guess What?!!!!!

The Cheetah Girls are coming to NH in November. I am going to go see them. I am sooooooo
excited. I will take pictures.

Today we attended a Celebration of Life for Sammy Rotman

Today we had the honor of attending the Celebration of Life for our friend Sammy. It was held at the Capital Center for the Arts which holds @1300 people. 1000 seats were filled. This just shows you what and outstanding young lady she was and how she touched so many lives. The theme of the day.








There wasn't a person there that didn't say Sammy taught us all this. No matter who you talked

to Sammy touched them and made their/our life a better place.

Thanks Sammy and with the loving memories we have you will continue this everyday.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Nutcracker performance at The Amato Family Performing Arts Center in Milford NH
Dec. 12 7pm, Dec 13 2 & 7pm, Dec 14 2pm. Meghan is once again in it. I however have retired
from the role of Mother Ginger. Yahooooooo. But you must come see who is playing that role.
It will be worth every penny. For details or tickets call the Soughegan Boys and Girls Club in Milford NH.


WAL-MART donates $430,000 to

Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.

This puts them at $2.5 million in 8 years.

Meghan was a guest of the tournament as she is every year as she and I

started it 8 years ago.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

In memory of my friend Sammy

Meghan just found out that her friend Sammy Rotman passed away this week. She met Sammy at CHaD (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth) and they instantly became friends as they are both Diva's. I will post more later. You can check out to learn more.

This is the second friend Meghan has lost to cancer. She is having a hard time with it but knows they both are in a good place now and that they both taught us to smile and live life to the fullest.

Don't let the yukky things in life get you down. Look for the positive.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Yeah School has started. Meghan is in the 6th grade at James Matricola Upper Elementary. So far she likes it. We will see when the homework really starts to come home. That is all for now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Check This Out.

This is my friends web site. Please check it out and pray for her as her cancer is back. She is tough and I know she will work hard at it. Thank you Meghan

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dennis Walters..a friend of Meghan's

Dennis Walters to Receive PGA Distinguished Service Award
PGA Honorary Member Dennis Walters of Jupiter, Fla., whose dream of a PGA Tour career ended after a paralyzing accident in 1974, only to become one of golf's most popular and best-traveled trick-shot entertainers, has been named the recipient of the 2008 PGA Distinguished Service Award.
Walters, 58, will be honored in a ceremony in conjunction with the 90th PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich. The award presentation will be conducted August 6, at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Max M. Fisher Music Center. The PGA Distinguished Service Award is the association's highest annual honor.
"Dennis Walters' courage and determination to rebound from a life-changing tragedy is one of the remarkable success stories in sports," said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb. "When told that he would never be able to return to the game, Dennis took that as a personal challenge.
"For the past 34 years, Dennis has demonstrated to thousands across the country that you must never abandon your dreams. The PGA of America is proud to bestow the PGA Distinguished Service Award on Dennis Walters, a man who remains one of our generation's great ambassadors of the game."
Elected to PGA Honorary Membership in 1992, Walters has taken the Dennis Walters Golf Show to 49 states, covering more than 2½ million miles and performing more than 2,600 programs for audiences of all ages.
"I am extremely humbled by this award, the significance being that it comes from my peers in golf," said Walters. "It is the highest recognition that you may receive. I feel that one of my responsibilities is to grow the game of golf. I enjoy introducing golf to youngsters, encouraging them to continue and never give up their dreams. They are the future of golf."
Born in Neptune, N.J., Walters enjoyed a stellar amateur golf career, which included sweeping three state championships in 1967 - the New Jersey State Junior, State Caddie Championship and the State Public Links Junior Championship. He's still the only player to accomplish that feat.
He attended the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University) on a golf scholarship and would compete against such future PGA Tour stars as Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Bruce Lietzke and Andy North. Walters graduated in 1971 and turned professional. He did not advance through Tour Qualifying School in the fall of 1972 and worked to hone his skills on the South African Tour.
On July 21, 1974, at Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham, N.J., while attempting to meet friends on the course, Walters was thrown from a golf cart and suffered severe spinal cord damage. The accident left him a paraplegic.
After his release from a hospital and ensuing months of therapy, Walters began practicing hitting golf balls from a wheelchair. With the help of his father, a swivel seat was mounted on a golf cart with a seat belt. He began to develop his talents in trick shots, having watched films of legendary Joe Kirkwood and attending an exhibition by Paul Hahn Jr. In 1977 Walters gave a performance at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. That performance ignited Walters' newfound career, generating countless contacts within the golf industry. As he developed his stage repertoire and polished a message of hope, Walters also added a pet co-star for his traveling show. His third trusty sidekick, nicknamed Benji Hogan, was rescued by Walters from the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter in 1996, and soon became a major attraction. Benji would bark answers to mathematical and sports trivia questions, and the terrier mix became the darling of past presidents, Hollywood stars and athletes - once defeating Tiger Woods in a foot race. On May 1 Benji Hogan passed away due to cancer. Despite the recent loss of his longtime companion, Walters continues his busy schedule, averaging some 90 exhibitions a year at corporate outings, charity fundraisers and golf events. The winner of the 1978 Ben Hogan Award by the Golf Writers Association of America, Walters' life story was recounted in 2002, while teaming with golf writer James Achenbach for a book, "In My Dreams I Walk with You." "I think if there is an obstacle in your path," Walters wrote, "you have to find a way to either go over it, around it, or cope with it. That's what life is all about. In my case, the medicine was golf." One of the chief motivating factors for Walters, he said, was listening to a doctor tell him in 1974 that he would never play golf again. Walters said losing the ability to walk made him cry, but someone telling him he would never play golf again made him mad. In February 1975, some 6½ months after being told the news of his condition, Walters returned to the hospital parking lot, called for his doctor and other patients to watch, and drove a golf ball smoothly off into the distance. "I would never tell anyone that they couldn't do anything. I think that's foolish," said Walters. "The easiest thing to do is to give up, to pack it in. It's not easy to continue, but you have to have a real drive, the passion from within to be able to persevere. "On your way to success there's going to be a lot of bumps in the road. If you want to do it, you have to figure out a way. In my case, I was encouraged a lot by my family - my mom, my dad and my sister. That's what helped me. But, in the end, you've got to want to do it. "I've done over 2,600 golf shows and I've never gone out and half-hearted one of them. I'm trying hard on every shot," said Walters. "I know that I don't have a cure for cancer here, but I feel that I have a message that is relatively important to say. People understand that and they take to heart what I tell them. I have met people who saw my show 30 years ago and said that they remember what I said and that makes me feel good. It makes me feel that I have the opportunity and the capacity to give them encouragement and tell them how great the game of golf is." The PGA Distinguished Service Award, inaugurated in 1988, honors outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf. The honorees include: 1988 Herb Graffis1989 Bob Hope 1990 No recipient 1991 Gerald Ford 1992 Gene Sarazen 1993 Byron Nelson 1994 Arnold Palmer 1995 Patty Berg 1996 Frank Chirkinian 1997 George H.W. Bush 1998 Paul Runyan1999 Bill Dickey2000 Jack Nicklaus2001 Mark McCormack2002 Tim Finchem2003 Vince Gill2004 Pete Dye2005 Wally Uihlein2006 Fred Ridley2007 Jack Burke Jr. 2008 Dennis Walters

This is my friend Dennis. I have made the good message bigger so you can hear it. I did and it helps.

Thanks Meghan

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fundraising for Make A Wish of NH

Meghan had the pleasure of raising money for Make A Wish
of NH this weekend. Last night she was at the NH Fishercats game with
the League of NH Credit Unions. The employess of the credit unions worked the concession stands and sold 50/50 raffle tickets.
Today we were at a "Show and Shine" event
which featured @600 classic cars from all over the nation. She helped ask for
donations as people walked in. Plus she got to go look at every car and select
her favorite car to receive an award. Todays event raised @$18,000. That is
two wishes granted to some sick kids.