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A peek inside volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse

  “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.   GiGi’s Playhouse is powered every day…

Two Life Changing Words | Down syndrome

Down syndrome. Two life-changing words. Two mysterious words that can bring on a myriad of emotions.   On August 19, 2004, Nathan Mark Hornbuckle came into this world. A quiet, beautiful soul with a deep almond-eyed gaze that melted hearts around him. Little did we know the impact he was here to make. When Nathan’s…

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Stronger Together | Rotary Club Chicago

I was thrilled to be invited to the first of 2018, Rotary Club Chicago meeting on January 9th. The Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others. Believe! My favorite word!! I…

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The most wonderful time of the year

I could not be more grateful for all I have in my life!  Franco Gianni and Romina Rose are home, all my kids under one roof!!  Besides trips to the movies to see Star Wars, making holiday treats and just enjoying much needed time with close friends & all there is so be grateful for this time of year we…

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The GiGi’s Impact | A Chance to Shine

One of our very favorite things at the National Playhouse is to learn about all of the lives being impacted by the GiGi’s mission. Everyday their ar3 35 (and growing) locations with an army of volunteers, participants, friends and families living out all that makes the GiGi’s family so amazing. Today we want to share…

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Miracles always show up…but OUCH!

I think it is safe to say that if you know me, you know I do nothing small…”go big” is generally how I want to live. I have kicked off December with a serious bang!     GiGi accidentally slammed the trunk on my face the other night! Paul blamed me for being distracted or as…