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Monday, May 12, 2014

In Susan's Voice -- FARE Chicago Luncheon 2014

Susan was asked to introduce Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic at this year's FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) Spring Luncheon on Friday, May 9.  My reserved child dug deep into herself and spoke with quiet conviction, moving me and many of the nearly 400 others in the room, to tears.

A number of people have asked me to post the video of Susan's remarks.  But first, special thanks to two of Susan's teachers -- Mr. Janzen and Mrs. Gutierrez, who took time out of their day on Thursday to help her prepare, to my dear friend Kristin Lerner who worked with Susan Thursday night and to my husband's childhood friend, Alan Dalinka, for recording Susan's remarks and for helping us get them into a shareable format.

I am thankful for the opportunity Susan had to speak, as she was warmly received and felt tremendous support.  Do you want to be a part of the cure?  Here's how. 

1 comment:

  1. Well done! Very informative and honest account. Thank you for sharing with all of us her journey. She's a beautiful, strong young woman. You must be so proud.