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Video: CareForce at the Variety Show

A short update on "How's Hanna?" followed by a video of members of CareForce on stage at the Polish Hill (our neighborhood) Variety Show.

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Departing Royalty

Guest writer Marc Rettig shares a piece he wrote for a writer's workshop, working with the well-stirred cocktail of grief and delight we are experiencing through these days with Hanna.

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Bright Green Box (via Short Reads)

Hanna published a short piece called "Bright Green Box" in the literary magazine Short Reads

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Singalong!

Photo gallery: an evening of singing together for Hanna's "May birthday" on the 17th.

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May 2024: Request for donations

New needs, and a new fundraising campaign.

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Seeking a compassionate caregiver

Here is a job description for a full-time caregiver for Hanna in Pittsburgh, starting as soon as you're available! Please pass this on to anyone you think might be right.

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February 2024: How’s Hanna?

An update on Hanna's health, finances, and experience. Life with a feeding tube, shoulder pain, and progressing symptoms, along with writing, baby chicks, and endless generosity of care.

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Birthday song: community magic

On Hanna's birthday, in the cold clear winter night, a group of people gathered under Hanna's balcony for a serenade.

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A dying girl goes to grad school

A letter Hanna wrote to fellow students and faculty at Carlow University, describing her condition and requesting their collaboration in her experience.

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Ireland, Beet Juice, Sea, Moon, Gratitude

Moments and stories from Hanna's time in Ireland, each an example of the dual bounties of loss and gratitude that come with ALS.

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