Welcome to Camp Erin’s Parent Blog and to The Moyer Foundation! I am happy to have the opportunity to facilitate discussions, share stories, provide valuable resources, and to be someone you can count on to help get you through some of life’s challenges.
Like many of you, I first learned about the Moyer Foundation and Camp Erin when I lost my spouse. My husband Jeff died of brain cancer in January 2010, leaving behind our children who were just 10 and 6 years old. We were fortunate at that time to have wonderful counselors who told us about the amazing work by the Moyer Foundation. Little did I know then just how much Camp Erin would make a difference in our lives!
In addition to heading up this blog, I am also a busy working mother. I am a business owner and Realtor, and an avid fundraiser and supporter for various cancer support & research organizations. Most recently, I had the honor of being nominated for the 2011 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. I also give back to my community through volunteer and sponsorship opportunities and have now been named a volunteer spokesperson for Penn Wissahickon Hospice. My story and my advice on related topics has been published in Philadelphia area newspapers, WHYY Radio and Hospice Newsletters.
My experiences and lessons learned since losing my husband and my childrens’ father has compelled me to do all I can to help others with their struggles. I also hope to give you a valuable tool to not only give advice, but to also lift each other up with positive stories, helpful tips and effective coping strategies. The topics and discussions you will see here will cover a broad spectrum and will not always be the “easy” ones. We are looking forward to talking about the real-life issues and difficulities we face in a safe, supporting environment.
So I’d like to thank you for visiting the Camp Erin Parents Page and hope to see you here often!