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Archive for September, 2008

The Dedication.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on September 30, 2008

Went really well.  We had a great time and the turn out was good.  It was so nice to meet Kellie, Brad and Lucy.  And it was awesome to see Russell and April again.  And her parents Debbie and Roy.  There was tons of good food and the best cupcakes in the world!  I think they were the hit of the party!  I’ve used The Cupcake Shppe Bakery before and once again we were not disappointed.  YUMMY!  Below is a picture I took from Kellie’s blog because I haven’t downloaded mine yet.

Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts.  We are so blessed by the foundation and what it is doing for CDH families.  I am constantly amazed at the support we have and the countless emails I receive daily from families affected by CDH.  We will never stop supporting CDH families and with each year we’ll get closer to finding a cause and one day a cure. 

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Parker’s House Dedication.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on September 26, 2008

Please pray for us tomorrow as we celebrate and remember all CDH babies.  We are looking forward to tomorrow and cannot wait to share the event with so many family and friends.   We are very proud of all we have accomplished with the foundation and Parker’s House. 

Tomorrow is a very special day.

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Another CDH Angel.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on September 17, 2008

This is becoming too frequent and it inspires and drives me even more to make a difference in CDH.  I am saddened to post that another baby has lost their life to CDH. 

Kaden Morrow passed away in his parents arms yesterday morning.  Please pray for this family as they head on a different journey of CDH.  Our thoughts and prayers are with this family today and every day!

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1st Annual Texas “Round for Hope” Golf Tournament

Posted by Jessica Singletary on September 17, 2008

The Parker Reese Foundation is hosting it’s first ever charity golf tournament.   We are very excited about this event!  For those who want more information please email Catherine at or check out the website at  There is still room for more players and teams.  Volunteers are needed as well!  We look forward to seeing you there!  All proceeds go to CDH families, research and awareness.

 Olympia Hills Golf and Conference Center
Universal City, Texas

Friday, October 24, 2008

11:00am Registration Begins

1:00pm Shot Gun Start

Silent Auction, Dinner and Awards Ceremony to Follow


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Arrangements Are Made For Elli.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on September 11, 2008

Elliott “Elli” Reed
September 8, 2008

After her 20 day fight against Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Elli earned her angel wings in the early morning hours of Monday September 9, 2008. Her strength and fight amazed all those who followed her difficult journey and she has been an inspiration to her family and friends.

Elli is survived by her parents, Brian Emmett and Cassi Erin Reed. Paternal grandparents, David and Shirley Reed. Maternal grandparents, Aaron and Teri Vorthmann. Paternal great-grandparents, Emmett and Phebe Reed and Dale and Darlene Florea. Maternal great-grandparents Dorsey and Patty Pope. Aunts and uncles include: Charles and Heather Linhart, Nathan Reed, Corey and Annie Vorthmann and Staci Vorthmann. Elli is also survived by many extended family members and countless friends.
Elli is proceeded in death by maternal great-grandparents Alfred and Bonny Vorthmann and paternal great-great-aunt and uncle Doyle and Arcile Payton. We are certain that they were all there welcoming Elli into their arms as she joined them in heaven.

We will be celebrating the life and journey of Elli with a visitation which will be held at Price Funeral Home in Maryville Mo on Friday September 12, 2008 from 6-8 pm. Elli will be laid to rest at a graveside service to be held in Treynor Ia at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made in Memorial of Elli or to The Ronald McDonald House in memory of Elli.

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We’ll Miss You.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on September 8, 2008

Baby Elliott Reed passed away this morning in her mommy’s arms.  She lived 20 wonderful days and we are so sadden by her passing. 

Brian and Cassi – we are praying for your family.

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