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Dear Friends,

For a parent, there are few things more alarming than hearing your child’s cry of pain in the middle of the night. Janeen and Matt Pietraszkiewicz had just such a night several years ago when their then six-year-old daughter Kalei, woke up screaming from piercing pain in her ankle. That isolated pain expanded to baffling episodes of intense pain throughout her body.

Their daughter’s agonizing cry sliced through the silence of the night like a razor. Matt and Janeen Pietraszkiewicz were jolted awake. “It was two o’clock in the morning and it was a pitch that rattled my ears,” says Janeen. “I went into Kalei’s room and she grabbed her ankle, and was rocking back and forth. Sweat was coming down her face.”

As Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania 2019, Danielle DeAngelis of Jim Thorpe, has discovered a fulfilling new direction in life.

Ever since she was a little girl, Ingrid Griffith liked to sketch bridal gowns, drifting wherever her imagination took her. In 1981, that passion led Ingrid to open a bridal salon with her mother. By then, Ingrid had graduated from drawing gowns to designing them. Each gown was an original work of art.

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops –at all - Emily Dickinson
By the Rev. Corrine Dautrich

The 25th Annual Conrad W. Sporting Clays delivered the usual cool weather participants have come to expect, but the camaraderie remained as warm as ever among the 158 shooters and sponsors who raised $68,000 for the Long-Term Community Access Fund.

June B. Nestor

June Nestor lived life on her terms. Always dress beautifully, leave the resident ball after dinner and whenever possible, eat dessert first. A resident of the Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center for 44 years, June passed away at age 70 after a brief illness on February 23.