Guest Post-Great Aunt Beth


For all the occasions we have wished for time to speed up, like waiting for Santa to arrive, or to slow the clock down in order to enjoy a longer vacation, neither is within our control. The best any of us can do is exactly as Jason and Melanie are …

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November 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm



Hailey and the entire family had a great time camping on the weekend.  A special thanks to RV World for the amazing trailer for the weekend and Hardings Point Campground for hosting us.  Hailey and the rest of the family had a great time swimming, dancing and exploring the Kingston Peninsula …

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July 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Club Fred – T-Shirts

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We just want to thank Club Fred Graphics for all of the products and promotion that they have done for Hailey and our family.  They worked with Fredericton Minor Baseball and Jean MacLean (one of Hailey’s grandmothers) to produce Hats, T-Shirts, Bracelets and Banners that have helped to make people …

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July 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Is Spring Finally Here?

Hailey had a terrific evening outside tonight. We started out watching Chase having fun flying his new kite, but Hailey decided she wanted to have a turn. I’m sure the neighbors were quite entertained watching me run up and down the street pushing Hailey’s wheelchair while she held on to …

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April 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Good Night

To finish for tonight I want to share with you something that Hailey said when we were cuddling in bed tonight that meant so much to me.  She was settling into her bed for the night and she turned to me and said “today we learned about cold blooded animals …

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April 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Thank you

Hi, I am Melanie, Hailey’s mom.  It has taken me a while to be able to do this, but I have finally decided that I would like to start updating this site daily or every couple of days with a few notes about how Hailey is doing.  I know that …

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April 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm

City of Fredericton

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On the same day the Mayor of Toronto was forced to vacate his position, the Mayor of our City was presenting a street sign to our amazing daughter Hailey in order to fulfill a dream of hers.  The presentation yesterday during city council with developer Shawn Colpitts was symbolic of …

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November 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

Thank you

This is Hailey’s Dad, Jason.  I have been given this space to rant, vent, inform and just communicate with all of our amazing friends and family.  Since September 14, 2012, the day our lives changed forever, we have received a tremendous amount of support from old friends, family and new …

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November 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Welcome Hailey's Comet!

Bedtime with the new family

After a long 4 weeks, the new puppy has arrived at the Fitzgerald house! Here are a few photos from Comet’s first weekend with her new family.

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October 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Hailey's parents speak with Fredericton paper The Daily Gleaner


Laverne Stewart of the Daily Gleaner spoke to Hailey’s parents, Jason and Melanie, about Hailey’s condition and their initial reaction to hearing the news. Click through to read the article.

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October 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm