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Normal Moments, Inc. is devoted to supporting parents with critically ill children in the home, in the hospital, and via web resources so that they can spend as much time as possible sharing the most normal moments possible with their children. We

We are in a Social Entrepreneurship class at North Central College and we were asked to come up with a plan to raise money for a charity of our choice.  After much deliberation we decided on Normal Moments.  Normal Moments is based out of Naperville, Il and provides support for parents of children with critical illnesses, so they are able to spend as much time as possible sharing 'normal moments' with their child.  We believe this is important because every parent and child deserves to enjoy time to live as normal a life as possible. 

The following is a message from the founder of Normal Moments:

My daughter, Melissa, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, the day before the beginning of her sophmore year of high school. We battled valiantly through chemotheraphy, septic shock, many surgeries, radiation, and the side affects of it all. Without my dear friend, David, who stepped in to care for the dogs, plants, and house during extended hospital stays both locally and out-of-town, I never would have survived. Sometimes, when we had to be at the hospital on a cold winter morning, I discovered that my neighbor had gotten up early and shoveled my drive way. On those special days, I had some extra time to share with my daughter and one less cause for exhaustion. When Melissa stopped eating everything but sushi, friends and family created the "Sushi Fund" at her favorite restaurant so that I didn't go broke feeding her. And when no one else really understood what it is like to sit by your child's side while her body struggles to survive, Sheryl was there to reminisce about her similar experience and I knew I was not alone.

Everyone deserves this kind of support and before she died, I promised my daughter that I would help make sure everyone has the opportunity.

Normal Moments is here to help.

Patricia Fragen
President & Founder

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