Normal Moments for Families of Critically Ill Children

The Casten family is like any other family: juggling three kids, running a household, and attempting to cross items off their to-do list. Unlike other families, however, their two-year-old daughter Ella has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a progressive neuromuscular disease that causes weakness and degeneration of muscles. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine,…


Lyrical Interludes for Normal Moments

When Trumpeter Michael Brozick (Chicago), Harpist Nichole Luchs (Plano), and Oboist Margie Arito (LaGrange Park) decided they wanted to pool their amazing musical talents, they wanted to do more than just entertain themselves and community. They wanted to use their musical gifts to give an additional gift, so they chose to create “Lyrical Interludes”, a…


Patricia Fragen: Normal Moments

Patricia Fragen is the winner of the online People’s Choice Award contest! Nearly 10,000 Dreamers voted for the honoree they found most inspiring. Read her story, then share your comments below. Patricia Fragen’s daughter, Melissa, ended her battle with cancer on April 1, 2007, three months before her 17th birthday. “When discussing all the reasons…


Tricia to appear on Windy City Live

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012, 9-10am

Executive Director Patricia Fragen will be accepting the WCL Celebrity Charity Auction donation money on behalf of Normal Moments. Tune in to ABC Chicago Channel 7 and watch!

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