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What Naya Taught Me - By Zak Summy
What Naya Taught Me - By Zak Summy
Zak - Naya’s brother - turns 18 today. He’s a Valentine’s baby. He wrote about Naya in one of his college essays, and gave...
We Can Be Better For They Existed
We Can Be Better For They Existed
"And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vib...
A Mother’s Day Gift To Me
A Mother’s Day Gift To Me
When asked if I would write something about Jake for the Mother’s Day column, I viewed it as gift to me for this Mother’s Day. W...
Who You'd Be Today
Who You'd Be Today
The month of October is a heavy emotional month for me. Naya was getting sicker by the day, and then one day, we were counting the days, the...
Nobody Said Motherhood Would Be So Painful - And Beautiful
Nobody Said Motherhood Would Be So Painful - And Beautiful
I never thought I'd be a mom. My parents emphasized career over motherhood, and I wasn't one of those kids who experienced touching...
The Story Of Our New Name & Naya's Vision
The Story Of Our New Name & Naya's Vision
Names have a lot of meaning. Names have a story, a history, a personality. Names can even represent a purpose, or a dream.    Ou...
Crushed By Congress
Crushed By Congress
In May, I joined 200+ other advocates to urge Congress to pass the STAR Act - an important piece of legislation that advances research and t...
Grateful.
Grateful.
I am in awe of the moon and space. Space represents something so much bigger than me. I wonder at the moon every night and think about what&...
Year 2
Year 2
It's been two years since Naya passed. I can only hope she's at peace and with my mom. I hope she doesn't know our pain. I hope...
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