12/28/01
Hi, How are you?
I just want to say hello to you and to your Mom and also Joelle. It made me happy to know that you got to share a nice Christmas time with your family. Do you want to know why? Because one of the most valuable things in life is, to have family to share with  on days like those. God bless you and also your family. Tomorrow I won't see you because I am going to Fairfield with Flerida to see our friend Geno. But it doesn't mean that you are not on my heart.
  Love to you, Mom and Joelle  
See you
Jolie 


12/26/01
Hi Laura, Joanne and Joelle.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with all your family. We spent Christmas with all the children, there were 14 adults and 9 children under 6 years of age, you can imagine what that scene was like. Kaitlyn and Nicholas (my sister Jackie's son) being the oldest made out real good from Santa.
Michelle, Jennifer and I had a special prayer said for Laura at St. Cecilia's Church, we hope it was from our mouth's to god's ears. We will include all her friends in our special prayer.
I hope you all have a great New Year's Eve. (Laura and Joelle watch your Mother and that Champagne Bottle!!) I will be praying for miracles to happen in 2002.

Love you all
Aunt Nidia and Uncle Joe
New Jersey


12/23/01
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Laura!  God bless you!  Love 
Alison Birks (Nutritionist)


12/23/01
Laura-
I think you are such a brave young girl.  I Don't know if I could be so strong with all you have gone through!  I love ya, and don't worry everything will be okay.  I'm here if u need me.. ever, I hope u know that... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

*Lauren


12/23/01

Hi Laura!
     It's me, Cat. Sorry I haven't seen you in so long or e-mailed you. I've been wicked busy. I've had cheerleading practice after school from 2:30 to 4:30 and I also have practice over vacation. I made competition team and also gotten my first varsity letter. All this in my freshman year! I've also made  honor roll and I've heard you have too. Congratulations!
    We got some snow up here. E, my best friend who lives down there in Secret Lake, said that you guys didn't get much snow and that it's all melting. well, we got like six inches. My friend, Carlijah and I were betting on it being a snow day and it wasn't, so we were kinda mad. N e way school is awesome. I thought it would suck going to a private academy, but it's so cool. Friday, my english class took a trip to the theaters. We saw The Lord Of The Rings- The Fellowship Of The Ring. It was so cool. The movie was only like 3 hours long and i was like "dude this is so short", and my friend was like, "dude, that was three hours long!". Wow I'm fast. We went to see it cuz we were reading the book in english. It was so good, I started the Trilogy. It is so cool!!!! Plus this guy in the movie who plays Legolas, this elf, (they should make a drooling smily face) he is sooooo hot!!! hehehehehe, im so pathetic.
    This stupid keyboard stinks. Its all sticky and stuff. I like my computer. It isn't this dumb. :0D
So, hows the holidays? I'm gonna send you guys some stuff from my whole family and I'll try to stick a letter in with it. I still have to go shopping and get some people some stuff. I was gonna get them cd's. What do u listen to by the way? There's this band called Incubus. E got me to listen to them and it's awesome. It's kinda nerve racking at times, but I like it. It's alternative rock. I'm listening to them right now. I have a headache.... ow! that tells u something about them. hehe.
    Mom's got this cd playing too. It's called the Jingle Cats. Its Christmas carols with different pitched meows instead of words. It's funny as all heck.
    So nothing is really different with my life. I had a boyfriend but I dumped him. I got a date though! we're going skiing over new years weekend. It's gonna be fun. So what's up with you? write to me soon, pa weeeeez?! ok well, here's my Email: Brok1457@netscape.com  . I also have instant messenger. My screen name is the same: Brok1457. I'm usually on around 5 and 6. Except on Wednesdays. I have half days then and im on any where from 4:30 to 5:30. Well i gtg now. mom's getting annoying! j/k. have a happy holiday and have fun!
love always,
    Cat G... wazzup homey?
(hehehe im just being dumb again!  ;0D)


12/22/01
Dear Laura,  
Hi, I am Nikki's crazy tutor.  I just wanted to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a spectacular new year.  As you may know Nikki is my own personal hero, but I am sure you rank pretty close to her, but you do understand where my loyalty lies. Ha ha .  Anyhow, thanks for your support for Nikki and your prayers.  You and I both know that she and her family need that more than anything, especially now.  Thanks for spreading the word of Nikki.  Best of luck and continued success in your treatment.  God bless and keep you.  
All my love, 
Jennifer Brokaw

 
 

12/22/01
Hi Laura Dahlin!!!
We got home earlier from the Polar Express up here in God's country (check out what I wrote to Nikki).  So sorry we didn't touch base with you and your Mom and Joelle at Thanksgiving time.  I was surely tired!!  I had 3 US Marines at our dinner table - 14 of us all together.  I feel OLD!
Caught up with your web page and see you're doing good KID!  Our life here is very busy.  I have to schlep Cat to Fryeburg Academy every morning (I put 250 miles on my old truck every week!) but she has been on the honor roll since she started.  She has also joined the cheer leading squad and is busy with that.  Plus she's made a couple contacts with some 'hot guys' on the Polar express too.  She's really funny.  She's got a lot of homework but she's a good student.  Lia is in the 4th grade and doing well at school.  Amanda and Mike are working too.  Now I need to get busy!!
Our tree is up and I shudder each time the 2 kittens are loose - thanks to Amanda we are two more animals in number.  I'll never be able to downsize my vehicle from a Suburban to a smaller car - too many animals!!!  We had 6 inches of snow the other day and it's beautiful here.  No coyotes lately though.  Although we did have a moose lurking in the woods off the side of the tracks during the Polar Express.  Check out Nikki's site about that.  We have had so much fun this year.
Your website is awesome, Laura.  Even though I'm not on the Internet that often, I can keep up with what is going on with you and the family.  We admire your spirit and courage and also that of Nikki's.  You are God's gift of friendship to US and we are grateful because you young ladies show the true meaning of faith.  We love you.
We pray you continue to do well and if we do get the opportunity to get to CT over the Christmas holiday, we'll call and have an egg nog or 2 ... or 3.... or 4.....
Love to you all and a Merry Christmas.  We love you guys!!!!!!
Love,   Mrs. G... from the North   Country!!!!  hehehehehe 


12/15/01
HEY LAURA, HOPE ALL IS WELL THERE AND THAT YOU WILL BE HOME AGAIN SOON.  I KEEP TRYING TO REACH YOU BUT I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE THE MOST POPULAR TEEN AT CCMC.  I HOPE YOU ENJOYED DOMENIC'S RENDITION OF JINGLE BELLS ON FRIDAY AS WELL AS AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.  HE REALLY ENJOYS SINGING LATELY AND BREAKS INTO SONG OFTEN.  TODAY I WORKED THE KITCHEN AT A WRESTLING TOURNAMENT AT ANTHONY'S SCHOOL.  THERE WERE 9 SCHOOLS THERE OF WRESTLERS WHO WERE VERY HUNGRY AFTER THEIR EVENTS.  IT IS VERY INTERESTING TO WATCH THE MATCHES.  ANTHONY'S TEAM STARTS NEXT WEEK.  HE HAS REALLY GOTTEN INTO SHAPE AND IS VERY MOTIVATED.  TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY THAT IT ALMOST FELT LIKE WINTER HERE ALTHOUGH IT DID REACH 63 LATE IN THE DAY.  SANTA CLAUS CAME BY ON A FIRE TRUCK WHICH WAS FUN TO SEE. LOVE TO YOU, JOELLE AND MOM XXXOOO HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON - AUNT DONNA


12/14/01
Dear Laura
Just a note to say hello. Donna Squillaro sends  emails regularly to let us know how you are doing.  Please know that you have friends far and wide who wish you and your family well.  Hope your holidays area great!
Debbie


12/13/01
Laura, 
I'm a friend of the Squillaro's and have been monitoring your progress from afar and yes praying for your recovery.  There are many people who you have never even met who care and are pulling for you, I hope that brings you some comfort. 
Good luck with your test today!
 

Sandee Hutz 

12/10/01  

Laura,
    I was checking email and realized that I hadn't written back. How are you and your family?
    Mom and I bought our tree yesterday. Now all we need to do is figure out when to decorate it. Yesterday was the first day that it has actually felt like December.
    I'm working at three rinks right now and am having fun at all of them.
    Wishing you, Joelle, your mom a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
Sarah


12/7/01

Rules for Being Human

1. You will receive a body. You may not like it or hate it, but it is yours for this time around.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in an informal school called life. Each day you will have the opportunity to learn new lessons. You may like the lessons or you may think them irrelevant or stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.  Growth is a process of trail and error experimentation.
The 'failed' experiment is just as much a part of the process as the one that 'works'.

4. A lesson is repeated until learned.  A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it well, then you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end.  There is no part of life that does not
contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. 'There' is no better the 'Here'. When your 'there' has become a 'here' you will simply obtain another 'there' that will again look better than a 'here'.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something
about another person unless it reflects to something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you.  You have all the tools and
resources you need. What you
do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lay inside of you. The answers to life's questions are
inside you. All you need to do is look, listen & trust.

Anthony


11/29/01   

My name is Barbara Kosińska. I am a secretary of Catholic Association of Polish Physicians. My boss Rafał Michalik M.D. is a Secretary General of the organization. We live in Kraków, Poland. We pray for Laura all the time.

Please send us news about Laura's health.
Our fax number:  +48 12 422-53-38

God bless You and Laura.


11/29/01

Hi Laura....I received your web site information from the Catholic Chiropractor's Assoc.  I am new to being a chiropractor, but not new to praying and I will include you in my prayers for God to continue to give you courage, and surround you with the best health providers so your body can once again become as strong as you would like.  I firmly believe that God does have Angels at work...some are not seen, and others take the form of people that we meet on this Earth.  May all the forms of Angels be with you and bring you health and joy especially during this time of celebration of Jesus' birth.  
Bonnie Kay Grall DC   
Appleton, WI
(We  had our first snow fall last night and it clung to all the trees  this morning...it was awesome!)


11/27/01

Dear Laura,
I thank your mother, who has kept me informed about all your good news. God is certainly blessing you with His grace. You and your sister and mom have been in my heart and prayers every since this began for you.
I have visited you site a few times recently and finally figured out this
morning how to send a note. Sorry I am not so bright with computers.

Please give a big kiss to Joelle and your Mom for me. Your courage through all of this has show us all how to be a true hero and disciple of Christ.

God bless,

Karen

Karen Shields, MS, DC


11/27/01

Dear Laura,

My name is Trish Murphy and I live in Avon.   I have three daughters - grades 6, 4, and 2 (Pine Grove and AMS).

My reason for writing is to offer you some information about a women who recently was Canonized by the Pope.  Her name is Mother Aviat.  I do not know if you are Catholic, but in order to become a Saint, 3 miracles must be proven.  One of Mother Aviat's miracles occurred in the town where I grew up - Drexel Hill, PA.  There is a girl named Bernadette, who was cured of a life threatening back injury.  I was living in Drexel Hill at the time.  My husband's family still lives in this Parish (Saint Bernadette's).

I was just home for Thanksgiving, and there was an article about Mother Aviat's Canonization in the local paper - the Phila Inquirer.

I will send you an email version of the articles.  I will also be praying to Mother Aviat on your behalf.

Read the full story at the address below: http://inq.philly.com/content/inquirer/2001/
11/26/national/saint26.htm


God Bless you and your family.

Sincerely,
Trish Murphy


11/21/01

Hi Laura,
  You don't know me, but my name is Michelle Carey.  I'm from Glastonbury, CT.  I got your web page from Nikki's.  I swim with Nikki at LEHY in EH.........I'm sorry to hear that you are not well.  You and Nikki are very courageous girls!!!  You and Nikki will both be in my prayers!
Michelle Carey <3


11/21/01

Hi,
  I got this website from Nikki's!  I hope you are getting well, you have so much courage, and I look up to you and Nikki so much....you will also be in my prayers.
Michelle Carey
-Glastonbury, CT


11/21/01

Laura -
Just wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Happy you could join us the other evening for Mr. AHS . . . even though Price was clearly robbed of the victory!  Oh well, keeps him modest.

Have a safe trip and we'll see you next week.

The Ketchiffs


11/20/01

Hey my name is Shannon and I go to Dr Santiago for my back and he was telling me about you and we have a lot in common so he gave me your email! I love music and NSync too!! I'm 14 how old are you...I think he said 14 but I'm not really sure?? So write me back ! it would be cool to talk to you! kk g/g ttyl!
<3Shan


11/17/01

Hi Laura,

Thanks for letting me come over and play with you, Aunt Joann, Jello and Coco-Puff.  I had a great time with you all.  
Love, Domenic xxx000  
PS  You baby-proofed too well! 


11/15/01

Laura -
You do not know me, but I am a patient of your mother's.
She is an incredibly lady, and if you have some of her traits, you must be amazing.
I read your last journal entry, and I would like to purchase a few pairs of earrings.
They would make great Christmas presents, and I would love to help in your fight.
The best way for someone to get in touch with me about the earrings is to email to this address (cedge@cerc.com).
God bless -
Chris Edge


11/13/01

Hey Laura. 
Thank you so much for the birthday presents!! I love the bracelet and the bell, although my mom and sister don't feel the same way about the bell when I start ringing for them!! lol...so, I hope I see you again soon because i still have your birthday present for you, and we have to go to the Goodspeed as soon as we are both feeling up to it. my MRI is also on Thursday (up in Boston) so i will be thinking about you when I'm lying in that awful little tube. all my love,
Nikki


11/5/01

Hey Laura,   What a great honor to be recognized by the high school and have the football game dedicated to you.  You are blessed with so many wonderful friends that are standing by you sharing their love.  Truth is they are just as blessed in having a friend that is so loving and caring as you. And I am the most proud.............I'm your God Father!!  
Luv ya,
  Uncle Phil 
(mom's favorite!!!)


11/1/01
Prayers for Laura ----
Dear Dr Karen,
I am arranging a Mass  (Fr George Alunkel India)
For  daughter of Dr  Joanne Santiago
St Catherine  St Maria Goretti St Ann St Joseph pray for us
Br Goretti