Author Archive | Alison Gehred

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This September, Go Gold for Kids with Cancer!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. (American Childhood Cancer Association) While amazing strides have been made in research and survivorship, there is still much work to be done. The survival […]

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I Chose a Unique Name For My Son and People Have Opinions

My son’s name is Rhys (pronounced Reese). I got the name while I was reading Sharon Kay Penman’s “Welsh Princes” series. Those books are fantastic historical fiction but absolutely devastating. My mother’s grandmother was named Gladys and my Mom’s family is very English/Welsh/Cornish. Many people think it’s a “new” name like something a celebrity would […]

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