Mom’s Special Traditions

This family of 9 children each shared a special connection with their mother, who died of hepatocellular carcinoma in 2005. All of the children remember their mother’s enthusiasm for baking...
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Rebekah – The Angel Garden

Before Rebekah’s mother died of breast cancer, they decided together that Rebekah would plant flowers every year in her mother’s memory. Rebekah and her mother loved to plant, and they...
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Brianna – Remembering the Little Things

Brianna’s mother died from cancer when she was 8 years old. Brianna decided that the perfect way to remember and honor her mom was to choose a tradition about the...
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Emily and Alexis – Hershey Park and the Nutcracker

Emily and Alexis lost their mother to Breast Cancer in 2003. Alexis chose to see the Nutcracker in Philadelphia as her tradition. Her mom and dad had begun going before...
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Daniel and Joseph – A Few of Mom’s Favorite Things

Andrew - Banana Bread
Daniel and Joseph’s mother died of cancer in 2003. Joseph wanted to keep his mother’s memory alive by visiting the zoo and the Academy of Natural Sciences in the spring...
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Andrew – Banana Bread

Andrew and his older brother, Gregory, have very fond memories of cooking with their beloved mother and older brother, both of whom were killed in a family car accident in...
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Angel – Picnic for Mom’s Birthday

Angel and his siblings joined Family Lives On in 2014, 6 months after their mother’s sudden and tragic death. Before his mom died, she would take Angel and his siblings...
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Jada – Backyard Barbecue

Jada’s Dad Died when she was 13.   After her father died, Jada and her mom had to leave their family home to move to a small apartment. They were no...
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Matthew – Baking Tradition

Matthew was only 4 years old when his mother died from non-smoking lung cancer. Birthdays and Christmas were very special to her– she always enjoyed baking for her family. During her...
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Jozy – Bridge School Benefit Concert

Jozy joined Family Lives On in 2014 after the death of her father. She remembers dad’s love for music- he was a hobby musician and listened to many kinds of...
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