Each year in May or June the 5th graders participate in a special 5th grade trip. In an effort to ease the fundraising load for the 4/5 teacher, each of the classroom teachers organize and run one Pancake Breakfast per year. The 4/5 does one in the fall, Continue reading Nelson School Pancake Breakfast
There are two people I love, whom we are so lucky to have in our town and in our world, Mike and Libby DeMartelly. I want to bring your attention to their predicament for a moment. Life is not fair. It simply happens … and we roll with it as best we can. Recently Mike had to undergo radical surgery for pancreatic cancer. I would say that both their efforts to keep their lives moving have been nothing short of heroic. Now on the other side of a successful surgery, they have arrived to a moment where they genuinely need help from their friends and community.
ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN GIVE WILL BE A HELP TO SEE THEM THROUGH. The goal is to raise $20,000.
There is nothing more terrifying than to know that you have not the funds to pay for rising taxes, medical bills, not to mention the care that Mike needs given his current condition. Your contribution will be deeply appreciated by Mike and Libby, and by all of us in their community, who all know what a gift their lives have been, and are, to our lives. For those of you who don’t know Mike and Libby DeMartelly, here is little history, it goes all the way back as a special friend of my whole family from childhood:
There were six of us kids in my family, and there was not one of us that did not long for ‘Telly Boy’ to return to NH each spring, because we knew there was no better playmate. Mike has not changed since those good old days. He is one kind-hearted, fair-minded, very smart, fun-loving, guy with a great sense of humor. His wife Libby is a treasure. Her intelligence, tenacity, and wit, and her singular pursuit truth and meaning in life is something I deeply appreciate.