Wow 2016. You made it reeeeeealllllly hard to like you. Like real hard. You took a cue from the end of 2015 when we received Graham’s Fragile X diagnosis and you kept the hits on coming. We were only 4 days in, just getting to know you, and you delivered the hardest news we’ve ever gotten: Reid had also tested positive for Fragile X. .
Had a great night with a special guest for dinner. Fr. Paul Coughlin, Pastor of St. Raphael Parish, shared words of wisdom for us and prayers for our boys. Thank you for being part of our village.
Our Village Continues to Grow! Love and support were in the air on July 31st when the Medford Boat Club hosted its 1st Annual Bocce Tournament donating every dollar raised to The Pierce Family Fragile X Foundation. The event was attended by nearly 100 people including Mayor of Medford, Stephanie Muccini Burke, Pastor of St. Raphael's Parish, Fr. Paul Coughlin, former principal of St. Raphael School, Sister Maureen Doherty and many others. We raised over $6,000 at this event. We are so thrilled with the results and are forever grateful by the generosity of the Medford Boat Club, its members and the community we are happy to call home. Thank you to all who made this tremendous day a success!
A heartfelt thank you to Lee-Ann Pepicelli-Murray '93, from the Arlington Catholic High School alumni office, for helping promote our foundation in the recent Fidelitas magazine. The support of this community has been outstanding. Thank you for making a difference!
Fine motor skills are something Graham and Reid will need to continuously work on throughout their lives but we celebrate progress with Reid as he begins to understand upon prompt to stack the rings. What seems easy took months of practice. See a short clip.
“Out of difficulties grow miracles”
- Jean de La Bruyere
that glimmer of hope that we hold onto so dearly has gotten brighter thanks to the overwhelming support from all of you – our village. We have been so humbled by the outpouring of kindness, compassion and generosity from our families, friends and community.