Being Kyler Strong

Kyler Halloween Bash

Ten year old boys should be playing outside, making muddy messes on clean kitchen floors, racing through yards, dominating minecraft, and riding their bikes until the last minute of daylight.  That’s what life was like for Kyler until October 16th, 2015.  When his left eye started turning inward, an MRI revealed that life would never […]

Big Hearts Come In Little Sizes

Fun questions from the students at Mulberry Elementary!

As I look back on these inspiring stories, many of them are about children.  Little in size, but full of big hearts.  The last few days, I have had the pleasure of visiting two more schools in the Cincinnati area.  The first was Our Lady of Lourdes.  When I drove up to the school, I […]

Right to Read Week: A Fundraising Success


“Don’t believe the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” If it were easy to motivate people enough to jump on board with something you believe in, everyone would do it.  No matter how compelling the argument, actually moving others enough to take action is no small feat.  Children, however, come to the table with […]

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Sweet Kynlee's smile says it all.

Giggling, loud whispers, tiny tables and chairs, crayons scattered, over-sized area rugs, and little hands in the air.  Reading to classrooms and schools ranks at the top of things I am grateful to do with There’s Something Different About My Hair. A few weeks ago, Kelli Woodstock invited me into Mrs. Frey’s preschool classroom to […]

When Strangers Take A Chance

The Breakfast Club

I have a story to tell you.  It may seem long, but I hope you will find it was worth your time to read.  The story begins several months ago, when I was “introduced” via social media to a man named Ricky Smith.  Ricky began an organization called R.A.K.E.  This acronym stands for random acts […]

Keep It Up For Kelli

Kelli Woodstock, a beautiful wife and mother battling Glioblastoma.

Over the years, in my line of work and with my personal life, I have learned many lessons.  The most important, in my opinion, is one of hope.  When people come together and believe in something, the results can be overwhelmingly amazing and powerful.  Despite our best efforts, there are many factors in life out […]

2014: A Year In Review


As we begin 2015, I want to share some of the wonderful things we have been able to accomplish over the last year with “There’s Something Different About My Hair.” Over 150 copies of the book were donated to various places around the world, including hospitals, schools, Ronald McDonald Houses, individual families, and libraries. The book […]

Sharing is Caring.

Pattison Elementary Friends

Recently, I had a chance to speak with the people of CureSearch.  “CureSearch for Children’s Cancer funds and supports targeted and innovated children’s cancer research with measurable results, and is the authoritative source of information and resources for all those affected by children’s cancer.”  They were kind enough to write an article about “There’s Something Different […]

The Young and Inspiring: Madison’s Story

Madison's Donation

When I look for inspiration, it doesn’t come from someone on E! News.  Usually, I don’t find it by watching ESPN either.  While celebrities, star athletes, singers, movie stars, and TV personalities often are truly talented, generous and kind, I find inspiration in people who don’t know anyone is watching.  In my life, most of […]