One Last Caring Bridge Post
by Sadie Raymond on 10/26/20
Hello all of our Caring Bridge followers! Its been a very long time but I'm back for an update. Caring Bridge was such an amazing tool to have while we were going through Corbin ordeal. It was such an easy way for me to keep everyone who cared about him up to date on his progress but more importantly, even though I didn't know it at the time, it was therapeutic for me to write. It gave me strength to read all the positive messages and feel all of the love everyone was sharing with us. The stories complete strangers shared with me that gave me hope when the doctors seemed hopeless were all life changing for me. So I can't thank you all enough!
As many of you know I was urged to turn my posts into a book. I was very hesitant because I didn't want to read those posts from the beginning, I didn't want to relive the pain that was still so fresh and as most of you know I'm a very private person and the thought of putting it ALL out there wasn't appealing to me but then I realized when I was in the thick of it I searched for stories like Corbin's with a positive outcome. I was desperate for the hope. Desperate to for proof there was a chance Corbin was going to be ok and I realized I can be that person to so many people if I do this book. So after lots of time reflecting, tears, reliving our nightmare and maybe a little wine, THE BOOK IS DONE!! I want this book to give everyone that reads it hope, no matter what you are going through you have to stay positive and not give up hope. I also want this book to teach everyone you NEED to be your own advocate. I learned so much through this process and my hope is sharing will help others
So if you think you know it all from my posts, you're wrong! There was plenty I never spoke of, plenty was much worse that I ever wrote about. My ups, my downs, and my break downs. You will laugh, cry and hold your breath even if you know the story. So if you'd like to read it all please feel free to visit the website 121days.net to get a copy!
If you're local Corbin and I will be doing our first COVID friendly books signing outside at CC Tomatoes in Concord, NH at 1:21pm on 11/1/20 ( the anniversary of Corbin's homecoming). We will be signing previously purchased books, selling books and we'll even have some Corbin swag for sale. We always love getting to thank our supporters in person!
If you do read the book please share your reviews with us! We have had lots of positive feed back so far and love hearing hat you enjoyed the story. You can go to the website 121days.net and share reviews or tag us on social media with #121days.
My hope is this project can help us do good. It will give you hope, teach you something and also give us a voice to help others. Right now we are helping a local inspiring endurance athlete, Austin Whittemore raise money for the Austin Texas marathon with all of the proceeds being donated to Boston Childrens Hospital in Corbins name. If you'd like to help raise money for BCH you can see the project at goFundme and search #teamcorbin, It will be the first one you see. Our next project will be working with our local town and fire/rescue to raise money to get needed life saving equipment the don't currently have. So stay tuned!! Be things coming!
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