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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

At the Strathmore CEO To CEO

This evening was an exceptional night celebrating the fantastic work of outgoing CEO Kathy Russell and welcoming the new CEO Jennie Lucca for the NIH Children's Inn in Washington DC held at the beautiful Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Two years ago I blogged about Kathy being name "Washingtonianof the Year", and she was also highlighted in "People" magazine for her tireless work in helping families in crisis with sick children. Kathy was very instrumental in helping our family, especially our son Ryan, who battled childhood cancer for 10 years. She knew just the right thing to say to us at any given time, and for that, and the countless words of wisdom (along with Special Love Camps and trips to the beach) bestowed on us, over a very long period of time, incredible kindness and empathy and generosity. We are forever grateful to her and her family through the years...

In conclusion and in Kathy's infinite wisdom, she groomed her successor in Jennie Lucca, who takes over the reins on Friday. May these two incredible women find joy and happiness on their new paths in 2015!

BSoleille! The bright side of a beautiful "changing of the guard" CEO style of the Children's Inn. 


Kathy Russell: Washingtonian of the Year

ksWashingtonian Magazine named Kathy L. Russell, founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Children's Inn at NIH, a "Washingtonian of the Year" in its current issue.  


Congratulations to Kathy for receiving this prestigious recognition as a champion of children facing life-threatening  and debilitating illnesses.  

Photos from tonight:

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