Hi all – Welcome to SweetSallySunshine.com, our new home for Sally’s updates as she undergoes treatment for Leukemia at Memorial Sloan Kettering. The name is a combination of Mommy and Daddy’s nicknames for our little girl, those being Sweet Sally and Sally Sunshine. All updates will be posted here from now on. We’re starting this site for two reasons:

1) The idea of Caring Bridge using Sally’s name to raise money for their own site bothers us. Many people made their “tribute” donations to Sally, which go right to the site, not Sally. We feel this is dishonest.

2) With Sally’s diagnosis finalized and her treatment started, its time to put the last month’s roller coaster behind us and start fresh.

We’ve got some work to do on the site, like adding photos and more information, but in the end this will give us a bit more ownership of our updates and is a lot more customizable.

Please be sure to sign up for Notifications by inputting your email address on the right hand side. If you are accessing this site through a mobile device, you need to select “View Full Site” at the very bottom first, which will bring up the full page and the Notification box on the right side. You will then receive an email, click on the Confirm Follow button in the email and you’re good to go. 

I want to thank Shannon and Elliot, two amazing parents who are also supporting a beautiful daughter fighting cancer here at Memorial Sloan Kettering, for helping us set this up along with their friend Dave Breiland.

We also want to thank you for joining us on this road to recovery for Sally that we have begun. Doing it with the support of friends and family will help us through the tough times.  We love you and can’t thank you enough for being there with us.

Matt, Nicole, Thomas, William & Sally

12 Responses

  1. Iliana
    Iliana July 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm | | Reply

    thanks for the update Matt!

  2. Jeanne
    Jeanne July 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm | | Reply

    Hey Matt & Nicole – I know this site is a work in progress and you have a lot going on right now. Can you pretty please include the items that would be helpful to send to your/your family on this new page as well? Thinking of you guys and Sweet Sally-saurus Sunshine all of the time. XOXO, Jeanne

  3. Grace Sapienza
    Grace Sapienza July 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for creating this and keeping us informed of the journey. As always, thoughts and prayers continue.

  4. Jeanine
    Jeanine July 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm | | Reply

    Just know that we are all thinking of you and sending all the prayers we can muster your way. It will be a long struggle with sunshine at the end!
    Love to all!

  5. Marie Sidoti
    Marie Sidoti July 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm | | Reply

    I love the new website and am happy to receive updates on Sally…My prayers will continue and please know I am here when you need anything..xoxo

    Marie Sidoti

  6. Cynthia Kabel
    Cynthia Kabel July 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for setting this up Matthew!!!

  7. Tom Evans
    Tom Evans July 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm | | Reply

    Thinking of Sally and your entire family. Thoughts and prayers and much love.

  8. Linda B
    Linda B July 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm | | Reply

    Keeping all of you in my daily prayers! Thinking and praying for the whole family!

  9. Cathie Mccafferty
    Cathie Mccafferty July 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm | | Reply

    Hey matt & Nicole just want to let you know we are thinking of you and your family.


  10. Lisa Centaro
    Lisa Centaro July 17, 2013 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    You guys are so Amazing. You are dealing with this hardship better than I could ever imagine. God Bless you all. Every moment of my day that I am in thought Sally and all of you are on my list of people I am praying for. Stay positive

  11. Marianne fezza
    Marianne fezza July 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm | | Reply

    Prayers and thoughts are with all of you .If you need any extra help with the boys, pls don’t hesitate to reach out. I have a few kids under my care in my home. Sweet Sally Sunshine will shine through. Hugs to all.

  12. Ines Cunha
    Ines Cunha September 3, 2013 at 3:01 am | | Reply

    My prayers are with all of you and that sweet girl! Have faith! I couldn’t even imagine what your family is going through ! May God bless!

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