May 6, 2018

We wanted to send out a big Thank You to all  of you who participated in the May the Fourth Be with you event yesterday.  Our final numbers are still pending but it looks like we had 150 registered runners/walkers/rollers and at least another 100 in attendance!  125 pr...

April 21, 2018

The sixth annual Angels for Anna 5K (plus a one-mile fun run/walk/roll) will be taking place at the Fairhaven MAC on May 4, 2018.  The run starts at 6:30 and includes hand-made medals, Live Music (Ryan Roth will be back again this year!), hand-made wooden lightsabers f...

May 7, 2014


Today I become the dad of a teenager.  Anna Gabrielle MacConnell arrived on May 7, 2001.  She was a Daddy’s girl and quickly had me wrapped around her tiny fingers.  While most Dads are writing a letter to their teenage daughter about life on their birthda...

February 4, 2014

Time for an update on the plans for the second annual Angel’s for Anna Birthday Bash Dash

This year’s theme is……………..


What’s Your Superpower?!

We, of course, would like everyone to attend in costume (and we recognize that some Superheros remain anonymous – most...

January 8, 2014

Well, as usual, I am a little behind schedule on resolutions.  Last years resolutions went fairly well and I’ll ad more info later.  Angels for Anna had a good year and partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Home Care for their department service project.  Their generous...

September 5, 2013

A big Thank You!  To all of you who have helped us through this first year.

There is a saying that “time heals all wounds”.  Having worked in a surgical setting for most of the past fifteen years I can honestly say that; the saying is a bunch of junk.  Time does no...

May 7, 2013

Today Anna would have turned 12. Sometimes it’s hard to believe how many lives were touched from the first day that we found out She had a major heart defect to the day She got to celebrate her new birth.

As I look back on things; a number of thoughts enter my mind:

I ho...

February 20, 2013

Angels for Anna is pleased to announce that “Anna’s Birthday Bash Dash – A Walk and Roll Adventure” will be held on May 18, 2013 @6:15pm at the Washington Township Recreation Center (This event is not sponsored by Washington Township -have to include that line to keep...

December 31, 2012

Today marks the last day of 2012.  A year that for us was a rather difficult one.  Even so, in the difficulty of the year – we were blessed.  We were able to hold Anna as she was transferred for her daddy’s arms to her Fathers.  We were able to keep her comfortable as...

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