Friday, July 21, 2017 0 comments

Kindness Day 2017

As I have the last 6 years and will be placing 100 roses for the Children Gone Too Soon at the Angel of Hope in Scottsdale...Join us..

We will also be reading the names of those gone too soon live on Facebook

Join The Sad Dads Club For Kindness Day
Wednesday July 26th @ 7:00pm

We will be having a SPECIAL Sad Dads Club Meeting That Night

OPEN TO ALL, Guys, Gals and Families to honor the children gone too soon for Kindness Day

We will be placing Roses and reading the names of the children gone too soon7:00pm

*** If you would like your child's name read please leave name in comments****@



Join us live or in spirit !

The Angel of Hope
Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, Arizona85254
If you would like your child's name read please leave name in comments on Sad Dads Page

By Dr Joanne Cacciatore/ MISS Founder

July 27th is International Kindness Project Day, a day when grievers around the world from the U.S. to England to Paraguay to Botswana to Canada to New Zealand will come together to bring their loved one's presence back into the world so that they are remembered.

I never imagined, when I started the Kindness Project in the summer of 1997, that millions of kindness projects would be committed around the globe.
This project was born in my heart on Christmas eve of 1994. I knew I couldn't spend the money that was rightfully Cheyenne's on my other children. So I took that money and bought toys for underprivileged children, and I delivered them alone the day before Christmas. I dropped them off, wanting as much anonymity as possible, got back in my car hurriedly, and wept for nearly an hour.
It was bittersweet, though much more bitter than sweet at this point.
Some months later, I was in a shoe store buying back-to-school shoes for my children. I overheard a family debating which ones of their many children needed shoes more than the others. They all needed them, commented the parents, but they couldn't afford them. I found the store manager, bought a gift card with enough funds on it to pay for all the children's shoes, wrote on a little piece of paper "in memory of Chey", and I quickly left before he gave them the surprise.
It was only 18 months later that the MISS Foundation was born. I didn't name the MISS Foundation - or any of our programs- after Cheyenne. I chose, specifically, not to do that.
Similarly, I valued helping others anonymously, knowing in my heart that Chey's death had left me with a greater sense of compassion and agape for others, but not wanting to be recognized for it. Truly, it was not about some act of nobility. It was pure love for my child, a strong desire to make meaning, and newfound- profound- compassion for others. I wanted to be her hands and feet in the world. I wanted others to know that this little child lived, this little child died, and this little child continued to matter.
And so my anonymous giving grew. And as it did, the paralyzing grief was balanced by something more numinous, more reflexive, and I felt something in the core of my being- something inexplicable- moving me.
At some point, I realized these acts- both the little and the big- were helping me to cope.
And, I thought perhaps it could help others who were bereaved. Because simply, we cannot serve others without serving ourselves. We cannot give to another without giving to ourselves. We cannot bring comfort to another without bringing comfort to ourselves.
The Kindness Project was born about a year after the inception of the MISS Foundation. Born of pain. Born of compassion. Born of a love bigger than death.
And today, now 21 years later, it is much more sweet than bitter.
I invite you all to join us. For them. For each of us. For the entire world.- Joanne Cacciatore

Please visit
to print your FREE cards in English and Spanish and join us in this project tomorrow and every day.

You can also "Like" our Kindness Project page to get updates on the amazing stories we receive from around the world!

Imagine this:
All around the world,
on this one day of the year,
mourners will be transforming their grief into a
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 0 comments

KiddieLand Lover

Check out this great Facebook page for the that loved Kiddieland in Melrose Park, Illinois


June 2017 S.D.C.Group Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2017 0 comments


"Twas the Night Before Inauguration!"
Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower,
The Donald reflected on his newfound power.
The conservative masses had come out in force,
And delivered a victory that would chart a new course.
The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes,
The media lied to them . . . What a surprise.
They had been promised a Hillary win,
But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin.
And though from all corners celebrities flew,
They made no impression, for they hadn’t a clue.
They talked about climate, racism, and such,
And they made up good stories . . . But didn’t know much.
The fake news and ignorance came at a cost,
And they can’t understand all the reasons they lost.
They blame it on Comey and Bernie and Vlad,
But fail to acknowledge the one that was bad.
Yes, Hillary Clinton, in many ways flawed,
Was her own biggest hurdle toward getting the nod.
The campaign exposed her corruptness and greed, And her speeches were punch-less as ten dollar weed.
So out in the streets there arose such a clatter,

It was Soros-paid protesters and Black Lives Matter.
With cities to pillage and windows to smash,
They knew not the issues, but needed the cash.
Eight years of Obama had given them cause,
To expect a replacement of their Santa Claus.
But soon the protesters will feel the pain,
When the wheels fall off of the old gravy train.
And now all the snowflakes are riddled with fear,
Upset and offended by things that they’ll hear.
The cocoa and crayons will help for a while,
But fact-based opinions will soon cramp their style.
I originally supported, whoever they choose.
He was always my first choice,
The one they call Trump is the one that we need.
I saw him on TV in front of a crowd,
He spoke about veterans, it made me feel proud.
He spoke about energy, safety, and jobs,
Taking this country back from the Washington snobs.
He was dressed in Armani, all tailored and neat,
And the Brunos he wore made the outfit complete.
For a man of his vintage, he seemed rather fit,
And he looked presidential, I have to admit.
His eyes glowed like embers, his smile was the best,
And his hair was the color of my old hunting vest.
His love for this country was on full display,
And his actions spoke louder than his words could say.
He thanked all his voters, and before he was gone,
Saved thousands of jobs while Obama looked on.
The fate of this country left nothing to chance,
So, he filled out his cabinet weeks in advance.
The men he had chosen were of the same mind,
Let’s set the bar high, and not lead from behind.
He picked up his phone as he rose from his seat,
With a flick of his finger, he sent out this tweet;
“Now Mattis!, now Kelly!’ now Sessions! And Pruitt!
On Perry! On Flynn, You’re the ones who can do it.
Start lifting restrictions and building the wall,
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”;
The roar of his audience rose from the stands,
He kissed all their babies and shook all their hands.
He answered their questions and calmed all their fears,
They knew it would be a fantastic four years.
Then he jumped in his limo, and off to his jet,
A fellow that Liberals won’t soon forget.
He sent one more tweet as the evening expired;
“Happy Inauguration to all,
Yeah baby ❤️🇺🇸
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 0 comments

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 0 comments


Grief Lingers

Others don't seem to understand why the grief of child loss lingers on. In their eyes, losing a child was a terrible tragedy, but one that parents should learn how to "get over" and "move forward." Losing a child is not similar to losing a house or a job or a car. Losing a child is losing part of a parent entire being -- part of the soul. 

This child, this miracle, was part of his/her parents from conception and when that separation took place, there was something known as "heartbreak." Many parents say they knew the exact moment their child died because they felt the pain of that separation clear to their soul.

 This grief is different from all other grief. Parents will grieve the loss of their child forever -- until that time when they are reunited in heaven again. It is this hope of an eternal place called heaven that is often the single most hope that gives parents of loss the ability to continue living after the death of their child. 

So, no, the grief of child loss never ends. It changes, and can feel different to parents as the years move on, but this is a grief that remains forever and ever.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 0 comments

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 0 comments

Yes Trump

Have refrained from posting political this last 2 months but this rang a bell with me today..Had to Share

Imagine it is November 9, 2016 in America and we wake up knowing who our new President will be. If it is Hillary, think of the groups of people that will celebrate. Illegal Immigrants, criminals and future criminals who will be supported for pulling a gun on a police officer, planned parenthood, the media, and the list goes on and on that represent everything that is wrong with America. If you're still "with her," look around at who you'll be celebrating with. Now imagine waking up knowing that Trump is our new President. You may or may not like him, or really know what kind of president he will be. But here are some things you will know for sure:
• The Clinton Corruption is destroyed and rendered powerless.
• The media has been neutered forever.
• Career politicians will have lost all job security.
• The guns in your home will safely stay there.
• Preachers will be free to preach truth without the threat of government interference.
• Israel will have no doubt that we are truly their ally
• Iran will not get one more plane full of cash.
• No more apologies to the world for being great!
• Our enemies, most of which help fund Hillary's campaign will definitely be a little scared.
• Our healthcare rates stand a real good chance of going down.
• There is at least some hope that new manufacturing jobs will be coming back to your state.
• The drug cartel and other criminals currently crossing our borders will realize their days are numbered.
• The police will be supported so they can restore law and order.
The list could go on and on, but it sounds like America may be on the road to becoming great again within the first few hours on November 9 if Trump does win.
Copy and paste this as your status if you support and will vote Donald Trump for president 2016. #trump2016.


If you are Gay, Why are you voting for Hillary when she wants to bring in thousands of refugees that believe all Gays should be executed?👁
⚠️If you are Black, Why are you voting for Hillary when she admires Margaret Sanger and defends Planned Parenthood who want to abort as many black babies as possible? Exterminate the black race because they are like "weeds". (Margaret Sanger quote) Most of those clinics are in Black neighborhoods.👁
⚠️If you are a Christian, Why are you voting for Hillary Clinton when she wrote her Senior thesis on Saul Alinsky who dedicated his book 'Rules for Radicals' to Lucifer (the Devil)? She says he was, and still is her mentor.👁
⚠️If you are a Veteran, in the Military, or closely related to a Military member, Why are you voting for Hillary when she left those men to die in Benghazi and had the nerve to lie about it over and over again? They called for help but the help was told to stand down.👁
⚠️If you have a factory job, Why are you voting for Hillary when she supported TPP? Factory workers are being laid off because jobs are going over seas. Don't forget the deals she's made with china. She also welcomes open borders and illegals to get benefits to be paid with Your tax money.👁
⚠️If you are poor, Why are you voting for Hillary, when she is supporting Wall street and all the big banks? Big banks keep poor people poor by destroying the poor man's credit by allowing medical bills and collections to affect your credit scores so you can pay higher interest rates than the rich; Taking much of the little money you earn.👁
⚠️If you are a Woman, how can you vote for Hillary when she has buried all of Bills rape victims under the rug, including that little girl that was raped? Lawyer Hillary defended the rapist, and then she laughed about it later, knowing that he was guilty.
If you carry a gun, or believe in the Constitution; How can you vote for Hillary when she wants to eliminate the NRA, Take your guns, and abolish the second Amendment?👁
⚠️If you breathe, Why would you vote for Hillary when she and the Clinton crime family have left a trail of dead people that did not agree with her, or they knew too much?
Who is left?
Thursday, November 3, 2016 0 comments

Cubs 2016 World Champions

Cubs End 108-Year Wait for World Series Title

It was an impossibly dramatic 8-7 affair that some — particularly those flying the W — It was the greatest Game 7s in the history of the World Series. Move over, Mazeroski. You, too, Koufax. And from all those who love the Indians, bless their tortured souls, only three words need be spoken: Worst. Game. Ever.

And into history, a 108-year albatross blown to bits.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 0 comments

Kindness Day 2016 -pt-2

Saturday, July 9, 2016 0 comments

Kindness Day 2016

Join The Sad Dads Club For Kindness Day
Wednesday July 27th @ 6:30pm
We will be having a SPECIAL Sad Dads Club Meeting That Night
OPEN TO ALL, Guys, Gals and Families to honor the children gone too soon for Kindness Day
We will be placing Roses for all the children at 6:30pm
The Angel of Hope
Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, Arizona85254

Monday, July 4, 2016 0 comments

Happy 4th of July !!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 0 comments

May 2016 Support Group

Sunday, January 17, 2016 0 comments

Lou Malnati’s is Headed to Phoenix!

We are excited to announce that we’re headed west. And we don’t mean Chicago’s western suburbs… we mean Arizona! We will be opening our first out-of-state pizzeria in the heart of Phoenix in May 2016!

PhoenixThis new pizzeria will be located at 100 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 152 in the Uptown Plaza Shopping Center in Phoenix. Although renovations are just beginning, we’re thrilled to bring our legendary Chicago-style deep dish pizza to Arizona.
For more information about our Phoenix pizzeria, check out our 5 Things You Should Know About Our New Location in Arizona. If you have any additional questions, we’re happy to answer them! Please leave a comment, or fill out our contact form.

Get ready, Arizona. Deep dish is coming.

Join our Arizona email club and we’ll keep you in the loop on the latest about Lou Malnati’s expansion into Arizona, including news, events, openings, and all things delicious!

Friday, December 25, 2015 0 comments