March 11, 2014

As Kevin pointed out, Charlie continues to adjust and move forward. This week in his therapies, they assessed for new goals as Charlie has mastered so many of the ones he started with. The new goals are geared toward Charlie slowing down, balancing and focusing on a target, task, etc.

These last few weeks there has been gradual improvement of Charlie’s short term memory. The ability to remember details about events and repeat them to others is an important part of how we all connect to each other. There is still a gap and inconsistencies in Charlie’s memories – both short and long term – so we are continuing to follow his lead and wait for him to ask questions. These questions will show us his brain is ready for the blanks to be filled in.

Otherwise, Charlie is looking forward to Spring with warmer temperatures and enjoying his variety of activities (such as the never-ending game of tag he plays with Raeny).

Thank you all for continuing to share this journey with us!



Charlie is home for Christmas! Thank you for all of your prayers and support for this beautiful family. It’s been amazing to witness their strength and love.

Merry Christmas!

Juliane and Ethan Worthington

Dave’s Diner Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 10th from 5pm to 9pm

Come out and enjoy some yummy food, live music by Ten Strings Duo and fun for the whole family. Take out will be available as well. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Thompson family. 

Dinner will be $12/person for choice of BBQ pulled pork, chicken, or homemade NY cheddar Mac & cheese. Drink and sides included:) Kids meal will be available! 

Please come get some holiday shopping done while benefiting Charlie at the The silent auction and raffle that will take place during the dinner. Amazing donations will include goods and services from Cazenovia Cutblock, Jennifer Wolsey Photography, Lillie Bean, Quality Auto, Cazenvoia Country Club, Caz Ski Club, syracuse Crunch, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Lia Sophia (mrs. amidon), Thirty-one (Deb Zampetti), artists Lori Portka and Lot 5 Studio, Primo and Mary’s Salsa, architect Eric Lints, generous donation by Bankers Healthcare Group, jewelry (Stef Lints), Caz Fitness and more!! 

Let’s come together and really show Charlie our support. We will all be in our stay strong Charlie shirts~we would love to have you wear yours too!! Thank you so much..please share.

Charlie Strong T-Shirt Fundraiser


The 5th and 6th grade “Charlie Strong” T-shirt  fundraising team will be at Dave’s Diner at Common Grounds this Saturday, 11/23 and Sunday, 11/ 24 from 10-2 pm.    They will be distributing the pre-ordered shirts and will have a limited supply of T-shirts and  “Cheering for Charlie” silicone bracelets for sale.  First come, first serve!  
The children have suggested that Monday,  11/27 be proclaimed, “Charlie Strong Day!”  They ask that everyone wear their T-shirts to show community unity, strength and support  for Charlie.  If you do not have a Charlie Strong T-shirt, just wear blue and gold, the Cazenovia school colors.  
Thank you for supporting the Charlie Strong T-Shirt Fundraiser and for supporting Charlie and his family.