Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quinn's List

Once we made our decision to concentrate on palliative care rather than attempting a stem cell transplant for Quinn, we were on a mission.  A mission to give her as wonderFULL a life as we could possibly give her.  

To do so, we reached out to our families and our very closest friends and asked them to come up with things that everyone should do in their lifetime.  Quinn's adventures will be catalogued here on the blog - credit to those who came up with the ideas! - so that everyone can 'participate' in her fun.

So without further adieu, below is Quinn's List (in no particular order).

**bold items were completed, blog post pending**

Every girl should wear a wedding gown
Every American should vote
Every American should visit our nation's Capitol
Every little girl should dance with her daddy
Every girl should get a manicure/pedicure
Every little girl should visit the American Girl Doll store
Every child should visit FAO Schwartz
Every little girl should have a slumber party
Every little girl should dress up like a princess
Every Linzer child should visit Maine on a family trip
Everyone should watch a sunrise
Everyone should star gaze
Everyone should swim with dolphins
Everyone should admire art at The Met
Every Long Islander should see the Big Duck in Flanders
Every little girl should host a tea party
Everyone should play with (and get licked by) a puppy
Everyone should go to a baseball game
Everyone should go to a football game
Everyone should visit the zoo
Everyone should be kissed by a butterfly
Every child should go pumpkin picking
Every child should sit on Santa's lap
Every child should play in the snow
Every child should go apple picking
Everyone should ride a horse
Everyone should do Disney
Everyone should dip their toes in the ocean
Every child should play in the sand and build sand castles
Every child should splash in a puddle 
Every child should jump in a pile of leaves
Everyone should watch the chefs at Inatome
Every child should go to the circus
Everyone should experience a sunset on the beach
Everyone should feel the wind on their face at the top of the Empire State Building
Every child should dress up for Halloween
Every child should fly a kite
Everyone should drive a car
Everyone should ride in a convertible
Everyone should experience a Circle Line Cruise
Every child should visit the Land of Make Believe
Every child should ride on the Nunley's carousel
Every child should play peek-a-boo
Everyone should have a picnic in Central Park
Every child should swing on a swing and slide down a slide
Every little girl should have Tea at the Plaza hotel
Every girl should have her ears pierced
Everyone should do the polar plunge on new year's day

Everyone should LOVE and BE LOVED as much as possible, each and every day


  1. What a wonderful list! Thank you for sharing it and for including your readers in Quinn's journey. I look forward to reading about Quinn's adventures - it's an honor to be included in this beautiful little girl's journey!

  2. oh have mercy on my soul!!! I LOVE Quinn's list! my favs are the American Girl store, Disneyland (our #1 fav!), dancing with daddy, driving a car (can't wait to see how she does this one!), and dressing like a princess. How beautiful. she is going to have an amazing life. sweet, sweet baby

  3. Amazing ideas! If I can help in any way, please, please let me know!

  4. What a great way to honor her!

  5. What a list! The first definitely caught my eye! Do you still have your weeding dress? Perhaps the material could be used to make a gown for Quinn. Just a thought.

  6. Hi Linzers. You don't know me. I landed here by way of Trek's blog, which I found months ago when I was following Kaitlyn's story. (Beautiful Quinn's resemblence to Kaitlyn really is uncanny, by the way.) Anyway, I just wanted to say that I love your list for Quinn, and I'm praying for your family. Also, I live in Washington, DC, so if there is anything I can do to help you plan your trip or make it more comfortable for you while you're here, please, please let me know. I'd be thrilled to help.

  7. Dear Linzer Family,

    Love is courageous! Thank you for sharing your story.

    Just tell me what weekend and please be my guest at the Walt Disney World Parks. Here you will be able to accomplish many things on Quinn's list; Disney, Princesses, Host a Tea Party, Dance with Daddy, etcetera. It will be my pleasure to help make these magical moments come true for you and your little Princess.

    Very truly yours,

    Lisa B.

  8. Hi Eileen,

    I'm a local lynbrook mom with a 3-month old and we'd love to help Quinn work on this list. Let's get in touch if you're interested.

  9. I am so impressed with the amount of love this little family is receiving. That is what makes our Country the best place to live in.

    Thank you to all you sweet people.

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  11. I love your story. Saw it on How an people donate?

  12. Blessings on all of you and nose smoochies for your gorgeous kiddos...

  13. You can stay with us when you come to DC

  14. Hugs, kisses and prayers to all of you. She is so precious. <3

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