This is where I will be posting all the pictures from the 2015 event, not only from the March itself, but also the associated events before and after the March.
Please keep checking back to see updated pictures after the EndoMarch!
Thank you for your patience,
~Team Washington DC Precinct Manager, 2015
~~~~~~Update as of March 29th 2015~~~
Hello everyone ! I would really like to Thank you all that allowed me to take photographs of you, also with your loved ones, to friends that you brought along for support. From Team Groups to other Endo-Sisters you have met along the way, And also your children you having brought along to Little ones that also attended.
It was a real good turn out yesterday full of Fun, Listening to talkers that told there stories. To getting to Meet a New Endo-brother, as he gathered all the courage and strength to Purpose to his girlfriend in front of the whole room full of our Endo Family Watching. It was so romantic and Beautiful to watch. And of Course she said “YES’. Congrats to you both.
Also Marching for a cure for a Disease we have no control of, that takes over our bodies and lives every single waking day. And we reunited with our Endo-Sisters that we haven’t seen since last March, Also meeting new Endo-Sisters. And getting our Dance on after the walk itself. It was a long day and night.
It was so nice to be able to see everyone again, only thing I wish from the whole experience is that they didn’t split up Team USA just because there were other sisters I wish I could of seen also, and for all of us to have gotten to see each other would of been way bigger of a turn out this year because there was even more people than last year on both sides. altogether we could of fitted into a stadium. Can you imagine seeing that sea of yellow? I loved meeting some new Endo-sisters that i had so much in common with and were so nice to talk to. this year was nice. I also missed some ladies really bad cause they couldn’t attend because they couldn’t with come up with funds to come down here or just had surgery, and still were trying to recover. But for whoever didn’t walk lots of us including me walked for you and in your name. Well I’m about to post the pictures, please if you like them leave me comments, I love to hear feedback from each one of you if you have the time to. I also want to thank you all for showing you love for my daughter. I know you all had so much fun dancing and hanging out with her, she had a blast too.
Technical Difficulties so here is a link to the pictures till they can be posted like normal on here. Enjoy everyone.
Somewhere, if you care enough to see, there is still me.
Through all the pain and fear of what this disease brings.
All I can do is plead, as this disease destroys the insides of what is left of me.
I lie here in pain, night after night and wonder how much is there in me to fight.
I know there are people that need me in their life, as those are the people I have to count on, each and every night.
As this Endo attacks and spreads to parts of my body, unexplored!
It’s so tough for me to ignore, all the doctors that push me aside.
And as this happens, my Endo-Sisters and I, we fight.
This is what people do not see, this is why we need to find a cure for this Disease.
I was very proud to be a Big part of this event Marching alongside my Endo Sisters and doing Photography for EndoMarch Headquarters, Endosisters. We all Marched to spread awareness for a cause we hold Dear to our hearts, not only for us but for the ones we love. And Endosisters that could not be here to do so for themselves. I had my support system walking with me which is my Husband Carlos and my Daughter Ariella. I hope one day that if she gets Diagnosed with this Disease than there will be a cure in place so she don’t have to live the painful life I have lived while doctor after doctor threw all my problems aside. Making me believe all my pain and issues were in my head. Why I went 24 years till I found out I was going through this the entire time, as my pain grew worse and worse.It has been a extremely hard journey through this all, and as I sit here and type. I feel every bit of Endo pain my sisters feel, plus extra. Im sorry it took to the end of the month to post the pictures but ive been in alot of pain, trying to fight through it all to play and watch my daughter grow up. I’m trying to treasure as much memories as possible, cause it seems like she is growing up so fast. I want to Thank the Nezhat Family for making this happen for the very First time, you doctor’s are amazing for taking your time out of your day. Also want to Thank Stephanie March for sharing your story, Also Sheryl Crow for Boasting everyone’s spirits with your beautiful voice.And allowing me to take pictures and get to talk to you.And all the other Endo sisters that shared there stories.
I want to share all these photos with you all. If your in them you can copy them and share them, Please if you do so can you mention me =) I will be making a personal photo page soon. But I use this as my mine blog of everything. So you can share my sight. I hope you all loved the images I captured throughout our 1st ever Endo March. Feel free to leave me comments..Will love Feedback. Love Always Christina Cruzpagan
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Hello everyone, haven’t posting in a while so this blog entry will be about, My Daughter’s 1st year old birthday !!!!!!!!!..Very Belated Post, just cause she keeps me on my toes, as all of you moms can understand.. Well for my Ladybugs B-day, I have got to say Ariella’s theme went well. At first I was stressing so bad because I wanted everything to go perfect but she helped me pick it out Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme. Since that is one of her all time favorite cartoons. I was holding that one and a hello kitty Party Plates up in the air, and asked her to point at which one she wanted the most and she picked Mickey =p ..
I went on Pinterest for the cutest ideas and saved a lot of money with that web sight. I made a Minnie mouse centerpiece, also made her a Chalk Board Sign about her First year. It looks nicer than I thought it would come out..Than I ordered her a Hot Pink and Black Romper for her very First smash cake, i got that at http://www.etsy.com/ and than looked around for a cute bow to match. The smash cake looked so cute when I was done with it. It looked like a cupcake Cake, at first she was confused what she was suppose to do lol. So I put her hands down and smashed them in and she started crying when she looked at her hands and saw cake all over them. But boy did she love the taste when she got into it.She had a couple bites of her Smash cake and than also a slice of her cake which we got done from the Fort Belvoir Commissary. I love how cute it turned out. I had some boarders changed and some colors changed to match.That is also the first day we changed her from Formula to Vitamin D Milk. she took to the change really good Than I got her Minnie Mouse Dress for her to open up all of her presents in. I’m pretty sure you can order it online if you go on http://www.Toysrus.com. Well for her Birthday !!!!!! It was Me, her Dad her Uncle Tito, And her Sissy Puppy Dog !! I had the decorations up so nice that it looked like i hired someone to do it..Also had made some finger foods that she would be able to eat. So for the first time I gave her a good size toddler plate, I had made real chicken strips that aren’t processed, and Tater tots and for a snack she had her favorite Chedder Baby Goldfish, and some of her Toddler juice.She loved the food that momma made, and also she did a great job opening all her gifts. Once I made a little tear on the gift wrap, she dived into it ripping the paper off like a pro .Which was so cute because it made it even more fun for her and us to all enjoy. She got quite a lot of toys I will post pics for you all to see. We did some opening her toys so she could peek at em. after that we all went to our favorite park, where they have ariella’s swing and playarea and they have a great dog park over there also…
so both Candy and Ariella had a fun day. I cant believe my baby is 1 already seemed like time went by so fast….. MOMMY LOVES YOU FOR ETERNITY DONT EVER FORGET THAT.
Yesterday November 18th 2013 was the day Ariella started walking, and the best thing ever is she didnt let me or her dada miss it, she did it in front of us. And she took our breath away. I didnt think I would ever have a child let alone, her crawling, or walking. =) Im so glad God blessed me…My baby started walking some more today and I caught a little bit of it on video to share with you all, she is trying so hard to master it. And so far she is doing way better than I thought. Every time she does it she smiles the whole time and when she is done she claps her hands. This is one of biggest reasons why I smile. What is extra special is usually everyone says my daughter or son took there first step, as for Ariella she just busted out walking way more than a couple steps, as if she has been doing it and crawling out of her crib in the middle of the night and doing it. Lmao. I always have her hold my hand as we walk down the hallway together which usually I did two hands. But than one time I did it with just one hand cause how stable she is and than she would just take off down the hallway with me. Well she gained the endurance to do it all by her self and Im so proud of her. And right before she turned “ONE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ariella momma Loves you so much and she is teary eyed about how much you have grown but sees your personality come out more and more each day. You are going to be the most sweetest girl ever..Love Mommy
I’m have been soooooo Busy lately I haven’t got to catch up on my blog really at all lately, So let me say sorry to my viewers that have been wondering why they haven’t saw nothing in a while. Have tons to say though lol….First lets say that Ariella my Beautiful baby is growing like a Ivy…And I mean the Ivy’s that grow up trees around houses lmao….She is know 11 months and 2 days old, Next month I cant believe I will be singing Happy Birthday to her, Its going to be the many journeys as a parent. That are Happy one as well as very sad ones Knowing she is growing so fast. I really never could believe anyone when they say “Trust me she will be growing quick, RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES” …When I hold her in my arms know her legs dangle cause she is starting to get so tall, she even stands and is very close to walking now. I could probley say within the week of her birthday she will be walking, she cruises holding onto things know and also has started climbing, which has me on edge every min lol. So just by the little ive said im sure you all have a great idea why I haven’t been on here for a bit. This Halloween she was A Ladybug, Reason being is because when I found out I was pregnant A ladybug was in my bathroom and there was one every week till I had her, So one of her nicknames is ladybug so I thought It would fit, How we found out she was here, to me that ladybug was a symbol of her saying mom you will meet me real soon.
Wooooweeee Just paused writing this to clean as much as possible got alot done Thank God, Hopefully it stays clean,,,Please oh Please TEHEHEHE…Well a Little more new things about my daughter she know has 8 teeth, she just had 2 pop out on the bottom , so by her first birthday she should actually have those pretty showing pretty good in all her Birthday Pictures. And when I was giving her some teething Gel the other day you can actually feel there will be 2 new one soon but not sure, im thinking after her birthday cause it takes a while for them too show really good.But if your a parent that is going through painful teething problems, The Best stuff that works within 4 minutes is (Little Remedies for teethers) and also to give Motrin 1.25 every 6 hours Just a tip. Also one of my online friends had sent me a ( Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether) and she uses it so much . The older she gets the worse it gets but as a mom you learn what your baby likes the best and you stick with it =)
Oh ya almost forgot I got her saying Baba know so she tells me when she wants one, or if I say ” You want a BABA she has the cutest face when she is saying it back to me..I love her so much, I never thought I would love something so much. But she has made my beliefs change in so many ways. She also follows me everywhere, and will stand up holding on to my leg and give my leg the Biggest of hugs its sweet. And she is a Big hugger, every time I pick her up out of bed or just out of anywhere if im holding her she will. And even beyond that she comes close to momma’s Lips and opens her mouth to kiss…It melts my heart. My husband and I have celebrated our 2nd Anniversary also, and to this day and forever He hold the key to my heart also, as well as my Doggie Candy she has turned 7 Years old, and still looking Chic for her age. Theres so much to say im going to have to split this into two chapters lmao…. Well I have lots of pictures I will be adding to this to catch you all up with , also will be posting Videos so you can see her adorable personally, also tons of Family pictures, and also pictures of the Homemade food I still make her….. And you all will See a post again on Her birthday….Love you all and Thank you for Viewing…..Love always Christina Cruzpagan..
June 10th, 2013
WOW ! You have no idea how much Ariella is growing there is just so much that is going on. We are going to have to start picking up so much and most probley have to buy plastic Boxes to keep our Little things she can put into her mouth, cause she puts everything in her mouth know, She grabs everything and she don’t stop at all she is a persistent Little one when it comes to getting what she wants, like my remotes for the TV she shoves them in her mouth till I relise oh crap. lol..Than we were eating last night and she grabbed one of our plates got it everywhere, than we told her NO,!!!! And what she does she do ????? Grabs her two bibs right beside her and picks them up and throws them down lol, SHE FOR SURE HAS MY ATTITUDE LOL. . She hasn’t yet started crawling but she is know doing belly time way better than before,She can roll from her belly to her back Perfect, and she loves sitting up doing things,only if im there watching her..I ran into a Little girl and one of her parents and her grand-mom yesterday they were in the store talking about a smash cake so I had to ask how old she was, and they said in 2 weeks she will be 1, and she was still a tiny one.But she just started learning how to crawl. So I’m curious if she will advance to crawling or walking by 1…..Its so hard to tell. But anyways they were getting stuff to make a simple smash cake just from box cake. Maybe they cant afford to do a nice one but I want my little Girls First cake, especially it being a Smash cake to be the most cutest one ever. So I can take the best pictures that we all can treasure forever. Plus its only a one time thing, that you can just look back on forever pretty much.We are still trying for 5 more but you never know what god will or will not Bless you with, I have wanted a baby for so long and im glad I had her with my husband, and After we were Married to me all the Pieces fell into Place.
August 3, 2013
Wow since the Draft I didn’t finish above lol, a lot of thing have changed, last week Ariella started to crawl and better yet said Mama for the Very first time all in one day, isn’t that the most awesome news? She is also standing on her own hasn’t Mastered Walking yet but im really sure that will be happening quicker than we thought would. =) When I place her into her crib now and she don’t want to sleep or she wakes up in the morning she stands up peeks her head over to find me. Than she will start jumping up and down.At first before she started doing that I kept waking up and finding her not in the spot we normally lay her in at night she would keep turning herself I guess until she finally figured a way she could prop herself up in bed. We even thought about setting up a camcorder to record it cause we were so curious how she was doing it, lol. So what I do since I wake up a lot during the night is set her tv station on her favorite channel so in the morning she can watch it,if she doesn’t wake me up right away. =) That gives me maybe about a extra 5 minutes to sleep if im lucky hehe. I never did think I would see her do that from bringing home a brand new Baby that you have to hold just right in your arms make sure you Secure her head. Too a Half way Independent baby, that could get up and move around a mumble her opinion about things..=)She also has 2 Bottom teeth know, and she will be getting her next set within a couple more weeks. She is already eating Finger food and Little Bit size fruits. I am still making all of her foods homemade, only her Oatmeal and er new crawler snacks are store bought.
Cant believe she will be turning 8 months old tomorrow, seems like time is going by so much know 4 more months to go and she will already be 1 year old. Her grandma (My mom) will be heading down here, by Train,to see her for the very first time. I’m really happy she is and yet so nervous at the same time, cause Ive been thinking how is my mom going to be when she first lays eyes on her? How strange its going to be seeing her daughter Mothering her own baby? What am I going to put on her, to first introduce them to each other? How am I going to do her hair? When I get out of the car when I pick her up will emotionally break down before saying Ariella this is Grandma? Will she be walking by than? How is Ariella going to be scared and crying or Automatically be happy? Cause she cries sometimes meeting people right know. Yup she hit that stage where she will study the person and if they don’t click within 2 seconds she will cry till I am near them past a hour, and she knows if im okay than she will warm up to them and till than she buries her face in to my chest and keeps pecking. So you can say I have a Million things running through my mind. .Well enough of me Talking for tonight got to turn in, but below are some pictures of all of us enjoy,Thank you all for stopping by..Christina Cruzpagan