The Little Suitcase by Andrea Azevedo

I received an email today from a really great friend of mine named Cass.  She is one of those friends you don’t see as often as you would like but think of all the time.  We all have friends like this.  Bonnie’s post yesterday is a perfect example.

I saw an opportunity to help someone else reach a goal that I think is inspiring! The Little Suitcase

All you have to do is go to the link I have provided and download the book for FREE! 

The Little Suitcase’ by Andrea Azevedo. I used to work with Andrea’s  husband John years ago, one of the nicest guys you will ever meet!

Andrea wrote this book for a friend who lost their son Dylan Thomas Oser at the age of ten years old to a degenerative brain disorder called Canavan Disease.

If Andrea’s book gets the most downloads she will receive prize money that will be donated to Sunny Hill Hospital where Dylan was taken care of.  This contest closes on Feb 28th so please do this today.  I loved the book and will be reading it to my two kids tonight!

The Little Suitcase!

Click the link above !!

P.S.   I was on my way out last night when Jacquie,  one of my partners,  called me after reading my post in the ‘drafts file’.   You won’t believe this but the father of  Dylan,  Kevin,  is a friend of Jacquie’s who we met one night when we were out together.  They had not seen one another since grade school and did the “Do you know so and so?  How old are you? Where did you go to school?” etc,  and figured it out finally.  I hadn’t put two and two together but as soon as Jacquie read the name Dylan Oser she was in complete shock !!  Oh, and the friend Cass who sent the email?  Well, when Jacquie and I were walking through Whistler Village while working on this site, we ran into her while she was on a girlfriend weekend!     You gotta love the synchronicity!

Email from Andrea

Thank you Tracy!!!
Featuring The Little Suitcase on your home page is really generous of you! I love that Jacquie and Kevin know each other….it really is a small world. It is amazing how you can just put something “out there” and connections are made!
Great job on your website!! It is so important that we women encourage and inspire each other! I don’t know what I would do without my girlfriends!!
Look forward to seeing what great things taracronica does in the future!
Take care,

Update!  March 3rd !

Thank you Tracy and TaraCronica!!!
Because you posted Dylan’s story… you helped to make a difference in his memory!  After a close race, The Little Suitcase won both cash prizes at We are now able to donate over $600 to Sunny Hill Health Centre. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read and vote on the story and also to those who donated to site! Every effort counted!
Thank you for your inspiring support and encouragement! The biggest gifts are often in the smallest gestures of kindness!
God Bless!

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  • jacquie

    Amazing post Tracy. I’ll download it right now.
    BTW, when you call someone your partner it could give the impression we’re…closer than we really are, not that there’s anything wrong with that! lol.
    We might want to come up with a different label.
    ; )

  • bonnie

    “The Little Suitcase” is a beautiful story and although I’m wiping tears off my cheeks right now, I’m better for having read it. I felt moved to donate a little more to the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in the hope that all little Angels will be lovingly cared for when they visit.

  • Kevin

    I know this was a long time ago, but from time to time I just do a google search on my son. Your link came up as the second option in Google. It was really cool to see Andrea’s story listed by you and all knowledge gained by people is a wonderful thing. I cant believe it was that long ago already.
    It was also incredible running into Jacquie after so many years. I think we figured it was grade 5 last time I had seen her. At any rate, thanks Tracy, and to Jacquie as well. Oh and above all, to Andrea who wrote a beautiful story about an amazing son. Andrea is still a great friend today, even though I barely ever see her.


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