Due to the incredible outpouring of love and support for the Fredeen Family during this time, we have started this blog to help provide information to family and friends.

The Friends and Family of the Fredeens thank you on behalf of the Fredeen Family for your incredible generosity and overwhelming support.

Please click on the links below to access pages related to the memorial services, monetary donations, hotels/lodging, and photo sharing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fundraiser at The Color Room on Sunday November 14th, 2010

Nina, who is quite the fashionista, loves all things girly including having tea parties with friends, playing dress up with her mommy, and snuggling with her daddy.  Best of all, Nina loves playing and being silly with her older brother.  In support of the family, The Color Room is holding a fundraiser on Sunday November 14th, 2010.  The Color Room will offer haircuts for $30 and the proceeds will be donated directly to the family.

Please come support Nina and get fabulous hair as a thank you!
When:  Sunday, November 14th, 2010  
                                               Where:  The Color Room
                                                                 3003 State Street
                                                                 Santa Barbara, Ca 93105

                                                Phone:  (805) 687-0777

You may call ahead to make an appointment or walk in the day of.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dinner Calendar Extended through December

For those of you interested in signing up for meals, the CareCalendar has been extended through December. Please click on the "Dinner" link above to get additional information about how to access this calendar. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dinner Calendar Now Open

The Santa Barbara Junior High School and the Goleta Valley Nursery School communities are now accepting dinner delivery sign ups on their web calendar.  The calendar can be accessed at carecalendar.org and the security code is 8597.

The Fredeens have no allergy issues and they feel blessed to receive all types of meals Monday through Thursday.

If you have any questions, please email Susan Becchio at sbecchio@cox.net.

Once again, thank you for all your support.  The Fredeens have really been enjoying the ease of meal time!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Big, Big Thank Yous and Gratitude Goes Out To...

...the following people and organizations who made Nina's special day at the zoo possible. We couldn't have done it without you. So, in no particular order, THANK YOU TO

All the family and friends who donated money specifically for this event
Santa Barbara Zoo
Rincon Catering
AMS Entertainment
Whole Foods
Anna's Bakery
Kacie Jean Photography
Just Shoot Me Photography
Gina Maxine Photography
And the following people who gave their time and enthusiastic energy the day of the event:
Holly Richard
Susan Bechio
Nicole Katz
Anne Baltzer
Gladys Manrique
Dorrey Sproatt (and her mom, Debbie)
Raya Hayes-Mora
Melissa LaRochelle
Sunny Kim (and Tony)
Nate Kirby
Catie Chase
Amber Baker
Justine Meador
Nikki Storbakken
Dominique Strauss
Rebecca Doggett
Chelsea Nagata
Marla Pontrelli
Elaine Mallari
Greg Lyons
Mario Bucio
Jenny Passwater
Gwen Stephens
Lizzie Ponder
Santiago Cardenas
Whitney Smith
Gus Detar
Morgan Luria
Vivian Rodriguez

We apologize if we missed anyone on this list. Thank you all!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thank You for Your Prayers and Support

On behalf of the Fredeen family, thank you to all of you who have reached out by giving of your time & resources, by sending donations, or by sending a message of love, prayer and hope. It is truly appreciated!
Please do not hesitate to contact those of us listed here on the blog for questions, suggestions or ideas.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Special Message to the Kellogg Elementary Community

We find ourselves fortunate to interact with Teddy, and at least one of his parents, on almost a daily basis.  As such, we would like to ask you to read Rosy's post regarding Loving Teddy.  This will give you a good idea of how the Fredeens would like you and your children to interact with Teddy on campus.  We would like to reiterate, that the Fredeens would appreciate it if you could refrain from crying in front of the kids (both theirs and the school children) and try to minimize burdening them with your grief.

In addition, you may find yourself not quite sure how to interact with Rosy and Todd while on campus.  Based on our discussions with them, we believe the best thing for you to do is to let them know you care and support them by giving them a quick hug, or even better, a hand squeeze and then move on.  If you are going to stick around, please keep the conversation light or off topic.  We know it can be difficult, but keep the tears to a minimum.  The Fredeens are in a fragile place right now and they are not really up to the task of becoming a caregiver to those grieving around them.  If you anticipate that you will be unable to interact without crying, the Fredeens will understand if you need to walk away or bow out of an invitation and ask that it would be best if you try again at a later time.  They would like the campus to be a happy place to be as they drop off and pick up Teddy.

Please read the blogs for updates and to find answers to any questions you might have. Feel free to send kind words, via email (prayingfornina@gmail.com), or comment directly on the Praying for Nina blog.  Also, please contact the individuals on the sidebar should you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or ideas.

And lastly, we would also appreciate it if you would direct others to the Praying For Nina and Friends of the Fredeen Family blogs, as a first point of contact.

Thank you in advance for all your support and understanding.