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Runners-up Verna Puckett, Sarasota, FL, helped keep her granddaughter safe, but in the process Nominator: Amy Boothby, adoptive mother of grandchild she had to stand up against her son in court. Kelli goes to work; every night he calls her to say “goodnight” and they sing “You Are My Sunshine” to each other. Nominator: Kelli Nunez, daughter Barbara Ausec, Buena Park, CA, watches her grandson every day when daughter Mildred Deem, Berlin, PA, Ella’s mom, learned she had breast cancer when Jodi, Ella’s sister, was pregnant with triplets. Mildred had the mass removed, went through radiation and never missed a beat with helping Jodi. She finished her treatments, and now she takes care of the triplets and their sibling, Sara, five days a week and sometimes on weekends when Jodi needs help. Nominator: Ella J. Marr, daughter a retired school teacher, volunteers in her grandson’s kindergarten classroom every week and took classes to learn how to care for her 4- year-old granddaughter, a type 1 diabetic. Nominator: Tracy Lay, daughter-in-law Carol and Doug Lay, Suamico, WI, moved to be closer to their grandchildren. Carol, Joan Vertucci, Tallahassee, FL, makes a daily lunch for her daughter so she can come Nominator: Pat Thor, friend and spend time with her daughter on her lunch break. Juanita Floyd, Detroit, MI, said not to put her grandchildren in daycare; she insisted Nominator: Karen Sanders, daughter that at 71 she could handle three children under 3—and she does. Carol Stewart, Maumee, OH, has managed to form a special bond with each of her Nominator: John Stewart, husband five grandchildren; they happily come running to hug her first when they come to visit. Cindy Johnson, Bellevue, WA, convinced her husband to refinance their home and Nominator: Danielle Dedmon, daughter hand over $10,000 to pay for her daughter and son-in-law to have in vitro fertilization after a three-year fertility battle. Their first cycle was successful, and they had a healthy baby boy. often as they’d like, so they fill the time in between with online video calls so they can see the children play and hear them laugh. The computer is their grandparent portal. Nominator: Jennifer Haffner, daughter 2009 David and Janice Willis, Mims, FL, can’t drive the 500 miles to visit their grandkids as 18 GRAND SEPTEMBER

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GRAND Magazine - September 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
2009 GRANDparent of the Year Award
Water Babies
“Mom, Meet My Doula”
Legacy
Ask GRAND
Cruel Sleep
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - intro
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Magazine - September 2009
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cover2
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 2009 GRANDparent of the Year Award
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Water Babies
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - “Mom, Meet My Doula”
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Legacy
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Ask GRAND
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cruel Sleep
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cover3
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Humana
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