Marie’s Story

Site created on April 29, 2021

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Journal entry by Ryan Packer

Happy Anniversary, Pack Attack!!! ❤️❤️

Four years of #MeetThePackers and she hasn’t run off yet….! Surprised Marie picking her up at Day Rehab with flowers (we got a round of applause from patients waiting for rides at #ShirleyRyan when I gave her the flowers and a kiss at the entrance 😜🤣), then I told her we weren’t going home tonight…. 👍🏻😇😈

I got us a reservation at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and they took good care of us…!! 🤯🤩🥳 They even included her favorite fruit and macaroon plate! (I may have told them our whole story, including staying here on our wedding night and everything she’s been through the last 7 weeks… Outstanding work and very kind, #HiltonHonors and #WaldorfAstoria !! 🥰😍👍🏻)

She loves it!! She even said “I love it!” and then got that surprised look when she says something amazing again 👍🏻

I brought sparkling grape juice for a toast- 4 years in, cheers to 40 more! 🥂

She’s earned it- I told her tonight there’s no stroke, no therapy, no MRI machines, no Aphasia, no stress, no pain, no fear- just the bathtub, balcony, room service, trashy TV and sparkling company… 😜🥰🥳❤️❤️

Each anniversary (each DAY) from here on out is a gift- and we’ll enjoy every minute of it!!! ❤️❤️🎉💃🏼🕺🏼💍👩🏼‍❤️‍👨🏻

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