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"The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day. But the love and memory of you, shall never pass away."

10 years is often celebrated as an accomplished milestone. However, when it comes to the death of a loved one, that excitement is nonexistent and is filled with a sense of disbelief. 10 years sounds like an eternity yet it feels like yesterday. On each anniversary of Eddie's death, I vow to spread joy in honor of him by completing a random act of kindness. We need kindness more than ever before. This year, I decided to donate Novembers proceeds from my memoir purchases to the SGT Edward Bolen scholarship fund. We weren’t able to have our annual golf tournament fundraiser this year due to Covid. If you are interested please email me at contact@andreaperez.net and I will mail you a signed copy. Price is $14.99 plus shipping and can be sent via Venmo or Paypal. This scholarship goes to an individual at Chittenango High School who plays football, golf or is in the orchestra and demonstrates leadership and selflessness just as Eddie did during his years there.




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I am beyond excited to announce that after years of discussing this idea, my sister Diana and I have written our first children's book! Being a school counselor, I really wanted to create a book to teach children character education topics. Collaborating with my sister makes this book that much more special! We are currently working with our illustrator and I’m not going to divulge too much just yet. But, I will share the 2 main characters are Eddie and Fred! Anyone who knew Eddie already knows that he was a larger than life Superhero. He was never afraid to do something silly to put a smile on your face and he will live on as a beloved character teaching children life lessons. Fred already looks like a cartoon character so it was an easy choice. As we get closer to completion I will be sharing more information. Feel free to follow me for more updates on

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It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 6 months since staff and students have stepped foot into a school building. When the schools started closing, I assumed it would close for 2 weeks for cleaning and then resume as normal. Now it's almost September and teachers anxiety is at an all time high. They are adapting to a new way of teaching. Students are confused and parents are torn between doing what is best for the safety of their child as well as what is best for their family. There are people who feel comfortable with going back and others who are scared of the unknown.

I am heartbroken that this is going to be my daughters Kindergarten experience. She is beyond excited to go to school and this 6 feet apart, masked world that we are living in is not what I want for her. But as I talk to her and prepare her for what to expect, I am amazed with how resilient children are. She doesn’t fight me to wear the mask. She is accepting that this is for our safety and she’s just excited to make new friends, ride the school bus and learn how to read. Sometimes the world is a much better place when looking through the eyes of a 5 year old.

As many are heading back to school, whether it's virtual or hybrid, just remember we are in this together. One day we’ll be able to look back on this crazy time and appreciate the little things we took for granted.



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