Welcome and Door Prizes!


We are thrilled you have joined us this evening to celebrate the release of Nancy Fileccia’s new book: More Than A Memory: The Candace Kate Story!

Candace Kate, Batten Disease

One Family’s Story of Love, Pain, Loss, and Joy

Candace Kate Story, Special Needs Adoption

The Fileccias did not consider themselves special; just an ordinary family. Yet in 2003, God chose them to begin an extraordinary life journey. Trusting in their faith, Rusty and Nancy packed up their three children and traveled to China to adopt Xing Dan Nang (Candace), an eight-year-old blind girl. Little did they know this trip would lead them through the deepest valleys a family could ever experience.

The challenge of teaching a blind child paled to insignificance when their precious daughter was diagnosed with Battens, a fatal disease, in 2006. The next three years became a roller coaster ride of deep despair, desperate hope, and searching for answers. Based on Nancy’s heartfelt journal entries of their journey, the story of Candace Kate unfolds, shining a light on God’s purpose to give this little girl a “forever family” and showing how she lived a full life in only thirteen years.

Life is short; no one is guaranteed eighty years. But during our time on earth we can inspire, love, and show God’s undying love for us, before He calls us home.

You can read all about More Than A Memory: The Candace Kate Story and preview the first chapter.

Read reviews from the Candace Kate Story Launch Team!

We have a couple of free door prizes to share with our attendees. Please download these tonight after the party as the links expire on Wednesday, May 14th.

Candace Kate Story, Special Needs Adoption

 The first door prize is from Kathie Morrissey of Character Corner.

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Door Prize #1: Download a copy of Building Character in Your Children: Purposeful Parenting (Expires Wed., May 14)

As parents, it is SO important that we are PURPOSEFUL in our PARENTING!  One area that requires us to plan and be purposeful, is the area of character training.  In this ebook we will look at the importance of setting an example of Godly character for our children, giving them Godly role models, and also teaching and training them in the area of character. Included is a 10 step plan for teaching our kids character, fun ways to give them Godly role models, and many practical ways to teach specific traits and help the kids learn to apply the teaching to their every day life.

This 60 page ebook will not only encourage and motivate you to purposefully work to build character into your children, it will get you EXCITED about the opportunity you have to nurture this most important fruit in your children.

You can stay updated with Character Corner on Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you, Kathy!

The second door prize for this evening is from A Journey Through Learning.


Door Prize #2: Mother’s Memories (This download link expires on Wed., May 14)

Just like you, we too, are mothers. We have chosen the journey to teach, lead and guide our children in everything that they do.

Certainly, we want to be an intimate part of our children’s lives but we have to ask ourselves-do our children really know us? What were our childhood dreams, who were our best friends, how much did we weigh at birth, and how did we meet their dad?

It is our prayer that our Mother’s Memories Lapbook will allow you to give a little bit of yourself to your child. It is to be completed and given to your child to have as a keepsake. How much fun it would be to work on your lapbooks together if your child is in the process of doing a lapbook too!

Topics include:

  • A Letter to my Child,
  • Your Family Tree
  • Your Mom and Dad (child’s grandparents)
  • Growing Up (birth, school, college)
  • Your Childhood Pets
  • Your Best Friends
  • Your Favorite Childhood Memories
  • Your Siblings
  • Your Favorite Books, Songs, Movies
  • Your Family Recipes
  • How You Met your Child’s Father
  • Your Wedding Day
  • When You Were First Married (first house, first car, etc.)
  • Origin of your Maiden Name
  • Your Hopes and Dreams for Your Child

Our “No Hassle” lapbook instructions are color-coded to make it easy to assemble!