• Help us say thanks

    Help us say thanks

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we have to tell you about what Tiffany Green has been doing for Nora.  Tiffany, who you may remember as my friend and long-time sister, gave Nora a pledge last Christmas.  That pledge was to spend 2016 running for Nora - literally ruhh-ning, like with the shoes and the races and the self-motivational stuff.  So, did she do it? Did she really run for a whole year? Continue reading...
  • Nora's Wagon

    Nora's Wagon

    Nora has been tolerating her regular EasyS stroller wheelchair less and less. You know the one I'm referring to if you've been following us for a little while or have watched any of our YouTube channel videos.  The chair is still our main mode of transportation for short trips (90 minutes max).  
    Fun fact:  Nora's first wagon was red and plastic.  We recieved it from FSMA, who is now CureSMA. They sent Nora a SMA care package of sorts, shortly after her diagnosis. Continue reading...
  • One beautiful girl

    One beautiful girl

    We recently received these pictures we had taken at the start of the school year.  We were very happy with how great they turned out.  Nora looks so beautiful.
    Before the photo-shoot,  Nora was worried about having to wear her mask for pictures, which breaks our hearts because it means she's self conscious about her mask.   At the same time though, she was very worried we would take her mask off Continue reading...
  • Moonlit walk wish

    Moonlit walk wish

    In the evenings, after hurling water balloons at each other (seriously, we do that very frequently), we often take a walk around our subdivision. Jaime pulls Nora in her crappy old wagon and I plod along next to her. Since it gets dark earlier now, I always grab my favorite walking flashlight before we head out. Jaime often complains that we have... Continue reading...
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goodentree    /ˈgo͝odənˌtrēˈ/   noun

derived from our last name: Gooden and the idea of a family tree We came up with the name after we made the decision to start a family (have a child).
When Nora was born and diagnosed with the terminal disease SMA, her story quickly spread, and goodentree became established.