Sunday, November 7, 2010


Clara lost her battle with biliary atresia last night. Matt and Ana ask that you respect their space and time to grieve as a family at this time. We will post details as they become available. You can post messages to the family in the comment section of this blog or in the discussion part of the Clara Bear Fund page on facebook.
At this time, if you wish to do something for the family, please donate to the Clara Bear Fund.
Thank you,
The Clara Bear Admin Team

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Support Clara while shopping!

The great vendors of etsy are helping Clara a bit more! The following vendors are hosting an online benefit through November 1st. Shop at their sites and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Clara Bear Fund! Keep checking back as more vendors join the cause. (art work) (hand made crafts) (hair bows and more)

Monday, October 18, 2010


To quote baby Clara's mom, "There are not enough words to thank you." We deposited just over $8,000 from yesterday's benefit for Clara. Along with the other donations received ahead of time, that brings our total to just shy of $10,000!!!! We've got a little fighter, some money and a whole lot of love behind her!!!! A few more pounds, a lot of positive energy, and Mayo Clinic, here we come!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sunday's the Big Day!

Clara's benefit will be tomorrow, Sunday, October 17th from 12-5 at the Cotton Exchange in Waterford. We have amazing auction items, door prizes, Model T rides, a fun money casino, and scrumptious baked goods. We hope to see you there!

By the way, our baby bear herself will be in attendance. Come see our motivation and maybe you'll be blessed with a Clara smile!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A huge thank you to our sponsors!

We'd like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations of time, talents, auction items, or funds for Sunday's benefit.

The Cotton Exchange
The Kinder Kloset
Reineman’s True Value
Baymont Inn
Pick N Save
Waterford Junction BP
Cedar Shack
JCI Greenfield
Burlington Rotary
Nancy Dziedzic
Donna Fisher
Patti Beck & Tim Draskovich
Pharmacy Station
Burger King
Roesing’s Furniture
The Union House
My Closet Castaways
YES MAM Creations
Starks Sport Shop
M&I Bank
Edgerton Pharmacy
Courthouse Creations
Well Rounded Maternity Center
Mother Moon Pads
GEM Cloth
Slice Custom Cakes
Music Therapy Services of Waukesha County
Rebecca Stujenske
Keitra Gellings
Emily Nicholson
American Family of Edgerton
Julie Campbell
R&B Karaoke
Lisa Desmond Photography
Fred and Darlene Loomis
Christine Martin
The teachers and staff of Waterford Graded School District and WUHS

If you have the chance, repay their kindness by frequenting their businesses!

See you all on Sunday!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

1 week!!

One week till the Clara Bear Benefit!!
The benefit will be held at the Cotton Exchange in Waterford from 12-5pm. If you don't know how to get there, here are some directions, so NO excuses!!
We are having a vendor fair, model T rides, a silent auction, bake sale, casino tables, and some activities for the kiddos! There is something for everyone! Cost to get in is $20 for adults, $10 for kids 3-10, and kids 2 and under are free. This gets you unlimited spaghetti, salad, and breadsticks.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!! Clara and family need all the support we can drum up!

See you there!!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Clara spent her 7 month birthday at home this weekend! Thanks to the CBF supporters, Mom and Dad were able to pick up some much needed supplies to help with the transition from ICU to home. Big brother Liam is happy to have "Baby Bear" back where she belongs. Never underestimate what your support does! All of the donations add up to make a huge difference in Clara's life!

The benefit for Oct 17th is coming along. Confirmed vendors include Partylite, Miche Bags, Ippity Stamps, L'Bri Skin Care, Carrie's Crafts, Demmer Art, Tastefully Simple, Discovery Toys and more! Auction items so far vary from local restaurant gift certificates to cordless drills to toys. Something for everyone! We hope to see you there!