This site is dedicated to Tori and everyone who loves her. It should allow all of us to share our feelings for her and our stories about her. We will also enter all updates on Tori's condition and progress to this site. Please feel free to direct others to this site for information on Tori. We thank all of you greatly for your love, prayers, thoughts and support. -- The Schmanski Family

PICU: Child first and always

This is my very first post on (and also the first post period).

While talking to Tori's father last night, he appeared anxious to find a way to communicate more efficiently with all the people who love Tori.

It was the least I could do to try and setup something that would allow those who care about her to communicate and share their stories and thoughts.

5 years ago, Tim's family has been so welcoming. They have taken us to become part of their life and I will be eternally thankfull for that. Maria and Tim have some of the most wonderful children anyone could ever wish to live with and see grow. Tori is no expection.

The love and hope that Tori's bestfriend has for her is unbelievable. Tim took this picture recently and I wanted to honor her friend by including here in my first post. For those of you that do not know me, I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words so here it is: