Thank you

Thank you for all of the love, support and sympathy our family has received over the past nine days since Tori's passing and we are very grateful for all of those who could attend Tori's viewing, service, dedication and luncheon afterward. We consider all of you as part of our family.

We would also like to especially thank Paul and Sandy Schmanski for everything they have done for Tori and us over the past 4.5 years and for all of the preparation last week for the celebration of Tori's life. We love you both so much!!

To Guy Lunardi, you are and always will be a part of family and your heart, kindness and generosity are boundless. You amaze us continuously and we love you more than you can imagine. Guy also put in so much time and effort in making Tori's life celebration so special.

To Marilyn Hess who has also supported Tori and our family for many years, you are the ultimate example of what a friendship should entail. We love you so much as well and thank you for all you have for us during this very difficult past week.

Pictures, video and audio was taken during Tori's celebration of life and I will be putting together a presentation for all of those who could not attend over the next couple of weeks. It truly was special and I will share the celebration with all of you.

If you wish to see many of the wonderful pictures now please use Facebook and add 'Tori Schmanski' as a friend and I will approve the friendship.

Thank you all once more,

The Schmanski Family
Tim, Maria, Tori, Whitney and Brendan

With Deepest Sympathy

Dear Schmanski Family,

I only learned two days ago of Tori's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have followed Tori's website since our baby Daniel was diagnosed with SMA three years ago. From your words on your blog I felt a sense of comfort because i knew that you really knew what our life was like.

Tori's fight became an inspiration for us. Your fight and advocacy for stem cell reseach and treatment gave us great hope. Your drive to provide the best care kept us on our toes to do the same. We fell in love with your family.

Our Daniel continues to do well despite his prognosis. We take him for stem cell treatments but also work around the clock to provide his other care. We will hold Tori's memory close as we strive to provide care for Daniel. I find peace in my heart that if Daniel passes that she will be there to show him (and the rest of us) the way to heaven. We trust that your precious angel has her dance wings on and is a beacon.

We hope you find some peace. I cannot imagine what it will take to find it. You are always welcomed to call or write for support. I hope you do not mind if we put a tribute on our website for Tori.

Thank you for the courage you have given us!

The Sacripante Family