The Quotidian, September 24, 2010 – “Sisu”

“Sisu” is a Finnish word which means “to show courage, strength and determination in the face of adversity.”

[Source: The Bellingham Herald and SISU Children’s Fund website, accessed September 23, 2010].

Frank and Susan Sanchez of Bellingham, Washington State, established the SISU Children’s Fund in memory of their daughter Jolene Sanchez. SISU Children’s Fund helps children who have mental and physical disabilities and need help with treatments and therapies.

Please support SISU Children’s Fund. Link to website:

I dedicate this post on “sisu” to the memory of Jolene Sanchez and in honor of Frank and Susan Sanchez and the entire Sanchez Family.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, September 24, 2010 – “Sisu”

  1. What a beautiful story! They sound like an incredible family. Thanks for sharing!

    Write on!

  2. Thank you Carolyn.

    When I read about the Sanchez Family, I wanted to write about them immediately.

    Blessings, Andy

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