MASK Unity Award Lunchoen


I am so honored to find out from MASK that I am a finalist for the MASK unity award thanks to all of your voting Wylder Nation!! 


Here is a list of the amazing women finalist that I am honored to be amonst;

Tami Butcher Author of “Bonus Mom”
Stephanie Cole Sweet Pea Project
Jennifer Cresswell Centrestage Dance Studio
Michelle Fanger Mother’s Grace
Tricia Feagles Mother’s Grace
Mari Hanson Author
Shannon Laffoon Wylder Nation
Sharyn Logue Children First Foundation
Jennifer Longdon Disabilities Advocate
Frances Mills-Yerger Workshops AZ
ShaRon Rea The Whole Family
Justine Schrimsher Heart and Soul Healing
Jennifer Wattier Scottsdale Police Department
Jennifer Weinstein Face Tolerance
Shari Weller Arbonne International
Lana Whitehead SWIMkids USA

Because we are are finalist Wylder Nation this means we will get a press release on our sweetest Wylder and how he is changing the World!  The winner will be announced at a lunchoen that MASK is having to honor all there nominees.  The winner will be decided by a board of people and a phone interview I have this Thursday.  This would mean that our Niemann Pick Family would get NATIONAL press releases as well as a 2 page spread in the award-winning MASK -Magazine Back-to School issue this summer.  What an amazing opportinuty this would be to shine some light for our rare disease community and share Wylder’s second childrens book coming this spring titled ‘Little O’ Wish”.  Things like this are always so bitter sweet as I am certain you all understand.   Although it would be my greatest wish to never to have be honored for such an award/nomination and only to be home with Wylder, I feel blessed to carry on Wylder’s ripple affect that WILL change the World, remind us what is truly important in life and find a cure for Niemann Pick Type A Disease. 


MASK is inviting any and all of us to there lunchoen on the 21st.  Tickets are $120 each.  Please message me on FB or email me at if you are interested in attending.  There is of course no pressure to attend … but I want to coordinate friends and fam so we can all sit together. ;)  Thank you all again so much for your support and votes these last few months and a HUGE thank you again to Stacey and Boomer for the nomination.  We as a family could not and would not feel so empowered with out all of the support we feel behind us from all of you and our Wylder James everyday. 

Here is the inforamtion on the lunchoen;

MASK(Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) would like to invite you to join us for the 2013 MASK Unity Award Luncheon at The Phoenician Resort, Scottsdale for a truly remarkable afternoon. Help us in honoring 30 extraordinary women for engaging and empowering their own families, but who also go above and beyond to empower others. 

Emcee: Catherine Anaya NewsAnchor, KPHO CBS 5 News
Guest Speaker: Lauren Daniels, Happily Ever After League, HEAL

 Wylder … we are doing anything and everything out of our love for you.  You are amazing and so loved little one.  xoxo  

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  1. How exciting for you, Shannon!! WylderNation NY is just beaming with pride for you! We love you and thank you for all you do— you are indeed Wylder’s Voice and I know he’ll be right beside you at your luncheon! xoxoxox

  2. Cathy Johnson says:

    This is just plain awesome, Shannon. How wonderful that you are being recognized for the wonderful work you are doing. I wish I were close enough to attend – that way I could give you a real huge hug instead of a cyber hug. Wylder, you have the most incredible Warrior Mama! xoxoxo

  3. I wish I could go!!! I love watching Wylder shine through you. I will be sending you all my love and vibes today for your interview- I know it will go great:) I cannot wait for the new Wylder book! xoxo ,Chelsea

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