Today I'm going to be sharing the stories from the other Radisch girls - Jami, Julianna & Daniele. Hannah has had a tremendous impact on many people, but the fierce love these girls have for Hannah's brother Robbie is the greatest gift that Hannah has left for us. While Hannah & Ariel had become fast friends during the early part of 7th grade, we did not meet the rest of the Radisch family until the spring of that year, at another friend's bat mitzvah. Robbie was just 15 months old at the time and had recently learned to walk. Daniele, being the 'big girl' (just 3yr old at the time), took over his care that day, and they've been best buddies ever since. Hannah loved her baby brother like no one else possibly could, but Daniele was a close second, a baby sister, and she adored her.
During the chaos of those first days in the hospital when we didn't really know what was going on, their mom Jeni stepped in and took care of Robbie so we could be with Hannah. She then started watching him regularly and was soon known as 'mama Jeni'. Even now, years later, she is still 'mama Jeni' to Robbie, and had watched him after school up until recently, when the pademic hit. While they don't see each other now as often as they did before, they still have an unbreakable bond. I've always been a big believer that there are no coincidences in this life, and there is no doubt that Hannah brought this family into our lives...first as friends, now as family.
I have soooo many pictures of Robbie with his girls, but included in these posts are some of the girl's favorites that they shared with me, along with some of my favorites too. These girls have given Robbie the happy childhood he so desperately deserved, and we are forever grateful for their continued fierce love of their 'bonus' little brother.