Here is just a bit about Tommy to help you know him better.

Name: Thomas Marshall



Age 7


  • Burgers are his number one favorite food! He can name a dozen restaurants where he can eat a burger. He now eats Chinese, Thai and Mexican foods. He would eat oranges until he gets sick if you let him.
  • VIP Sports Camp
  • Working with his Music Teacher, Mr. Milchik.
  • Playing music and having it repeated back to him with the Talking Tom app.
  • Art class in his new school.
  • Swimming
  • Fresh nutmeg on his cinnamon toast! He is fancy like that.
  • Playing at the playground. He loves the slides and swings.
  • Idlewild Park. He is obsessed and constantly asks if it’s back open yet.
  • Carousels. He even likes to listen to carousel music. Yes, that’s a thing.


  • Waiting!
  • Tooth brushing
  • His seatbelt. He’s always pulling on it.
  • Ringtones that sound like an old fashioned telephone. It really bothers him.


Age: 6


  • Gummy bears, oranges, mango, mac’n cheese, chicken sandwiches from Chick Fil-A, cheeseburgers, mashed potatoes… and much more. Not bad for a former g-tube kid!
  • Swings
  • Elevators
  • Going out to eat (This was unimaginable when I started blogging)
  • Music class
  • Music (Thelonious Monk, The Black Keys, Marvin Gaye…)
  • Swimming
  • Dogs (He knows the name of every dog we know!)
  • Going to the barber shop with Dad.
  • Cooking
  • Shopping (Really! He loves to shop.)
  • School.
  • Orientation & Mobility (He is a great cane user!)
  • Reading book with Mommy at bedtime.



  • Tooth brushing
  • Being cold
  • Popsicles
  • Getting his fingernails trimmed.
  • Sitting still!
  • Rainy days (Because he can’t go outside)



Age: 4


  • Cheeseballs, gummy bears, salami, kielbasa, mango, apples, buttered bread, spaghetti o’s, mac n’ cheese
  • swings, elevators, dancing, jumping
  • school – especially his friends and teachers
  • music class, Led Zepplin, jazz music, playing instruments
  • baths, swimming
  • warm towels
  • sitting in front of the heater
  • being with friends and family
  • walking up and down steps, exploring new environments
  • the grocery store and shopping in general
  • Elmo and any other toy that talks
  • haircuts


  • hair washing,
  • holding his head up
  • sitting still
  • quiet
  • inside of pumpkins
  • chicken
  • long car rides
  • long waits


4 thoughts on “About Tommy

  1. Henry Patrick Driscoll (Ann Lauth's friend at work)

    sounds like a great night! one great guy (geno) taking out another great guy (tommy). Today, his grandmother Ann told me all about this special night in geno’s luxury box, and I am so glad I got to read the play by play on his website! excellent! someday I would like to meet this special guy in person (maybe if there is a bring your grandson to work day!) I will definitely keep up on very cool tommy through this very cool blog.

    • Hi! It was an incredible night. Thanks for stopping by to say Hi on the blog. 🙂

  2. Crystal Wash

    I’m so excited about this blog and reading Tommy’s story. He is an extraordinary little guy! I am an educator in Chicago, IL and I have one daughter named Katie.

    • Hi Crystal,

      I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts. It’s great to have educators that can weigh in and offer their ideas and perspective. 🙂 If you have any questions let me know. I might be able to blog about it. I”m always looking for ideas.


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