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Unread 12-30-2010, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default One of our stampers is very sick...

Katie Renz at MY PAPER HAVEN is 39 and the mother of 3 young children, and was just diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer.

She is pouring out her story and her heart on her blog. If you have a moment, I think she would benefit from as much support and encouragement as possible.
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Whoa! Just finished reading her blog and I am speechless! I will keep her in my prayers. And her family as well! May God travel with her down this road and I pray she has a recovery.
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What a heartbreaking story Joan, thanks for mentioning this and posting the link to her blog. I've been so behind on blog surfing that I hadn't checked in on Katie for months. I've "worked" with her on Craft Critique and a few other design teams and can honestly say she is just a down-to-earth really sweet woman. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. I will keep her in my thoughts.

Is anyone collecting cards or would anyone have Katie's address and could PM it to me? I don't know if I've saved it anywhere and would love to send a card.
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What a heartbreaking story Joan, thanks for mentioning this and posting the link to her blog. I've been so behind on blog surfing that I hadn't checked in on Katie for months. I've "worked" with her on Craft Critique and a few other design teams and can honestly say she is just a down-to-earth really sweet woman. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. I will keep her in my thoughts.

Is anyone collecting cards or would anyone have Katie's address and could PM it to me? I don't know if I've saved it anywhere and would love to send a card.
I think I may have it Tracy-
I will look for it and send to you-
She is currently in the hospital getting chemo for a few days-
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Thank you for sharing this; I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Poor Katie! Thank you so much Joan.
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So sad will keep her in my prayers
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This is incredibly sad. It sure puts my "petty" problems into perspective. I am blown away by her courage and resolve. I just don't know what else to say. I am so sad for her, her three young children, and her husband. Sometimes, life is so very very unfair.
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Oh my! Katie is just a year older than me...I can not imagine what she is going through. Prayers are going up! And please...someone PM me her address. I will get my swap group to send her cards as well. TFS
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Oh my! Katie is just a year older than me...I can not imagine what she is going through. Prayers are going up! And please...someone PM me her address. I will get my swap group to send her cards as well. TFS
Yes, I will send weekly cards too, but I also will need someone to PM me her address. I hope we can, at least, do this for her.
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I have her address. PM me if you'd like it.
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Oh my! Katie is just a year older than me...I can not imagine what she is going through. Prayers are going up! And please...someone PM me her address. I will get my swap group to send her cards as well. TFS
Hi Tracy,

Did you get her address? If not, do you still want it? If so, PM me. Wow--- if your swap group would be willing to send her cards, I think that would be simply awesome! What a great idea!

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This is incredibly sad. It sure puts my "petty" problems into perspective. I am blown away by her courage and resolve. I just don't know what else to say. I am so sad for her, her three young children, and her husband. Sometimes, life is so very very unfair.
I couldn't have said this any better than you did. If someone could post an address that we could send her cards that would be great. She needs any bright moment in this time of darkness that we can give her. Maybe if someone knows her sister she could help us.
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Oh my goodness. I was sitting here earlier thinking how things really weren't always the best for me in 2010. Oh my...I feel so bad for her and her family. You just never know what's going to happen. Please stay strong and positive!! Prayers are definitely being sent her way. <3
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I sent you a PM. Thank you in advance for sending her a card now and then.
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I agree! I hope many of us send her beautiful handmade cards with well wishes and positive happy thoughts!

I didn't know of Katie until now; thank you Joan for starting this thread.
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Could someone please send me Katie's address I would also like to send her cards. I really wish there was something more I could do...
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Could someone please send me Katie's address I would also like to send her cards. I really wish there was something more I could do...
I know...I feel the same here...I hope our handmade cards will, at the very least, brighten her spirits a little.

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Wow...I'm speechless. Please pm me her address. I want to send her something too.

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Can you pm her address to me too please.... My heart just goes out to her and her family! Keeping them in my prayers!
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Can you pm her address to me too please.... My heart just goes out to her and her family! Keeping them in my prayers!
Sent you a PM.

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Wondering if I could get Katie's address to send some love. Thanks in advance.
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TFS! I went to Katie's blog, read her story and left a comment. I would love to send her a card if someone could pm me her address.
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Thanks for all the support!!! Kevin and I are home from the hospital as of yesterday and I have been trying to post updates as I feel up to it.
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Oh what a difficult journey to be facing!

Will someone please PM her snail addy to me?

Thanks for sharing this.
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Katie....just know that soooooo many hugs and prayers and thoughts and everything good is headed your way!!!! A special smilie just for you too!!!

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TFS Katie's story, Joan. I, too, would like to send here a card, if someone would share her address with me.
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