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Laurie/Fund raiser updates

Monday, December 09, 2013

Laurie had her third chemo treatment this past week and like too many before her, she shaved her head wearing this as a badge of courage and hope. She has good days and better days, but through it all she is staying strong in her convictions and believes; courageous and so inspiring.

The fund raiser brought out hundreds of supporters. There were two venues going on that day. $6100 was raised at one and still don't know the total from the second one.
Needless to say it was an emotional day. We were all so moved by the great support system in place for Laurie. One event I have to mention: people signed up to raise money to shave their heads. Laurie's DH, Bob, who I might add is one of those men, along with some of his friends, always took great pride in their hair. Someone put up $300 for Bob to shave his head and of course he did....proudly showing his loving support. Another handful of his friends did the same...supporting both Laurie and Bob.
One of the gals at the event signed up to raise $1000 to shave her beautiful blond hair. I'm not sure if she thought that raising that kind of money was possible....but we did it. Tears flowed all around, but Dawn let Laurie shave her locks off.....just awesome!

As for DH and me.... we are doing well. Now that this event is done we can concentrate on staying healthy (so we can continue visiting with Laurie) and oh yes, Christmas is just around the corner so we better finish up our decos and shopping and wrapping and get some cookies baked and well you get the much to do, but what gets done gets top it off our son from Portland will be in town at the end of the month. He is standing up for his oldest friend's wedding on Jan. 3rd.
We hope to see him for a day or two.

I want to thank all of you for your on going support with comments and goodies. Truly keeps me going knowing just how much my extended family cares. I love you all.
Well, I need to shovel some more snow from last night so thanks for stopping by. Have a healthy day. Hug the ones you love. ((HUGS)) from me.
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    I was just thinking of you and wondering how you were doing so I wanted to leave you a friendly message.

    What can I say that everyone hasn't already said? I am so very sorry doesn't seem to be enough.

    Please accept my sympathy for I cannot imagine your pain.

    1515 days ago
    Isn't it great when friends rally around when you need them. We had an event at Papa's Dodge awhile back and it really brought tears to my eyes seeing all the people that came out in support. There are really some caring loving people still out there. The news just covers the bad and ugly. That is a shame.

    You and Laurie and her family are in my prayers and thoughts. It seems that with all the fund raisers that the Cancer Society does we should have a cure. I love that commercial that says 1 in 3 people survive but we won't stop until it is 3 out of 3. It will be 20 years on 12/28 that I lost my father to lung cancer. It still hurts bad.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope it is filled with blessings for you and yours. Love and hugs Barb.
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  • KANOE10
    What a wonderful fundraiser. I am so happy you have supportive people. I am keeping your daughter in my prayers.
    You are right about taking care of yourself so you can be there for your daughter.
    1597 days ago
    OH Barb, I am so glad to hear it was so successful. I am sure there just are no words to express the gratitude @ the support. I am happy.

    HUGS and prayers. May the holiday season be peaceful and loving.

    1597 days ago
    Barb, this brought tears to my eyes. What fantastic support Laurie has and God bless Bob for shaving his head also. Continue to keep her in my prayers....actually praying for the entire family.

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    1597 days ago
    So glad to see the fund raiser went so well. Lots of love and prayers for you all! May you enjoy a joyous Holiday season!

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  • JUSTA123
    So glad everything went off so well, hugs my friend!
    1597 days ago
    Wonderful support and continued prayers for Laurie.
    1597 days ago
    I'm so glad to see all of the support for Laurie. It must make her feel wonderful.

    We got a foot of snow and I'm not allowed to shovel. LOL.
    1597 days ago
  • DLG0505
    It sounds like you live in a great community with tons of support! Am so glad you had great fund raisers and so many friends around you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! And be sure to take care of yourself also through this time. emoticon emoticon
    1597 days ago
    After a year of aggressive chemo, and two reconstructive surgeries, my oldest daughter is finally in remission. My heart goes out to Laurie.... stay strong and positive.
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    1597 days ago
    Yep this blog made me cry!
    We are dealing with "similar" in our small town with a boy in my daughters class who has cancer - fundraisers, shaving of heads, outpourings of love and support...
    The human race really and truly is an amazing thing!
    Continued good blessings &well wishes and Faith wished for you and your family!
    1597 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Love you too Barb
    Sounds like the fundraiser was awesome! So proud of communities that come together to help someone going thru something so horrible as cancer.
    Good to see you back and good luck on getting your other things done.
    One thing at a time and if everything doesn't get done, that is ok, there is always next year and more Christmas's to come. Don't stress about doing it all. Just take care of you!
    Lots and lots and lots of hugs!

    1597 days ago
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