October 12, 2011

Swimming for Katie....

Hello friends. Today I'd like to share the link to a fundraiser for Katie Renz. Katie was diagnosed with an inoperable cancer in December 2010. Since then Katie has shared her journey with cancer through many posts. I have spent the last hour wiping away tears as I've read Katie's story on her blog. I hurt for Katie and her family.

Cancer is such an ugly disease. I hate it. I hate that my mom had cancer reoccur three times when I was a teenager. I hate that her face is scarred from it. I hate that some of my precious family members and friends have died from cancer. I hate that my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer just this year. I hate that a great teacher at our high school just died from cancer before school started.

But I LOVE that friends and family come together for a cause. I love that my mother-in-law has just completed her radiation and her outlook is 100% hopeful. I love that my mom still lives next door to me. I love that there are people willing to share of themselves to help others.

Please take some of your time today to visit the i {heart} papers blog to learn the details of how you can help. Links are provided for stamps and digital images that are for sale to help support Katie. 100% of the profits go to Katie and her family. You can purchase stamps or you can do like I did and make a donation just by clicking the *donate* payment button at the link above. There are also links to a 3 day blog hop, with many designers participating. Please help in any way that you can.

Katie, my prayers go out to you and your family.


Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Thanks for spreading the word and helping Katie!

christina #4635 said...

My heart goes out to Katie and her family. I ordered my stamp last night!

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