Contributions For Karen George: Response To What You Can Do To Help

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8/23/2008:  NOTE:  This post is over year old - please visit Karen's blog for an update from her husband Michael.  Thanks - Calie

During the next few months, our Karen needs to be focusing all of her attention and energies towards healing. She has been fighting this battle for a while and needs to know that we all stand behind her; We are here to pray with her, cry with her and most importantly help her through.

Sarah Eubanks came up with this wonderfully giving idea to help our Karen.  In response to the overwhelming requests to help and with Karen's permission, we are asking the A/R community to help ease the burden of the every-day responsibilities. 

Since we are spread all over, instead of sending dinner via Fed Ex, we would like to ask you to send a gift card.

Some ideas include:

  • Merry Maids
  • Restaurants
  • Local Stores (Target, Fry's)

(Previously provided address is no longer available)                                                              

So, today while you're eating lunch or at Starbucks for an afternoon break, I want  you to think about this:

"Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis. Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease. Over 40,000 people will die this year; about 400 of them will be men." (www.breastcancerawareness.com)

                                         fighting breast cancer

                        

Attn Group Moderators:  Please, please feature this blog so we can make a difference in Karen's life. 

Attn A/R Bloggers:  If you would like to write your own so it can be in 5 more A/R groups, please do so.  Please leave the link in the comments of this blog, so we can all be linked together. The more attention that we can raise, the better.  Email me if you have any questions. 

Thank you.

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Rainmaker
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Calie,

I want to apologize...you wrote a comment on this on my blog, but then said you weren't putting a link (sure wish you had).  Anyway, there were a few others who have sent links, so I updated the post with Karen's name, and links....at the bottom of the original post........the "crying" one.....

Now, has anyone done the Post on $1 a member...if not I would love to write one........

Aug 13, 2007 03:41 PM #48
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Christine Trebendis ~ Rooms Revealed
Rooms Revealed - Brentwood, TN

Dear Calie,

Thank you for sharing Karen's story with us. I read her entire blog and can't get her out of my mind.  She is an inspiration to all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

I put an envelope in the mail today. Thank you Calie for everything you've done.

 

Aug 16, 2007 10:02 AM #49
Rainer
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Spokane Home Loans Spokane Mortgage
Spokane Mortgage - Spokane, WA

People can also donate cash through here paypal link.. I think it was in her last blog.

Aug 16, 2007 11:27 AM #50
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Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder

Kathy - Sorry about the link - for some reason, I thought we weren't suppose to be links in the comments of others' blogs.  I'll try and do better :)

Christine - Karen's story is one of courage, strength and inspiration for sure.  When your card arrives, I will email you and let you know.  Thanks again.

Scott - Thank you for mentioning the paypal link.  It, too, is a good way to support Karen.

Aug 17, 2007 01:22 AM #51
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Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder
Thank you, Corina. Your sentiments of prayer and encouragement are the most important things - the card is a beautiful reminder to Karen that she is loved and supported during this challenging time. 
Aug 20, 2007 02:11 PM #53
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Carmen Offutt
La Rosa Realty - Altamonte Springs, FL

Calie,

You are a good friend.  I have not been in the rain as much and I just found this post today and I am actually happy to be able to help.  I read Karen's post the first day it was posted and I have not been able to stop thinking about it since then, now I can do something, thanks.

Aug 25, 2007 02:40 PM #54
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Cindy Lin
Staged4more School of Home Staging - South San Francisco, CA
Host, The Home Staging Show podcast

This is AMAZING! It's a beautiful thing that we come together like so.

Cheers,

Cindy 

Aug 25, 2007 03:24 PM #55
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Betty Haney
Haney Consulting - Calgary, AB
Calie, like Carmen I just found the post and will be sending a gift card soon.  Thank you for being such a good, kind Active Rain friend to someone you have never met.  What a wonderful community this is.  Betty
Aug 25, 2007 03:47 PM #56
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Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder

Isn't it amazing that this seems to have taken on lives of their own?  It speaks volumes to me about the heart and soul of my fellow Active Rainers. 

Thank you to everyone who has sent a card to Karen.  If you included your name on the return address, I sent you an email when the card arrived.  If you didn't include your name, then my apologies - there's no way for me to know who you are.  If you want to email me to make sure it arrived safely, I'll be glad to check.  Thank you! - Calie

Aug 29, 2007 01:57 AM #57
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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin
Great idea. Thanks for sharing it.
Aug 31, 2007 12:36 AM #58
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Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder
Hello Everyone - Here's an updated post Karen wrote a couple of days ago.  Be sure to take a minute or two to read.  - Calie
Aug 31, 2007 12:42 AM #59
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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
I just found this (a link from Adam's post) and can't believe the ActiveRain gods didn't feature it as you requested.  Hopefully they've featured another on this topic - I dont always followi the featured posts myself because I keep pretty busy reading posts of folks who comment on mine. Anyway, thanks for the address.  I read Karen's story and forwarded it to all the young women in my family.  My thoughts and prayers are with her.
Sep 04, 2007 11:17 PM #60
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Calie, thanks for sharing and helping Karen. I know we all will do our part.
Sep 04, 2007 11:34 PM #61
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Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

I'm just finding this blog right now.  Will definetly help.  Is there any update by chance?

Thanks so much. All the best,

Beth

Oct 12, 2007 04:44 AM #62
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge

I heard from a close source the battle is coming to an end. It's very sad and I have a beloved family member going through the same.  Keep the family  in your thoughts and prayers .

Aug 22, 2008 01:43 PM #63
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

This family is in my prayers and thoughts for peace and grace.  God Bless you Tracy for bringing this to our attention.   

Aug 22, 2008 01:51 PM #64
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Karen is in my thoughts and prayers tonight and will remain. Thank you for sharing.

Aug 22, 2008 01:52 PM #65
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Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

Tracy, thank you for the update. I'm so sorry to hear this latest news and will keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers.

Aug 23, 2008 01:32 AM #66
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

This is very sad news indeed.  Karen's family will remain in our hearts and in our prayers.  May they feel the outreach of love and concern from this community.

Aug 23, 2008 06:27 AM #67
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Calie Waterhouse
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8/23/2008: NOTE: This post is over year old - please visit Karen's blog for an update from her husband Michael. Thanks - Calie

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