ACTIVE SUN - A Shining Light for Karen George

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Real Estate Agent with Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial

A Shining Light for Karen George - Outpouring of Support for an Oustanding Active Rain MemberKaren George

Karen George, National Wholesale Mortgage, is battling cancer with courage and grace.  Many of you are followers of her blog and have yourselves written some inspiring blogs to support Karen.  Karen, a very active Active Rain member, is a superlative writer with humorous insights into business and life. 

The most recent post to Karen's blog is an entry from her husband, titled Karen George - An Update for Friends, at http://activerain.com/blogs/azmortgagelady.  Michael George has written a heartfelt thank you to all of the people who have been so supportive of Karen.  He writes of Karen's most recent setback and the treatment she is currently receiving.

Michael gives special mention to several Active Rain blogs that are incredible examples of special human beings coming through for another special human being who has been there for everyone and now needs some support, but would never ask for anything for herself.   

Adam Waldman makes a commitment of support and points out how simply all of us on Active Rain can be there for Karen.  Paula Henry has started a bank account for Karen, read about this at  http://../../../blogs/avonagent.  Several blogs are given special mention by Michael in his thank you blog.  Karen also has another blog, www.fighting-breast-cancer.com, which she started to spread awareness to other women and to encourage regular screenings and finding THE doctor who will closely follow any findings and not make assumptions, especially that anyone is too young to have breast cancer.  Karen is here to tell us that assumption lead to her cancer not being diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. 

Here is a quote from Karen:

"Bottom line:  If you or someone you knows ever has a lump, please follow it very closely.  You cannot put all of your faith into one doctor.  I did, and I am now considered terminally ill because of my blind faith.  He told me I was too young.  Young women do get breast cancerIf anyone tells you otherwise, including your doctor, give 'em a smack for me."

As you can see from this direct quote, Karen is not asking for sympathy, she is asking for action.  She wants to get the word out there to the world to be more aware of how to detect, prevent, and treat breast cancer.

This quote reveals the special spirit that is Karen George.  She has an amazing outlook on life and gives far more in life than she takes from life.  This post is to honor Karen, to create an even larger group of support for her on Active Rain, and to join her in her relentless commitment to help others be educated, aware and hooked up with the best health care providers possible to combat this disease.  We can volunteer to help Karen directly through her blog for fighting breast cancer, find ways to help her and Michael and send support in spirit as well as through the bank account.

What Karen and Michael do request is any business we can send to their company, National Wholesale Mortgage, http://www.azwm.com.  They are partners in this business and together they continue to run it as a full-time career.  The company is licensed in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.  We have so much power here at Active Rain to make an effort to send them business and refer them to people we know in these states. 

If we all could be responsible for one transaction getting to Karen and Michael George of National Wholesale Mortgage, http://www.azwm.com it would help them for a lifetime.  Such a small step can make such a huge difference.

Pat Hommel, Annapolis, Maryland

 

 

Comments (17)

Jennifer Monroe
Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTORĀ®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
Great idea! I know they appreciate their AR family :)
Sep 10, 2007 04:37 AM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Jennifer,  Thank you.  It is amazing to hear about all the people who have rallied to be there for Karen and Michael.
Sep 10, 2007 06:22 AM
Adam Waldman
Westcott Group Real Estate Company - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor - Long Island
PAT:  Nice post.  Hopefully people will respond to all of these efforts being made.
Sep 10, 2007 12:27 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Pat-

Good reminders, it doesn't matter how many posts we do, someone finds them at just the right time.  I wish I had borrowers, but I really only have sellers, so no mortgages needed at this time.  I am trying to help in other ways.

Sep 10, 2007 03:56 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Adam,  You are one of those people inspiring others to help Karen and Michael George.  You have been there for them and gone out of your way to help get the word out and get things done for them.  Thank you!
Sep 11, 2007 07:52 AM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Kathy,  Thank you for your comments and your continued support in helping Karen and Michael.  It's a pleasure talking with you.
Sep 11, 2007 07:54 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Pat, I am so proud of you for posting this! Shows how special you are!
Sep 12, 2007 12:37 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results
Pat - I wish only the best for Karen and Michael as they deal with Karens illness.
Sep 12, 2007 05:57 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Pat, I had a wonderful conversation with Karen today. She is overwhelmed with the outpouring of love from all of those here on the Rain. What a special young woman! Again, thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Sep 12, 2007 11:56 AM
Anonymous
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Margaret,   I'm so glad you were able to talk with Karen today.  It is so amazing that she continues to run her business and take care of the needs of others when she is going through so much herself.  It is inspiring to see the support going out to her from so many people here on AR!

Pat Hommel, Annapolis, Maryland 

Sep 12, 2007 02:13 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Pat, Karen is very inspiring. She is reading every comment and trying to respond to each one. What a trooper!!
Sep 14, 2007 02:50 PM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Pat - great post - Karen has helped so many and we were able to seen a contribution to make a small difference - Love your picture - who's the little cutie pie?  
Sep 16, 2007 04:29 AM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales

Cyndee, 

I know Karen appreciates any help she has received, most of all she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from AR members.  

The cutie in the picture with me is my 2 year old grandson, Wilem.  Don't you love his smile!

Sep 16, 2007 07:10 AM
Sharon "Toni" Brown
Exit Realty United - South Ozone Park, NY
South Ozone Park - New York City Real Estate

Pat

I wanted to respond to this post days ago, been too busy to get around to it.  It's great when someone can write as if they are reading the words from your heart. Thank You.
Karen so touched me with her story that I had finally scheduled my mammo for this year.  I deplore them, so painful for me.  I also am working to get some free screening done in my community because of her story.  What a woman and what a battle, I thank you for this post so that those new to AR will get to know who Karen is and hopefully be inspired by her story also.

Sep 17, 2007 08:01 AM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Toni,  It is such a good thing that you scheduled your mammogram.  And I applaud you for organizing the free screening in your community.  Karen's commitment and goals are reaching out and touching so many people - she is influencing your health screenings and you are in turn getting health screenings available to women in your community.  This type of networking is so awesome. I thank you for your comments on my post - read Karen's also, she recently wrote one about some nifty techie system - she is sharing more information with us, even when her plate is so full of other important matters in her life - she is an incredibly inspiring person. 
Sep 17, 2007 08:36 AM
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I never saw this post Pat.  Thank you so very much.  It really means a lot to me.

Jul 07, 2009 05:52 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael, So glad that Pat wrote this beautiful post and that we were able to share it with Karen. So glad you found it.

Jul 07, 2009 10:04 PM