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my beautiful wife, the mortgage proGood afternoon fellow ActiveRainers.  From now on, this blog will be co-authored by Michael and Karen George.

As most of Karen's regular readers are aware, Karen did 90% of the writing and I (Michael George) acted as her assistant...giving her ideas to write about when she had the occasional writer's block.

Occasionally, I would write a post.  I think I wrote about 4 or 5 of the hundred posts Karen wrote.  So hopefully, those of you that enjoyed Karen's posts will also enjoy mine.  We were connected at the hip and write in a similar fashion.

As of now however, it is difficult for Karen to write.  She still wants to be involved in the online community.  She wants to read posts (and she does) but leaving comments is tough.  Her hands aren't working well.

However, for those of you that know about Karen's fight with breast cancer...  Well, you should know that she is fighting very hard right now.  I am not going to write a great deal about it here, but to those that are friends of Karen, please contact me at karen.george@azwm.com and I will fill you in.

Thank you for reading and all prayers are appreciated!

 

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Elvis Saloum

Mike,

My prayers are with you.  If you need anything, just let me know. 

Aug 26, 2008 04:45 PM #119
Rainmaker
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Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker
MR Realty - Mesa, AZ

Michael & family - May you find comfort in this very difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss. We will surely miss Karen and her forever giving personality and kindness. It's been my honor reading her words and expertise this past year. May you be blessed and find some peace in knowing she was loved and cherished by many. Your neighbor, Candce in Gilbert.

Aug 26, 2008 05:03 PM #120
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Debbie Wheeler
Real Estate Staging/Rooms Rearranged, LLC - Chandler, AZ
Chandler, AZ Rooms Rearranged RESA, IRIS

Michael & Family,  - I'm saddened I never had the opportunity to meet Karen she obviously was loved and respected by so many here on AR.  I loved reading her blogs and she will surely be missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Aug 27, 2008 03:24 AM #121
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Judi Glamb
Coldwell Banker Hearthside - Hellertown, PA
Associate Broker, ABR

Michael & Family - I haven't stopped by AR for a while, when I have always checked in Karen's blog.  Words can't convey the sadness I feel for you and the whole family. One evening I even read through her other blog that went through her initial fight.  The blog seemed to present a very realistic view - and I'm sure there is much more.  May your AR Angel be in peace!

Aug 27, 2008 12:31 PM #122
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Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ

Michael - my heart aches for you.......   I am so proud to say I knew Karen.   Thank you for taking such good care of her during this long battle.    She is now pain free and that's the only logical thing someone like myself can hold on too.

Smile and know how much we all loved Karen and are holding you close to our hearts

Aug 27, 2008 01:16 PM #123
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Michael, Karen meant the world to me and she will always hold a special place in my heart. God's love, grace and peace will envelope you during this time. Karen is now pain free, try and hold onto that in the days ahead. I so admire your love and care for her, she was a great example to us here and during the great blogging experiment. (((hugs)))

Aug 27, 2008 02:02 PM #124
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Linda M. Cataldo
Dock Street Realty - Myrtle Beach, SC
Beach Destinations Realty Myrtle Beach

Michael and Karen,

You are both in my prayers.  What a truly special couple you are...

Aug 28, 2008 12:53 PM #125
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Brian Hoots
Real Living Speckman Realty, Inc. - Bourbonnais, IL

Michael and family, I really enjoyed Karen's blog and I know she will be missed.  Our prayers are with you.

Sep 02, 2008 09:14 AM #126
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Deborah Wilson
Hackenberg Realty Group - Canton, OH
Stark County OH Real Estate

Michael, I always looked forward to reading Karen's blogs, her personality and courage just shined through.  I will miss her. May God bless you and keep you.

Sep 02, 2008 10:04 AM #127
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Deborah Wilson
Hackenberg Realty Group - Canton, OH
Stark County OH Real Estate

Michael, I always looked forward to reading Karen's blogs, her personality and courage just shined through.  I will miss her. May God bless you and keep you.

Sep 02, 2008 10:04 AM #128
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Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

Karen, 

You are in my prayers daily!  Cancer is a difficult disease...I lost my mother last year to ovarian cancer and lost my sister 5 years ago to ovarian cancer also.  I've watched and read your blogs, pretty much all of them...thank you for being a true inspiration.  Fight the Fight!

God Bless you,

Cheron Lange

Sep 02, 2008 10:10 AM #129
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Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

Karen, 

You are in my prayers daily!  Cancer is a difficult disease...I lost my mother last year to ovarian cancer and lost my sister 5 years ago to ovarian cancer also.  I've watched and read your blogs, pretty much all of them...thank you for being a true inspiration.  Fight the Fight!

God Bless you,

Cheron Lange

Sep 02, 2008 10:11 AM #130
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Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder

Like others, we continue to keep Michael and the family in our prayers.  While Karen fought valiantly against this evil monster called cancer, her young body was just too frail to continue.  When Karen passed away, I envision she was swept up by Angels and taken "home" to live an eternity without pain and suffering.  

George Tallabas penned a beautiful Good Bye to Karen on 8/24/08

Sep 03, 2008 01:57 AM #131
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Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA
Broker REALTOR ,GRI, e-PRO

Dear Michael,  I just got the belated news of Karens passing. My heart is deeply saddened. She was truly a respected member of the ActiveRain family. She will be missed and fondly remembered.  May her memories comfort you during this difficult times.  You are  in my prayers.

Sep 08, 2008 03:30 PM #132
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Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Michael, I didn't know Karen and I'm sure she didn't know me, but I have read a few of her blog entries in the past and they always made me smile. I had no idea she had cancer and am deeply saddened for your loss. I cannot even imagine losing my best friend to cancer.

There are many here who love and care for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope that Karen's memory will always bring happiness into the lives of those who knew her or knew of her.

Sep 09, 2008 10:26 AM #133
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Sandy Noll
(RSVP Real Estate) 425.890.0878 - Woodinville, WA
Real Estate Team From Mill Creek to Mercer Island

Michael I just read the news and I am so sorry to read about Karen's passing.  She was a truly amazing person who touched so many.  The battle she fought was a tough one and she never lost her spirit.  I had never spoken to or met her but from the moment I first read her blog I was hooked!  I will continue to pray for you now in your time of loss.  God Bless You ~Sandy Noll

Sep 11, 2008 12:26 PM #134
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Bob Carney
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales - Mc Henry, MD
Licensed MD/PA Real Estate Agent

I still miss you.

Sep 24, 2008 11:30 AM #135
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Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

God Bless you Michael....the times will be rough and you will cherish the memories....God is truly with you!

Cheron Lange

Sep 28, 2008 04:53 PM #136
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte

I miss you Karen. As I change my Twitter avatar to "CANCER SUCKS" I miss you.

Oct 02, 2008 08:30 AM #137
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Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights
First Realty Company - Crossville, TN

Karen ` my prayers are with you! I am a recent survivor of cervical cancer with 7 bouts of therapy. I recently had a brain tumor removed that was linked. Im scheduled for one radiation treatment and the outlook looks bright. I've found that a positive attitude and prayer has alot to do with my speedy recovery!  Call me anytime!

Oct 10, 2008 05:45 AM #138
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