Update on Katie

Good afternoon everyone. I have a very heavy heart today thinking about our dear friend Katie Renz- the lastest update from her husband, Kevin, is HERE on her blog.

Also, Kate from i{heart}papers gracefully gave me permission to share her update here on my blog:

katiecha"No Five Minute Friday today. My heart is heavy for Katie Renz. (This picture is Katie at CHA…a much happier time. I love her smile.)

The Swimming for Katie hop and fundraiser this week was a huge success (more details on that next week) but Katie’s situation has a taken a turn for the worst. The tumor is bleeding and is pretty much uncontrollable. They are giving her transfusions but unless the bleeding subsides on its own, that’s a very short term solution.

The latest post from her husband is here if you want to read it.

I was privileged enough to speak with Katie yesterday and she expressed her tremendous thanks for everything this community has done for her and her family. Her mother also told me that seeing how other people view and care about her daughter has been a light in the very dark tunnel they have been traveling. So, know this, we are making a difference to this family.

The stamps are all still for sale and the donation link is active so please continue to help if you can. This family will need us more than ever in the days to come.

Cards can be sent to:

The Renz Family
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Thank you my friends."

I am so proud to be part of a community that truly reaches out to one another and does whatever they can to help someone in need. This family is in need in a big way. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have anything to give- GIVE. Thank you all for your generosity.


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