Friday, June 15, 2007

A Favor to Ask-Cards for Karen

So I've been away a little this week, and I've debated overnight whether or not to post on the subject because I said that I was going to keep my blog mostly about stamping. I've come the the conclusion though that I believe most of you out there have huge hearts and I've become my "friends" even though I know very few of you personally.
So, my sister Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer this week at the age of 41. For those of you that know me and have come to my classes or to stamp camp, you know her, very different than me. Petite, quiet, and sweet. (Well I might be sweet at times, but petite and quiet will never describe me.) For those of you that don't, she is the reason I stamp and the reason I became a demonstrator. SHE was the stamper, not me! She got me hooked, and she was the one that introduced me to Kristin who is now my upline.
So I'm asking a favor of you. Will you help me fill her mailbox in the coming weeks with love, laughter, hope, and prayers? I would love for her to walk out there and find a least one card a day from a stranger that is thinking of her. If not, would you please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
I'm posting her address here with the hope that it doesn't get misused, that the power "GIRLFRIENDS" is alive and well. Thank you to all you, and if you would like to link this and spread the word for CARDS FOR KAREN, please do!!!!! Thank you (okay I'm all teary eyed, time to go...)

Karen Jeanson
215 21st St. SE
Rochester, MN 55904


Dawn T said...

Hi Cat,
I will pass this along to my stamping groups up here in Canada.

Take care, thank you for sharing and sending prayers to your sister.
Dawn in Canada

Anonymous said...

Mine is on the way. Addressed to be sent out in the a.m. Breast Cancer is treatable and curable. Tell her to try her best to think positively, eat healthy and destress if possible. You would be amazed at what a difference it can make in treatment. Prayers and love to you both!

Rita said...

As I make Karen a card this weekend, I am keeping her (and you) in my prayers.

"I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee; be strong and of a good courage." Joshua 1:5 & 6

Sending my best wishes.

KIMBERLY said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. I will most definitelt help fill her mailbox!! Your sister will be in my prayers!

Flossie's Follies said...

At a time like this it is important to remain positive, and what better way to put a smile in one's heart than receive a handmade card. Mine will be in the mail by Tuesday.

Corie said...

Sorry to hear about your sis. I will definately send a card, and keep all of you in my prayers.

Chanda said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will keep her in my prayers and the card is on it's way... I just participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer earlier this month in Chicago and spoke with many survivors. Let's add her to that list!!!!

Melissa said...


I'm very sorry to hear about your sister. I'm doing a card right away and will send one off to her. Will you continue to update us on her condition?

Many Blessings,

Pat said...

Hi Kat,
Sorry to hear about your sister. I will get a card in the mail today and will keep her and your family in my prayers. Hold onto hope.

KIMBERLY said...

Hi Kat,
Just wanted to let you know that I droped Karen's card off at the post office today. I will send more occasionally to halp keep her as cheerful as possible.

Keri said...

Hey Kat,
I saw Flossies card on her blog and the note about it and I promised I would send a card in the am! So you can count on me doing my part! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a "gentle" cure. HUGE HUGS~

Emilia said...

Hi, Kat,
I found this via Flossie's blog.
Though we don't know each other nor Karen, I wish my card will bring her a little bit smile. I will send out a card for her in few days.
Wish her get will very soon. She will.

Nancy Grant said...

I have a card for your sister. The mail here is really slow so it might take some time to make its way to her.

I'm so sorry to hear the news. I know this must be hard on you too. Asking for cards for her is a selfless thing to request. Please know that I am thinking of you too.

Nancy Grant

Wanda said...

I just stumbled on this blog and maybe for a good reaso. I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer about a year ago and underwent a lumpectomy and 6 weeks of radiation. Now a year later, I see no difference. I hope it's the same with Karen.


Kathy said...

I just came across your blog too, but I'll be sending a card out to Karen.

Letap said...

Have just found your blog. I too was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of last year and have had surgery and recently finished radiotherapy. We must all be positive - not always easy - but many people are out there surrounding those they care about with love and support. Your wish for cards is lovely - mine will be on its way tomorrow.

Paula said...

Oh, I will put a card in the mail tomorrow. You are sweet for doing this for her. You need a kind word too, so here it is: I love your blog, your work is superior.