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Keturah's Camp Good Mourning Story

Maybe it was the refreshing breeze, or the serenity I felt as I strolled through the camps pathway. Perhaps it was simply the joyous conversations coming from some of the campers and warm hugs and smiles from the buddies. Though I can’t pinpoint what it was specifically, I knew this combination made me feel right…

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Grieve Together

A year ago today I began what ultimately became a long, hard year of goodbyes to people I really loved. I was at work and received a call from my dad that I needed to go home to Texas because they were moving my hilariously adorable and totally inappropriate grandmother to hospice – it was…

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Derrick's Story: To Write Love on Her Arms

Throughout the year, my employer, IDI, hosts “Caring Days” to raise money for nonprofits championed by IDI employees.  Kate’s Club enjoyed a 2011 IDI Caring Day.  Most recently the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) was spotlighted by my coworker Derrick.  Derrick shared his TWLOHA connection and involvement with IDI and generously agreed to allow…

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Changed Our Lives

On July cheap generic viagra with dapoxetine 100mg 6th, 2012 my daughter and our family’s lives were changed forever. An amazing man, my friend, and her father died. He committed suicide. My heart still hurts about this. Not only levitra versus viagra because of how it affects me, but mainly because of how it affects…

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Six Years Gone

  Lt. Col. Paul Finken died in Iraq in 2006, leaving behind his wife, Jackie, and their three daughters, Emilie, Caroline and Julia, to figure out which things can heal.  This is a must read article by Leslye Davis and Sarah Kramer in The New York Times.  I really admire the mother’s commitment to not…

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Father's Day H.U.G.S.

The Ball Toss activity kicked off Father’s Day H.U.G.S. last Saturday at Kate’s Club. Kaylan’s dad loved ice cream. His favorite basketball player was Michael Jordan. And he was a great friend to all. Immediately after sharing some of the things she’d written about her dad, the 12-year-old drew and filled in a pink heart…

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Cindy's Story: Part I

I am a 36 year old mother of two beautiful girls, but I will always be the little girl whose mommy died 11 days after my 4th birthday. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant with me. She had a mastectomy and underwent chemotherapy and other treatments. She fought to live…

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