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Karen Needs Our Help!

Karen Hope’s life was recently thrown into upheaval when she was hospitalized with cardiomyopathy. She has been diagnosed with end stage heart failure, and a heart transplant is her only hope for survival. Karen’s surgeon hopes to find the perfect match for her soon, but she needs our help. The cost of a transplant can be overwhelming.

Updates (11)

June 28, 2017

Karen wants everyone to know how well she’s doing! She was able to attend the concert — this is huge! When we first planned it, we thought we might try to stream to her hospital room. She sure has surprised us all with her amazing progress! She is working from home, she attends Mass, continues to go to staff meetings, and is able to spend more time on her feet. Her heart biopsies have all been good; her body is accepting the heart. We are so happy to hear such good news and can’t wait to have her back on the piano on Sundays!

June 28, 2017

Karen would like to send her thanks to everyone who helped with the concert. This is a long list: Thanks for onsite help to: Edwin and Cheryl Capuyen, Tom and Lillian Lothamer, Mike and Denise Harrigan and sons, Sylvia Kratzman, Thom Ensley, Tim Davis, Bob and Liane Carroll, Bob Mondok, Darlene Simpson, Carolyn Tyndall, Sam Ensley, and Paul Ensley. Cookie salespersons included Claire and Sean Myers; Anne, Catherine, Laura, and Mary Carroll, and Gianna Barry.

Cookie Bakers included: Sue Forte, Sarah Robinson, Mary Hitchens, Marcy Watts, Cathy Richardson, Martha Berghoff, Jared Hoy, Becky Silkworth, Lillian Lothamer, Mary Beth Linn, Becky Barry, Pam McGraw, Mary and Catherine Carroll, Susan Ensley.

Singers were: Mitch, Mary, Sean, and Abby Black; Emily and Brendan Harrigan; Mike, Gloria, Amanda, and Katie Kohrman; Marie and Molly Lothamer; Ian, Christy, and Bianca Capuyen; Jesse Martinez; Jamie Black, Carol Sarasien, and Isaac Jinks.

Musicians included: Jeremy Hoy, Mitch Black, Emily Mondok, Beth Spangler, Brad and Angela Braun, Susan Ensley, Jared Hoy, Keith Heiman, Noah Miller, Hannah Janssen, Pete Lorenger, and Scott Nist.

Please forgive me (and send me a correction!) if I forgot anyone or misspelled anyone’s name.

We are all very grateful to the helpers and attendees of this highly successful event. Thanks to all!

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July 25, 2017

Karen, Continued prayers from our family to you & yours.

The Griffin Family

July 14, 2017

Dear Karen, Our family continues to pray for recovery and success of the heart transplant. You are Blessing to so many of us. Thank you

Judy and Mike Reifenberg

June 27, 2017

We continue to pray every day for a full recovery.Looking forward to choir with you in the fall.

Fred and Sue

June 1, 2017

Continued prayers!

Jerry Zent