It is with great sadness we report that Kathleen passed away on January 5, 2018.
Family and friends have been working with Help Hope Live to raise money to help finance uninsured medical expenses associated with lung transplantation.
In loving memory of Kathleen, Help Hope Live will continue to accept charitable donations to help defray uninsured costs that were incurred. Kathleen had chosen to fundraise with Help Hope Live in part because the nonprofit organization provides both tax-deductibility to the full extent allowed by law and fiscal accountability to contributors. Contributors can be sure that funds contributed will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses.
To make a kind contribution to Kathleen Kexel’s memorial fundraising campaign, select the “Donate Now” button on this page or call 800.642.8399.
For more information, please contact Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.
In loving care and remembrance, thank you for your support.
January 8, 2018
Today we join with Kathleen’s loving supporters to extend our heartfelt condolences to Kathleen’s family and friends. We wish you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. – Help Hope Live Staff
December 15, 2017
Hello friends and family, this is a plea for help for me and my mom, Kathe A. Kexel. I am humbly asking you today for support for my mom and i while we navigate this very trying situation. Please donate to my mom’s fund (m.helphopelive.org This being the second hospitalization back to back, and not knowing how long we will be here, we are running low on resources, both in terms of manpower and money and even morale. I am my mom’s caregiver and am a single working mom, outnumbered by my kids, who at 2 and 4 naturally put great demands on me. When my mom is well she is a great asset and support to me, when she is not, the delicate balance we strive to maintain shifts radically out of our favor. We recently moved to Houston and unfortunately have no connections or community here. I have had to pay a small fortune for hotels and sitters so that I can support my mom during her hospitalization. My mom will also likely need a new portable oxygen machine throughout her recovery since the option she was provided is not something she can actually use. We need any help we can get right now to see my mom through this. Anything at all. Thank you all for taking the time to read this. And for any help you can provide. Love and hugs, Kela
May 16, 2016
Good morning! Today is Tuesday May 10, 2016. I’m sitting in a recliner at the cancer center at Duke. I come here once a month for a 3-4 hour infusion to receive a drug called Gamunex (sp?). It’s to fight or reduce antibodies. They pretreat with Tylenol and Benadryl. Warm blankets, pillow, TV and a snack if requested. Not a terrible way to spend half a day except that I had to get up earlier than desired.
This past weekend Kela and I decided mid Friday afternoon to visit Asheville. It ha been over a year and a half since I had been there. It was very nostalgic. Friday night, quite late we managed to get reservations at our favorite Spanish tapas restaurant. With the two little guys in tow we had a wonderful dinner. Delicious!!! Thank you Kela! In fact she paid for about 90% of this whole weekend…maybe more. On Saturday we went to visit a friend in Weaverville about 10 miles north of Asheville. It is a charming little town. Lake Louise is a great park with a terrific kids area. Elliott had a ball. We met our friend Marcia there who lives near by. Later she and her husband and our gang had lunch on them at a local, all organic, freshly cooked Italian restaurant. Yummy!! The rest of the afternoon was spent looking at houses and apartments for rent. We are thinking about moving back sometime in the future. I still have lots of appointments coming up in Durham so we will still be here for a bit.
In the evening we met a friend of Kela’s whom she met ten years earlier in NYC. Now relocated in Asheville and coincidentally from WI. It truly is a small world. Had some vegetable sushi…sure do miss my salmon but no more raw anything for this girl;(
For Sunday…Mother’s Day we had made reservations in advance for Stone Soup in Landrum, SC. This is a place we fell in love with while living at my daughter-in-laws parents home near by for 8 weeks while being evaluated at Duke for the transplant. Torin and Miles joined us. We weren’t initially expecting to see him as we thought he was still traveling but they had returned just the day before from Spain. And thank you Torin for treating us. Miles and Elliott later got to run around and reconnect at a small local park.
From there Kela and I headed to Greenville. Another lovely place. Walked in the Park and had a light dinner at a local hamburger place. We would have liked to spend more time there but we had to be back in Durham for this early morning appointment. We will definitely revisit Greenville. So many kid friendly things to do.
Before heading home we went back to Asheville to check out a couple more apartments. It was well after 8 pm before we got home. Friends from our extended stay here had come into town for clinic visits. We have entrusted them with a key and a room to stay when they are in town. Always so great to see them. Richard had a lung heart transplant all ironically related to a spider bite. He had worked for his families extermination company. Thankfully he is doing well so he can enjoy his 3 children.
So that was Mother’s Day. A memorable weekend. That’s what life is now about. Enjoying everyday and living it to the fullest while making beautiful memories. As always I am so thankful for this 2nd opportunity to embrace the sunshine, splash in the puddles, marvel at the moon, hold, hug, kiss my grandchildren (#4 a girl is due in August) and breathe easy. What a blessing.
March 29, 2016
Today is Easter Sunday. It is long overdue for an update. I’m so happy to say that on January 27th I got the call. It was my 4th one, but somehow from the very beginning something felt different. It was mid morning. I was at rehab doing our floor exercise class. My phone was only inches away. When it rang I picked it up and was asked the usual questions. Is this Kathleen? How are you feeling today? We are happy to say we want you to come in. I stopped the class and blurted out “I just got the call!” Everyone clapped and offered well wishes. I called Kela to come pick me up. They wanted me to check in within an hour. They also asked if I had eaten anything. Contrary to what I was expecting next she suggested that I grab s bite to eat before going in. One of the clerks walked in from her lunch break and I teasingly asked what she had in the bag. It was a half a hamburger she was going to take home. She offered it to me and finally I said thank you and that was my last solid food for almost a month.
Torin was notified and came as quickly as he could. Kela and I took Elliott to the babysitters and off to the hospital we went. Once admitted they had me go down for a chest X-ray ruling out any pneumonia. Labs and then the wait. Torin came from Asheville about a 3 1/2 hr drive and joined us on the surgical holding area. It wasn’t until about 10:00 pm when they came in and said it was a “GO!” At about 10:30 they wheeled me down the hall toward surgery.
I was calm. At peace! Unafraid! Ready for s new lung. Surgery didn’t actually start until early in the morning of the 28th so that is the transplant date. I received a left lung which we heard came from a very tall, healthy young man. The actually had to cut the lung down to fit in my chest. Most importantly it was a perfect match to my high antibodies. Surgery was about 5 hours long. Dr Haney was my primary surgeon. Dr Hartwig assisted! They were both strong advocates throughout the entire process.
I was in ICU for 4-5 days. Already nobody can agree on exactly how many days I was there. All together though I was in the hospital for two days shy of 5 weeks. Small bumps. Blood clot in both lungs. Needed to get a feeding tube. And that over the next couple of weeks became the Bain of my existence. It was replaced 3 times before I was discharged. Came home on the evening of the 22nd. Pretty smooth sailing since with the expected routine and clinics and doctors appointments. Went to rehab the next day to be reevaluated. Started classes on Wednesday. Need to complete a minimum of 23 sessions. The morning routine took some time to get used to. I was still on 12 hour tube feedings at night. Torin would get up and disconnect and flush the tubing. Checked blood sugar. I am a temporary diabetic due to the high doses of prednisone. Also on a regular schedule for insulin. Daily weight. Temperature. Blood pressure. Eat breakfast and be at rehab by 8:30 am. It was all so overwhelming and took some time. Much faster now plus the feeding tube (I am thankful to say) is out.
8:30 is still too early and at least once a day I start at 8 am! Ugh !
I feel good, but I am weak. Rehab is hard but oh so necessary.
I am so grateful to have been given an extension on my life. I’m excited to be able to breathe without the support of oxygen. I’m thankful to the donor’s family for unselfishly giving their sons organs to help others live.
I have been blessed!!!
December 28, 2015
Just a week or two ago I wrote an update…then I had a problem with my phone which resulted in replacing it. Apparently what I wrote got lost in the transition.
Anyway I am hanging in there. There has been about a 10% decline in my lung function over this past year. If that kind of decline happened in a month or two they would be concerned. But not so much right now. They did caution me, however that a big drop could and is likely to happen. Just don’t know when.
At the advise of my Duke team we are pursuing evaluations at Cleveland Clinic and University of Pittsburgh. We are heading to Cleveland on the 5th of January. It’s about an 8+ hr drive. The evaluation itself will take 3 days filled with appts. The benefits of dual listing is it opens up the playing field. Donated organs are allocated locally and regionally first and then go out to centers across the country. My blood type is the most common so O+ organs are highly sought after. Anyway I am hopeful this will help.
Of course there are a lot of logistics that we are planning for…the drive, the hotel with two rooms, food for 4 adults and 2 children and any other incidentals. Perhaps the biggest expense could be hiring a private jet to fly me back to Duke if they would call me anytime during the 5 days I will be gone. None of this is covered by my insurance.
So if you find you can spare any amount to help us get through we will be eternally grateful. Hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Did you get a chance to see that big beautiful full moon? It was a beauty. With the New Year just a few days away I sure hope it opens doors, offers opportunities, provides peace and hope across the globe.
Thinking of all of those who have supported me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Happy New Year. May I be blessed with a 2nd chance in 2016.
December 14, 2015
Can you believe it has been 421 days since I was originally listed. It has been and continues to be a long wait for lungs. At about the one year mark it was suggested by my transplant team at Duke to consider multi listings. So I have been pursuing evaluations at Cleveland Clinic and The University of Pittsburgh after being turned down by several other places. Cleveland just invited me to come the 1st week of January. We will pack up the car and spend 4 nights/5 days going through their evaluation process. This whole endeavor is out of pocket except for the actual lab/doctors appointments. We also need to arrange for a private jet to be on standby just in case a call comes from Duke. I can’t even begin to imagine how all of this will happen.
On a positive note my overall health has remained pretty stable. My energy level is down a little but I think that is due to a slight increase in my oxygen usage. My attitude remains positive and my spirits are high. I continue to go to rehab at least 4 times a week. I am more than blessed to have Kela and Elliott with me on this long journey.
I have never liked asking for help however under the current circumstances I humble myself to ask you to consider making a year end tax deductible donation to help cover ongoing expenses related to my transplant. In lieu of money Prayers and well wishes are certainly appreciated as well.
Tis the season to be jolly! Merry Christmas to family and friends. Thank you for being there for me.
Love, hugs and peace on earth!
August 16, 2015
We are coming up on 1 year in Durham, waiting for “the call”, making my mom one of the longest-listed lung transplant candidates at Duke. While we remain positive and find joy in every single day (have you seen her beautiful coloring?? :)), it goes without saying that these are difficult and extenuating circumstances, both morally and financially, and any support would go a very long way in giving us a much needed boost while we continue to wait and pray that the perfect match comes to us on time.
Just a few updates on our situation: Within the last few months, Duke instated a $15/day fee for my mom’s mandatory 5/day a week rehab, which amounts to an additional, unanticipated $300 month. We are already faced with unusually high childcare costs due to the fact that I cannot keep my toddler, Elliott, in a typical childcare setting while I continue to work full-time, given the high risk for exposure to illnesses that could be potentially life-threatening to my mom.
On the health front, my mom’s lung function has declined slightly, as is part and parcel of this disease process, and as of last week, Duke decided to change one of its major lung function assessment tests, and as a result, my mom’s Lung Allocation Score went up by another 6 or 7 points, which is actually a very substantial leap, meaning that she will be given greater priority than before, should lungs that are a match for her become available.
Our hope is that our next update will be that she has come through surgery and is on the other side of this long wait. But even then, we are well aware that a long road of recovery lies ahead. Once again, even the smallest donation would go a very long way in showing her that she is still in your thoughts and prayers while she so bravely continues to fight for her life, one day at a time.
April 2, 2015
You may have noticed that we have decided to raise our goal amount to $50,000. This was such a tough decision and we didn’t make it lightly but between the rent and relocation expenses, the money is running out. Everyone has been so generous but we need to ask for help again.
This unusually long wait for donor lungs is due to Kathe’s high antibody levels which make her incompatible with 92% of the donor population. Kathe’s daughter, Kela, is doing her best to manage all of Kathe’s medical appointments but as a working single mom of a two year old, she is stretched to the limit. The financial stress is an overwhelming burden on top of the day to day stress of caregiving for a mother and toddler.
Please consider a donation to help with Kathe’s expenses. Thank you!
March 19, 2015
5:16 pm on Sat. Dec. 20th I received a phone call from my transplant coordinator to come to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital at about 6:15 to 6:30. Discharged home about midnight.
7:22 am on Tuesday Feb 10th 2015 called and told to get right in! My brother Tom accompanied me. Arrived at the hospital about 7:45. Around 10 am we were told it was another dry run. I had some issues with my O2 Sats so they wanted to keep me overnight for observation. Discharged to floor, rm 7805 for observation at about 11:00 am which took until 1 pm. That ended up as a 3 night 4 day stay. Discharged home Fri. 2/13 at noon.
Early in the morning of Thursday, March 5th I received a phone call from the UNC/Duke research group asking if I was still interested in receiving lungs from a non-living donor. It was a rousing immediate YES! By midday I found out it was not going to happen. Anne a friend of mine also waiting for lungs had received the same call.
At 12:39am 3/19/15 (this morning) I again received a call from the research department. She said that Dr. Davis asked her to call to confirm that I was still interested. Of course the answer was Yes. Just before 8am I called her back and wondered if it was still a go…she honestly didn’t know but suggested I go ahead as if it were any other day. So I got up and had some coffee. Since then I have eaten a hardy breakfast and I am now getting ready for rehab. We spoke to one of the coordinators and he said it is still up in the air, but assured us we would be called one way or the other. So we wait, patiently with hopes it will work, but certainly with no high expectations. Just another day in the life of a lung transplant hopeful!!!
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February 17, 2015
On Tuesday, Feb 10th I was scheduled to begin the plasmapheresis at 8:30 am. I was getting ready for the appointment when the phone rang. It was 7:22 am. Hello! Is this Kathleen? Yes I say. This is Duke Hospital. Please listen very carefully. We have lungs for you and want you to come as soon as you can. Don’t eat! Have you eaten? No I reply. Ok don’t eat. Can I brush my teeth? Yes that’s fine, but then come to the main…phone goes dead. Wait for what seems like forever before the phone rings again. Kathleen? Yes. Ok come to the main entrance of the hospital and go to admitting. They will be waiting for you. Wow!!! Here we go again. My brother Tom was here so he took me to the hospital. Kela was under the weather and stayed home with Elliott. Called Torin who almost immediately got in his car to drive the 3 1/2 hrs to Durham. The stage was set.
By 10:30 am we knew it was another “dry run”. I missed my clinic appointment for the 1st plasmapheresis. During the wait for lungs they routinely draw blood. The previous day I had a central line catheter placed in my right upper chest. They drew blood off this and I became extremely short of breath and developed s dry cough. My Sats dropped to the upper 60’s. In due time everything returned to normal. Tom left to get the car. The nurse just needed to flush and heparinize the ports. OMG! Same thing happened…shortness of breath, cough returned. This time they said “We are going to keep you in overnight to find out why this is happening.”
That night I had a CT scan with contrast. No blood clots! Phewwww! They never found the cause. It actually never happened again. My O2 resting requirement went up from 2 to 3 Lpm. The plasmapheresis was rescheduled to happen in the hospital. So my overnight observation turned into 3 nights/4 days of flubs, blubs and miscommunication. But all is well that ends well. Today I finished the 2nd treatment. The next is Thursday. No side effects. Just a bit tired. I took it easy most of the afternoon. One of our lung buddies just invited us to come over for homemade mushroom soup. They live in the same building. We are in the midst of a seasonal storm. Fridge rather light of food. We graciously said Yes! Not quite the same as a winter storm in WI. Anyway that’s my latest update. I’m feeling good. I just keep on keeping on! Love hugs and well wishes to all of you. Thanks once more for your support.
January 13, 2015
Yesterday I met with one of my Drs. It wasn’t a routine visit…it was arranged to offer me an ongoing treatment of a combination of two to four drugs. The purpose of these drugs is to lower a patient’s antibodies to give him/her a larger pool of potential donors. They feel that I have a small chance of being helped by this therapy despite its poor results in a previous study. One person in the entire group of participants had positive results and his/her antibodies were similar to mine. So with that little thread of hope I have agreed to go ahead. The whole process will take 26 days once it begins. After that once a month. The outcome unknown until the very end of the 26 days. In the meantime I will remain on the transplant list. If that rare illusive match comes around again I, as usual, am ready. The dry run would have been a perfect match, but the surgeon who flew from Duke to the donors locale decided that those lungs were subpar. No one knows how long it will take before another match is found. Again I ask for your prayers and any support you can give.
January 5, 2015
Happy New Year. Welcome to 2015! The year is still young but it brings renewed hope and faith that lungs or a single lung will be found. Several of my lung buddies were granted their prayers and received a second chance to breathe over the long holiday period. My dear friend Celeste was the 2nd longest on the list. She got her lungs on New Years eve. She had waited 5 months. High antibodies impacted her wait time. While another friend first got listed on Friday of this past week and was called on Sunday. His surgery is done and he is doing well in recovery. We hope for each other. We pray for each other. We delight in the news that someone got his call…that it was a go and surgery was a success. Those of us still waiting and others new to the program meet for rehab. We celebrate life! Our lives! Those of the donor’s family and surely the recipient of new lungs. We hold hands and pray for each other. My day will come. I have the strength of both mind and body to wait for my opportunity. Please continue with your prayers and support. For all of my friends and family I wish peace, good health and happiness in this coming year. Love, Kathe
January 3, 2015
On Sat. Dec 19th I had what we call a dry run! Kela, Elliott, Torin and I were out for an early dinner. Kela gifted me an early Christmas gift with a beautiful handmade necklace shaped like lungs and inscribed on the back. 30 minutes later my phone rang. The voice on the other end identified herself and said they had a right lung for me. The routine upon receiving “the call” is to stop eating and drinking. Fortunately we were all almost done eating. Within 45 minutes I checked into the hospital. Soon I had orders to give a urine specimen, got poked 5 times for blood, 12 lead EKG and chest X-ray. And then we waited. There was a concern from the beginning that the lung might be too large for me so they had called in another potential recipient…we were no strangers. We are all part of a close knit group of people of all colors, sex ,ethnicities, religions, age and size. In the end, around midnight we were both told to get dressed and go home…the lung was not acceptable per our fabulous medical team. So home we went. It was stressful for the kids. I think I remained pretty cool. Blood pressure remained good. Now we know what to expect. Prayers and financial support are still very much appreciated. This has given me renewed hope that they can find a match. Keeping the phone charged and near by.
November 12, 2014
Greetings to all of my friends and family. I hope you are out enjoying the beautiful fall foliage as it dresses the woods in vibrant reds, oranges and yellow splashes in preparation for winter. Kela, Elliott and I have settled into our apartment. We feel secure and snug for the coming season.
In the mean time we are planning to participate at a local UU church for their potluck Thanksgiving dinner. Tomorrow night is Casino Night, a fund raiser sponsored by the LTA (Lung Transplant Assoc.). We were fortunate and grateful to be given tickets. Should be fun! Each attendee gets $1000 worth of chips. I’ll let you know how we do!!
Just one more note…because I have a very high number of antibodies I have been told that my wait for lungs can realistically take 6-12 months. This is a much longer wait than their average 12-18 days. Because of this our expenses will far exceed the $25,000 that was originally projected. Fund raising will need to go on indefinitely. Any thing donated before the end of the year is tax deductible for 2014. All your help and support is greatly appreciated. Love to you all!
October 20, 2014
On Wednesdsy, October 15, 2014 I was finally listed on the National Register for a lung transplant. I am humbled to think that when someone’s life ends I will be given a second chance to live. I am also very thankful for all the support I have received from far and wide. From family, friends, friends of family and in a few cases complete strangers. I will continue to need your support through this process. Thank you. Hugs and kisses to all of you!
October 5, 2014
Half way through rehab. 11 more mandatory sessions to go. I also still have about 4-5 lbs to lose. I think that is harder to do than the rehab. They want me to eat between 1000-1200 calories a day and 75 gms of protein. Carbs have mostly been eliminated. Salads, veggies and meat or fish. I love salmon and it is high in protein. Cottage cheese and nuts…not too diversified. The doctor said to me yesterday that it was obvious my esophagus issues weren’t keeping me from eating. If that were the case they would most likely be asking me to gain weight. Anyway that’s the latest and greatest. Thanks to all of you for your help.
September 23, 2014
Kela and I have successfully moved to Durham, NC. We have a great apartment with space for Elliott to spread his wings…and he has! What a delight he is to watch everyday.
I started pulmonary rehab on Monday of this week. It is grueling, but I’m up to the challenge. I still have some routine tests to complete and now only 7 lbs to lose to hit my goal weight. They anticipate I will be listed as early as mid October. I am both grateful and excited to be included in such an exclusive group of people. Until the next time thank you to all of you for your encouragement and support.
August 25, 2014
Today I finished a full week of tests, labs, doctor consults, pokes, prods and you name it!! Most results were good. My heart cath showed no coronary artery disease, no pulmonary hypertension. Labs are all reasonably within normal limits with a few off just a tad! Social services is happy with our caregiver plans. Financial is impressed with our fund raising efforts so far. Psychiatrist thinks I am well glued together. So now I just need all the others to come together and tell me to relocate and start their mandatory rehab. Wow! It’s a lot to think about, but I remain excited, hopeful, thankful and eternally optimistic.
August 12, 2014
We are back at Duke for a week of final transplant evaluations. Today is day 1 of 5 or more. We can only hope that everything will come out well to move on to the next step in this lengthy process. In the meantime, we have raised $9,275, which we are thrilled about!!! If we can reach $10,000, and we are so close, Hope Help Live will contribute another $1,000 so please, keep the donations coming in and keep sharing this page to reach more potential donors. We need your help while we stay focused on my mom’s health. Thank you for your continued love and support. It really is sustaining us through these trying times. -Kathe’s daughter, Kela
August 4, 2014
I’m headed into the next round. One week of tests, more labs…3 weeks ago they took 23 tubes of blood…and they still want more! Also have a right heart cath scheduled, a carotid echo, consults and more. Can’t wait to get this show on the road. Keeping a positive attitude :))
August 4, 2014
My mom has just been given the green light to move forward with the transplant process, a rather lengthy one. The doctors said that without a transplant, she has about a year to live. We are not ready to throw in the towel so we are facing this opportunity with great hope for her future. We want her to see Elliott and Miles grow up. One of my hopes is that one day, Elliott will look back at pictures of Gramma with oxygen in her nose and ask her what that was all about.
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January 11, 2018
Kela and Torin - my thoughts are with you.
December 21, 2017
My love and prayers are with you all every moment.
December 18, 2015
I'm really hoping everything works out, Kathe. You are always in my thoughts. I've just donated a bit.
August 24, 2015
Stay Strong Kathy, your simple The Best, all the love I have to ya girlfriend, Love, Love
August 20, 2015
We love you Kathe!! We know you will receive your perfect lungs in God's time!! I am so glad to have you as my Lung Sister at Duke!! Continued prayers for you and your special family!!
Sandra Cook and family
August 17, 2015
I think of you all the time Kathe! I hope every day when I see one of your updates it's going to saying that you're going to the hospital to get your new lungs. You look beautiful in all the pictures I see of you and I admire your courage and grace while you go through this trying time. You are a wonderful example of the strength that I would love to have if I ever go through anything such as what you're going through. I miss you and I just know I'm going to see you one of these days after your transplant.
June 28, 2015
Many prayers and good wishes for your return to good health, from one of your former high school classmates.
JoAnn Lumia Zupfer
March 24, 2015
Dear Kathe, I am sending you my love and will keep you in my prayers. Hang in there dear friend with your two so cute grandsons!
Elaine Marie Kinch
December 15, 2014
Hey Dear Cousin. God be with you as you WAIT...WITH HOPE!!
Bill Lawson with Toni's love too
October 6, 2014
I wish al the best Kathe! You can do it!!
October 6, 2014
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. And know you will pull through this part of your life with flying colors. We are all thinking of you at All Saints.
October 6, 2014
Best of luck to you!!
Lisa and Brent Manning (Friends of Torin's and Alice's)
September 1, 2014
Thinking of you Kathe!!
September 1, 2014
Hello Kathe- I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you (and Kela, and Torin, and the grandbabies), and I hope that you are able to get the transplant soon! I made a small donation today, and will do more as I am able. I know that you will get past this, and have many years of snuggling grandbabies ahead of you! Love, Sarah (Lekas) Evangelista & Family
August 12, 2014
Kathe, you raised an amazing daughter. I can only imagine she must be something like you, and if she is you must be one amazing woman! :) We are sending all of our prayers your way! Best of luck and courage with your journey!
Michelle and Jackson Favorite
August 4, 2014
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I can only assume all the good you've done for others will come back to you. Stay strong and stay positive!
Eric and Lisa Lange
August 5, 2014
Viv and I wish you all the best. God bless.....
Rick & Vivian Lange
August 5, 2014
I am amazed at the level of concern for your fellow human beings, world wide, that you demonstrate thru facebook. You know Mom was like that too, but she didn't have audience you have with all of your friends. In addition to your posts, I know that you have personally made this a better world in various ways. Love and Prayers, from your big brother.
Tom and Ginny Lange
August 5, 2014
Best wishes, Kathe.
Mark & Karen Thomsen
August 5, 2014
Wishing you the best. You are in good hands. (Eric & Vivian Lange niece).
August 5, 2014
Love you girl! Everything is going to work out. I am here for you, kela, and the rest of the gang!!
August 5, 2014
You know we're on board. Mariko and I have made a promise to mention your name and something we each have a memory of with you or anyone in the family or friendship circle everyday until we get some good news.
Jeff and Mariko Cummins
August 5, 2014
Praying for you, Kathe. May God open unimaginable doors!
Cindy Pecking (friend of Kela)
August 5, 2014
All the best to you and your mom in this trying time. Sending positive energy your way...you have my support!
August 5, 2014
Have put your name on my prayer requests,will keep you in prayer,and help if I can. God Bless You!!
August 5, 2014
Kathe. I'm sending thoughts and prayers...I understand how hard this is..,stay strong! !!MB
Mary Beth Kochanski
August 5, 2014
Thinking of you & praying for you. Will try and help where I can. Great to hear there is hope. God's Blessings always ... xxx
August 5, 2014
Sending positive energy your way, missie! Hope to get out to see you soon, Love ya, Jan
August 5, 2014
Kathe , you have helped so many along your life's journey it's time we help you. Keep strong, thoughts will be with you everyday.
August 5, 2014
Will send this to everyone I can, may the Force be with you, much love to ya girlfriend.
August 5, 2014
It takes a village and anyone in Alice's family is in my village! Much love to you and yours. Can't wait to hear how great you feel after it is over!
July 19, 2014
Kathe -- Please know I am thinking about you. You are a very special woman, and I feel honored I can say you're my friend.
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