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Thank you to all who celebrated Anita's life with us 8/23/13!! It was a beautiful and true tribute to the gifts of love she shared with us all; with an estimated 400 in attendance. Please continue to sign her guestbook if your heart feels like it.  For those who have inquired regarding donations, we are requesting them be sent in Honor of Anita Zick to either: 

The Brain Observatory 
UCSD c/o Dr. Jacopo Annese
3510 Dunhill Street
San Diego, California 92121
(858) 534-3177 (received Anita's brain donation)

and/or

The Elizabeth Hospice
500 La Terraza Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025

or right here on Caring Bridge:
CaringBridge
Donation Processing
Center PO Box 6032
Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632
651-452-7940

All are tax deductible. Thank you for your offers of wanting to honor her this way.



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Celebration of Life Honoring Anita Zick
Friday August 23, 2013  6:00 pm
Chuck Hall Aviation Gate 2 Hangar F3
2898 Montecito Road
Ramona, CA  92065

Directions from I-15:
http://goo.gl/maps/M3IWc
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Please check the Journal updates for more information.


August 8, 2013.......
We are holding all who love Anita in our hearts as we share this information with you.

We've created this site to keep family and friends updated, as we're asking for no visitors or phone calls at this time; but cards, letters, message posts, as well as good thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Please leave your positive, love-filled comments and/or fun stories you'd like to share HERE ON CARING BRIDGE 

Some ideas for ways to share:
Write what you love most about Anita
Write what you will always remember about Anita
Write what you have learned from Anita
Write what you cherish about Anita

We're sorry that not all posts or inquiries will be responded to personally or even timely. As our family gently moves through this together, we will periodically respond; and do our best to update the site regularly.

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Why we are sharing this site with you:

On Saturday August 3rd, 2013, Anita was diagnosed with an inoperable bi-hemispheric 7cm Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM); a stage 4 cancerous brain tumor. 

Anita has decided to live each day and embrace her future, however short or long it might end up being; leaving it in God's hands. 

Since she's choosing not to do chemo and radiation, the prognosis time is about 4 months.  It's estimated the GBM has been growing for at least 2 months, probably longer.

Her short term memory seems to be the most adversely effected, but her long term memory is still relatively in tact.  For example, she still remembers her loved ones and some happy memories.  She has good days and bad days, and we can't predict them, so we're asking for your support in minimizing phone calls and visitation by just sharing your own memories and loving comments on this site.

This news has come as a shock to all of us who love her; and it is devastating.... 

...EXCEPT for the fact that Anita has become so joyful and overflowing with love; verbally appreciative of the love she has received throughout her lifetime and for her close and supportive family and friends. I think that's what they call "Grace", it's hard to be sad when around her because she's so joyful.

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Essence Oyos-Haynes posted a new journal entry, "Celebration of Life for Anita Zick".

All are welcome please join us in celebrating Anita's life:Friday, August 23, 20136:00 pm gathering & refreshments7:00 pm celebrationChuck Hall AviationGate 2 Hangar ... Read more

Ronnda Michaelis signed Anita's Guestbook.

I have never known a person who loved and celebrated the holidays as much as Nita-keeping the Zick family in our hearts and prayers Read more

Dan Lawrence signed Anita's Guestbook.

I am so sorry for your loss.  Please accept my sincere condolences.  Having a loved one pass away is one of the hardest things we have to deal with in ... Read more

Candy signed Anita's Guestbook.

Dear Family, my condolences and prayers go out in behalf of your family for your dear loss. May the wonderful memories that Anita left to cherish move your hearts as you ... Read more

Trevahr Hughes signed Anita's Guestbook.

Thank you Anita for helping the community touch the hearts and minds of some many men and women. You have the bravery to see all of us in our highest light, may we have ... Read more

Andrew Utley signed Anita's Guestbook.

So sorry to see you go but onwards and upwards to bigger and better things. All the best from a man who learned much from Anita's open and welcoming arms. Read more

Donna Breckenridge signed Anita's Guestbook.

I will miss your sweet sweet soul my Friend!I was so blessed to have had you in my life. Read more

Gail Palermo signed Anita's Guestbook.

Dear Donna & Family,I'm so shocked to get this sad news which I'm just now getting due to not checking my email all week. Anita has always had such a special place ... Read more

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