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Laurie Black
Laurie Black
I simply burst into tears reading this. And on some level I just wished Bob could be there with you, alive and met free. Alas, it was not to be. What I do know is that I am so proud of you Kari. Your courage and strength and love of life has moved you through this last decade and I know you will continue to thrive. Be well and stay well.Laurie Blackcarepages.com boblawrencesjourney
Joyce McCollum
Joyce McCollum
Hello Karmeister, You are simply amazing in every sense of the word!  I love reading your posts and it always gives me a renewed sense of the importance of living life to the fullest.  You do that each and every day and it's truly wonderful to see you thriving!  Give my love to David and the Kiddo's. Joyce
Linda Hiller
Linda Hiller
Awesome, awesome, awesome, Kari!! You are still a lighthouse for many of us and it is so great to know you're doing well. Jeff is too! Heads over to SF midmonth for routine stuff, but working and playing and watching our kids get married the rest of the time. Your family looks gorgeous, too, the kids are getting so big! Our love, hugs and good juju to yours ... let us know if you hit Tahoe this summer! Linda and Jeff Hiller in Nevada
Christina McEvoy
Christina McEvoy
Kari, You have no idea how incredibly happy I was to get your update.  Not just to hear your "voice" (which by the way, you are one incredibly, gifted writer), but to read the "miracle" that has once again transpired in your life.  Yes, you my friend, are nothing short of a miracle.  To hear that you have had a complete response to this trial drug, is so amazing--but let's be honest, words really can't describe it.  I am OVER THE MOON for you and your family.  Just happiness, tears of joy, and praise and thanks to God for keeping you here.  I know the journey isn't over, but I have always thought that if anyone could do it, it would be you.  I have never doubted in my mind for even a second that you would get to remission again--call it a "third" or "fourth" shot at life again!  God needs you around still, and I'm so glad he does.  Thanks for inspiring us all, especially us other fellow melanoma warriors.  I have so much hope that the medicine and research we have now will lead to better, more durable treatments, maybe even a cure! I will miss you at the gala in a couple of weeks, but don't you worry, I will be spreading your good news to everyone I know! :) Hugs and prayers always,  
Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
I was thinking yesterday that I hadn't read an update from you for a long, long time.  Somehow I hadn't seen the December news so now I'm only behind by three months.  I hope the news continues to be as good as it was at the end of last year and that you are continuing to pave the way with great results in this trial. HOPE, always hope, Bonnie
robin lail
robin lail
Dear Kari and Camp, One of the most joyous cards of the Christmas season was your post on Caring Bridge. I find myself wondering if Oscars are awarded to families who traverse the mountains, gorges and raging seas of cancer with ultimate determination, bravery beyond measure, gusto for each other, revelry in deep moments of joy and passion for every day.  If not, they should, and the Oscar would go to you all.  In lieu of that, the cheers and wild applause of your stunning fan club will have to do for now. Your writing is unfiltered and embracing and such a gift to everyone who is blessed to get it. By the way, we ARE members of your fan club and send bushels of wishes for calm seas and tropical, balmy weather for 2013.   Affectionately,Robin
Linda Hiller
Linda Hiller
Great news, Kari! I was at my dermatologists office for my yearly exam today and she was going on and on about the strides being made in m. melanoma treatment and she said it just means that there will be more and more progress as clinicians and researchers continue to build on these successes. Jeff is well, still getting yervoy four times a year from Dr. Minor's office, and he is now going to 60-month scans instead of 3-month, so that's great news ... he is working and active and so am I. We are grateful for all we have and that includes your progress and success ... may you keep moving forward with great success and have a great holiday season with your family! Love, Linda and Jeff Hiller in NV.  
Laurie Black
Laurie Black
I simply burst into tears reading this. And on some level I just wished Bob could be there with you, alive and met free. Alas, it was not to be. What I do know is that I am so proud of you Kari. Your courage and strength and love of life has moved you through this last decade and I know you will continue to thrive. Be well and stay well.Laurie Blackcarepages.com boblawrencesjourney
Linda Hiller
Linda Hiller
Awesome, awesome, awesome, Kari!! You are still a lighthouse for many of us and it is so great to know you're doing well. Jeff is too! Heads over to SF midmonth for routine stuff, but working and playing and watching our kids get married the rest of the time. Your family looks gorgeous, too, the kids are getting so big! Our love, hugs and good juju to yours ... let us know if you hit Tahoe this summer! Linda and Jeff Hiller in Nevada
Christina McEvoy
Christina McEvoy
Kari, You have no idea how incredibly happy I was to get your update.  Not just to hear your "voice" (which by the way, you are one incredibly, gifted writer), but to read the "miracle" that has once again transpired in your life.  Yes, you my friend, are nothing short of a miracle.  To hear that you have had a complete response to this trial drug, is so amazing--but let's be honest, words really can't describe it.  I am OVER THE MOON for you and your family.  Just happiness, tears of joy, and praise and thanks to God for keeping you here.  I know the journey isn't over, but I have always thought that if anyone could do it, it would be you.  I have never doubted in my mind for even a second that you would get to remission again--call it a "third" or "fourth" shot at life again!  God needs you around still, and I'm so glad he does.  Thanks for inspiring us all, especially us other fellow melanoma warriors.  I have so much hope that the medicine and research we have now will lead to better, more durable treatments, maybe even a cure! I will miss you at the gala in a couple of weeks, but don't you worry, I will be spreading your good news to everyone I know! :) Hugs and prayers always,  
robin lail
robin lail
Dear Kari and Camp, One of the most joyous cards of the Christmas season was your post on Caring Bridge. I find myself wondering if Oscars are awarded to families who traverse the mountains, gorges and raging seas of cancer with ultimate determination, bravery beyond measure, gusto for each other, revelry in deep moments of joy and passion for every day.  If not, they should, and the Oscar would go to you all.  In lieu of that, the cheers and wild applause of your stunning fan club will have to do for now. Your writing is unfiltered and embracing and such a gift to everyone who is blessed to get it. By the way, we ARE members of your fan club and send bushels of wishes for calm seas and tropical, balmy weather for 2013.   Affectionately,Robin
Joyce McCollum
Joyce McCollum
Hello Karmeister, You are simply amazing in every sense of the word!  I love reading your posts and it always gives me a renewed sense of the importance of living life to the fullest.  You do that each and every day and it's truly wonderful to see you thriving!  Give my love to David and the Kiddo's. Joyce
Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
I was thinking yesterday that I hadn't read an update from you for a long, long time.  Somehow I hadn't seen the December news so now I'm only behind by three months.  I hope the news continues to be as good as it was at the end of last year and that you are continuing to pave the way with great results in this trial. HOPE, always hope, Bonnie
Linda Hiller
Linda Hiller
Great news, Kari! I was at my dermatologists office for my yearly exam today and she was going on and on about the strides being made in m. melanoma treatment and she said it just means that there will be more and more progress as clinicians and researchers continue to build on these successes. Jeff is well, still getting yervoy four times a year from Dr. Minor's office, and he is now going to 60-month scans instead of 3-month, so that's great news ... he is working and active and so am I. We are grateful for all we have and that includes your progress and success ... may you keep moving forward with great success and have a great holiday season with your family! Love, Linda and Jeff Hiller in NV.  
Linda Hiller
Linda Hiller
Awesome, awesome, awesome, Kari!! You are still a lighthouse for many of us and it is so great to know you're doing well. Jeff is too! Heads over to SF midmonth for routine stuff, but working and playing and watching our kids get married the rest of the time. Your family looks gorgeous, too, the kids are getting so big! Our love, hugs and good juju to yours ... let us know if you hit Tahoe this summer! Linda and Jeff Hiller in Nevada
Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
I was thinking yesterday that I hadn't read an update from you for a long, long time.  Somehow I hadn't seen the December news so now I'm only behind by three months.  I hope the news continues to be as good as it was at the end of last year and that you are continuing to pave the way with great results in this trial. HOPE, always hope, Bonnie
robin lail
robin lail
Dear Kari and Camp, One of the most joyous cards of the Christmas season was your post on Caring Bridge. I find myself wondering if Oscars are awarded to families who traverse the mountains, gorges and raging seas of cancer with ultimate determination, bravery beyond measure, gusto for each other, revelry in deep moments of joy and passion for every day.  If not, they should, and the Oscar would go to you all.  In lieu of that, the cheers and wild applause of your stunning fan club will have to do for now. Your writing is unfiltered and embracing and such a gift to everyone who is blessed to get it. By the way, we ARE members of your fan club and send bushels of wishes for calm seas and tropical, balmy weather for 2013.   Affectionately,Robin
Laurie Black
Laurie Black
I simply burst into tears reading this. And on some level I just wished Bob could be there with you, alive and met free. Alas, it was not to be. What I do know is that I am so proud of you Kari. Your courage and strength and love of life has moved you through this last decade and I know you will continue to thrive. Be well and stay well.Laurie Blackcarepages.com boblawrencesjourney
Joyce McCollum
Joyce McCollum
Hello Karmeister, You are simply amazing in every sense of the word!  I love reading your posts and it always gives me a renewed sense of the importance of living life to the fullest.  You do that each and every day and it's truly wonderful to see you thriving!  Give my love to David and the Kiddo's. Joyce
Christina McEvoy
Christina McEvoy
Kari, You have no idea how incredibly happy I was to get your update.  Not just to hear your "voice" (which by the way, you are one incredibly, gifted writer), but to read the "miracle" that has once again transpired in your life.  Yes, you my friend, are nothing short of a miracle.  To hear that you have had a complete response to this trial drug, is so amazing--but let's be honest, words really can't describe it.  I am OVER THE MOON for you and your family.  Just happiness, tears of joy, and praise and thanks to God for keeping you here.  I know the journey isn't over, but I have always thought that if anyone could do it, it would be you.  I have never doubted in my mind for even a second that you would get to remission again--call it a "third" or "fourth" shot at life again!  God needs you around still, and I'm so glad he does.  Thanks for inspiring us all, especially us other fellow melanoma warriors.  I have so much hope that the medicine and research we have now will lead to better, more durable treatments, maybe even a cure! I will miss you at the gala in a couple of weeks, but don't you worry, I will be spreading your good news to everyone I know! :) Hugs and prayers always,  
Linda Hiller
Linda Hiller
Great news, Kari! I was at my dermatologists office for my yearly exam today and she was going on and on about the strides being made in m. melanoma treatment and she said it just means that there will be more and more progress as clinicians and researchers continue to build on these successes. Jeff is well, still getting yervoy four times a year from Dr. Minor's office, and he is now going to 60-month scans instead of 3-month, so that's great news ... he is working and active and so am I. We are grateful for all we have and that includes your progress and success ... may you keep moving forward with great success and have a great holiday season with your family! Love, Linda and Jeff Hiller in NV.