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Dear Family & Friends,

Thanks to Brad for setting up CaringBridge for John and  I and our family.  It is so nice to keep in touch and read the guestbook entries from everyone.

The journey began last Tues., Aug 16th, when we went to my Oncologist to have my CT-Scan read.  My CA-125 Blood test had elevated.  Dr Eltabbakh indicated that I had fluid near the lungs and he needed to draw it for lab tests; what a shock that was!  He did a "pleurascentesis" and took out approximately one quart of fluid.  He called the next day to say that ovarian cancer cells have recurred.  

I start Chemo-therapy on Aug. 29th, treatments will take place every 3 wks. for 18 wks duration. I will have two treatments here, in Burlington and the other four in Venice.

The Dr. okayed our trip to the Catskills next week for four days. Looking forward to meeting our friends from Pinebrook Lake Club for a relaxing time.

We have read all the Guestbook entries and are very encouraged with all the prayers and good wishes; it's a great feeling!  Please keep the prayers coming for John & I and our family, without prayers, we would be lost.  We need strength and courage to get through this journey.  "Jesus I Trust in Thee".

Love Theresa, John and Family


Brad Smith posted a new journal entry, "Mom's obituary".

THERESA ROCHETTE SMITH ST. ALBANS - Theresa Rochette Smith, 77, of Venice, Fla., and St. Albans Bay, Vt., passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at the ... Read more

Sergio and Síle Torres signed Theresa's Guestbook.

In honor of Theresa Smith on the 55th anniversary of the day she married her beloved John. You &your family are never far from our thoughts, are always in our hearts, ... Read more

flo miles signed Theresa's Guestbook.

Dear John  and  Family,We  just  returned  from our  trip  to  Pa.  and  ... Read more

Anita and Dave Powell signed Theresa's Guestbook.

In honor of Theresa Smith. A courageous and wonderful lady who brought sunshine everywhere she went. Read more

Betty Bender signed Theresa's Guestbook.

With deepest sympathy to John and Family. Theresa was a very sweet, kind and caring person. Our thoughts are with you. Read more

Pauline and Normand Pouliot signed Theresa's Guestbook.

In honor of Theresa Smith. In sincere sympathy to John and Family, She was a wonderful friend and we loved her and will be truly missed . Read more

Marva Savanick signed Theresa's Guestbook.

My thoughts and prayers are with you John and family.  We now have another angel in heaven.  My deepest sympathyLove Marva Savanick Read more

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