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Gary Karas
Gary Karas
Sarah,

To you and your family, my prayers go out to you all. I had lived in Ann Arbor back in Vada's playing days and came across the article on his passing and the  upcoming remembrance. I vividly remember Vada back in his playing days at the Big House, and it was always a pleasure to watch him. My best to all of you.
Thom Dartt
Thom Dartt
Sarah,

 

Recently, I sent an e-mail to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to find out what percentage of all income they receive goes toward actual cancer RESEARCH.  I was astounded when they sent back a response that showed only 24% of their income goes toward finding a cure.

I urge you to make sure all, or almost all of the money donated to the Vada Murray Foundation is used to fund research.  It makes it so much more powerful when you can go to donors and show them that their money is going toward a cure and nothing else.

Thom
rick carty
rick carty
sorry to hear of your loss.Still tell of of the atlecthic power in which your Vada had as he made a tremendous play in basketball against me way back in the 8th grade.Just to let you know that his memory is still strong from far away.They can leave but never take our thoughts and dreams.Good Luck.
Carol Mazur
Carol Mazur
Sarah it has been such a long time since I have spoken to you. I was going through some boxes and found some old Ameriprise statements.  Long story short I went on the web and found out about Vada.  I was in shock.  Hank and I are now living in Yuma, AZ.  I cannot tell you how much my heart aches for you and I wish I could just give you a huge hug. I have lost people I love and I know the pain and the loss.  There are no magic words to help you, that is still another journey you must make.  You have one saving grace, your children. Necessity, time, and your love for them will be your partner through this journey.  Then one day you will look at them and see an expression, a phrase, a mannerism that is Vada's and you will know that he is still with you. They are the living proof of your love. They are beautiful girls and I know Vada will be watching over all of you and bringing you blessings in the future. Real love is never lost or forgotten it only can change form.
Try and take care of yourself and good luck with the lawsuit (it is amazing what you can learn on the web) because I believe you are right.
With heartfelt caring,
Carol Mazur and Hank Capraro
Nancy Kupina
Nancy Kupina
Sarah,

Although I think of you daily, I just wanted to take a moment, today, to let you know.  I suspect they are many others that are doing the same.  The rains last night were heavy and cleansing and today the sun and a bit of warmth have been revealed.  This beautiful day, when only yesterday it was sleeting, snowing, grey and cold.  I hope this day might bring some moments of renewed energy to you, as yet another chapter begins.

Much love,

Nancy
Stephen Darden
Stephen Darden
I am deeply saddened to hear of Vada's passing. I grew up with Vada and always admired his athletic abilities. I remember Vada as being very humble but confident. His actions spoke louder than his words ever did. I have moved on with my life but childhood friends always remain in your heart. I cherish the time I spent with Vada and based on his story I can only imagine the number of lives he has touched with his presence. I have been a Police Officer for 20 years and I am still working as a Police Officer in Vallejo California. I am also 43 and married with kids. I guess Vada and I had more in common than I thought. My thoughts and prayers are with Vada's family. I am very proud to have known Vada. I remember bragging to my fellow Marines about Vada after reading about one of his games at Michigan in 1988 at my first duty station in California! I would always say "he's a good guy". I had a lot of respect for Vada. In short, Vada was very popular. I was not but, he always treated me as if I was and I will never forget that. I know Vada truly loved football. I remember wondering why he ran so much faster than me as a kid playing Nerf football at Amity Elementary! haha I will miss you....God Bless... I guess we have some catching up to do when I make it to Heaven...
Debra Welch
Debra Welch
Sarah,

You don't know me, nor did I know your husband but I want to express my condolences to you and your family.  I read the article and it brought me to tears.  I so can understand and relate to Vada's story.  My best friend of many years was also diagnosed with the same lung cancer.  We ran together, she was is excellent physical condition and at 37 told she had Stage 4, go home and set up a hospice.  She was a fighter and lived 9 years.  The longest known survivor.  I'm writing to tell you she and many of us that loved her have done and are continuing to support the cause.  Be strong for your children, god bless you.  Debra
Michele Collica
Michele Collica
Sarah, Deric, Kendall, Harper. We love you. We love you. We love you. We are thinking of you so very much. So much so that I drove past Nie on Weds morning and was headed for Annies's when I realized that Ry doesn't go there anymore!! Oops. Huge hugs and many kisses.. You are loved. Michele, Sean & Ryleigh
rick carty
rick carty
sorry to hear of your loss.Still tell of of the atlecthic power in which your Vada had as he made a tremendous play in basketball against me way back in the 8th grade.Just to let you know that his memory is still strong from far away.They can leave but never take our thoughts and dreams.Good Luck.
Stephen Darden
Stephen Darden
I am deeply saddened to hear of Vada's passing. I grew up with Vada and always admired his athletic abilities. I remember Vada as being very humble but confident. His actions spoke louder than his words ever did. I have moved on with my life but childhood friends always remain in your heart. I cherish the time I spent with Vada and based on his story I can only imagine the number of lives he has touched with his presence. I have been a Police Officer for 20 years and I am still working as a Police Officer in Vallejo California. I am also 43 and married with kids. I guess Vada and I had more in common than I thought. My thoughts and prayers are with Vada's family. I am very proud to have known Vada. I remember bragging to my fellow Marines about Vada after reading about one of his games at Michigan in 1988 at my first duty station in California! I would always say "he's a good guy". I had a lot of respect for Vada. In short, Vada was very popular. I was not but, he always treated me as if I was and I will never forget that. I know Vada truly loved football. I remember wondering why he ran so much faster than me as a kid playing Nerf football at Amity Elementary! haha I will miss you....God Bless... I guess we have some catching up to do when I make it to Heaven...
Michele Collica
Michele Collica
Sarah, Deric, Kendall, Harper. We love you. We love you. We love you. We are thinking of you so very much. So much so that I drove past Nie on Weds morning and was headed for Annies's when I realized that Ry doesn't go there anymore!! Oops. Huge hugs and many kisses.. You are loved. Michele, Sean & Ryleigh
Gary Karas
Gary Karas
Sarah,

To you and your family, my prayers go out to you all. I had lived in Ann Arbor back in Vada's playing days and came across the article on his passing and the  upcoming remembrance. I vividly remember Vada back in his playing days at the Big House, and it was always a pleasure to watch him. My best to all of you.
Thom Dartt
Thom Dartt
Sarah,

 

Recently, I sent an e-mail to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to find out what percentage of all income they receive goes toward actual cancer RESEARCH.  I was astounded when they sent back a response that showed only 24% of their income goes toward finding a cure.

I urge you to make sure all, or almost all of the money donated to the Vada Murray Foundation is used to fund research.  It makes it so much more powerful when you can go to donors and show them that their money is going toward a cure and nothing else.

Thom
Carol Mazur
Carol Mazur
Sarah it has been such a long time since I have spoken to you. I was going through some boxes and found some old Ameriprise statements.  Long story short I went on the web and found out about Vada.  I was in shock.  Hank and I are now living in Yuma, AZ.  I cannot tell you how much my heart aches for you and I wish I could just give you a huge hug. I have lost people I love and I know the pain and the loss.  There are no magic words to help you, that is still another journey you must make.  You have one saving grace, your children. Necessity, time, and your love for them will be your partner through this journey.  Then one day you will look at them and see an expression, a phrase, a mannerism that is Vada's and you will know that he is still with you. They are the living proof of your love. They are beautiful girls and I know Vada will be watching over all of you and bringing you blessings in the future. Real love is never lost or forgotten it only can change form.
Try and take care of yourself and good luck with the lawsuit (it is amazing what you can learn on the web) because I believe you are right.
With heartfelt caring,
Carol Mazur and Hank Capraro
Nancy Kupina
Nancy Kupina
Sarah,

Although I think of you daily, I just wanted to take a moment, today, to let you know.  I suspect they are many others that are doing the same.  The rains last night were heavy and cleansing and today the sun and a bit of warmth have been revealed.  This beautiful day, when only yesterday it was sleeting, snowing, grey and cold.  I hope this day might bring some moments of renewed energy to you, as yet another chapter begins.

Much love,

Nancy
Debra Welch
Debra Welch
Sarah,

You don't know me, nor did I know your husband but I want to express my condolences to you and your family.  I read the article and it brought me to tears.  I so can understand and relate to Vada's story.  My best friend of many years was also diagnosed with the same lung cancer.  We ran together, she was is excellent physical condition and at 37 told she had Stage 4, go home and set up a hospice.  She was a fighter and lived 9 years.  The longest known survivor.  I'm writing to tell you she and many of us that loved her have done and are continuing to support the cause.  Be strong for your children, god bless you.  Debra
Thom Dartt
Thom Dartt
Sarah,

 

Recently, I sent an e-mail to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to find out what percentage of all income they receive goes toward actual cancer RESEARCH.  I was astounded when they sent back a response that showed only 24% of their income goes toward finding a cure.

I urge you to make sure all, or almost all of the money donated to the Vada Murray Foundation is used to fund research.  It makes it so much more powerful when you can go to donors and show them that their money is going toward a cure and nothing else.

Thom
rick carty
rick carty
sorry to hear of your loss.Still tell of of the atlecthic power in which your Vada had as he made a tremendous play in basketball against me way back in the 8th grade.Just to let you know that his memory is still strong from far away.They can leave but never take our thoughts and dreams.Good Luck.
Carol Mazur
Carol Mazur
Sarah it has been such a long time since I have spoken to you. I was going through some boxes and found some old Ameriprise statements.  Long story short I went on the web and found out about Vada.  I was in shock.  Hank and I are now living in Yuma, AZ.  I cannot tell you how much my heart aches for you and I wish I could just give you a huge hug. I have lost people I love and I know the pain and the loss.  There are no magic words to help you, that is still another journey you must make.  You have one saving grace, your children. Necessity, time, and your love for them will be your partner through this journey.  Then one day you will look at them and see an expression, a phrase, a mannerism that is Vada's and you will know that he is still with you. They are the living proof of your love. They are beautiful girls and I know Vada will be watching over all of you and bringing you blessings in the future. Real love is never lost or forgotten it only can change form.
Try and take care of yourself and good luck with the lawsuit (it is amazing what you can learn on the web) because I believe you are right.
With heartfelt caring,
Carol Mazur and Hank Capraro
Stephen Darden
Stephen Darden
I am deeply saddened to hear of Vada's passing. I grew up with Vada and always admired his athletic abilities. I remember Vada as being very humble but confident. His actions spoke louder than his words ever did. I have moved on with my life but childhood friends always remain in your heart. I cherish the time I spent with Vada and based on his story I can only imagine the number of lives he has touched with his presence. I have been a Police Officer for 20 years and I am still working as a Police Officer in Vallejo California. I am also 43 and married with kids. I guess Vada and I had more in common than I thought. My thoughts and prayers are with Vada's family. I am very proud to have known Vada. I remember bragging to my fellow Marines about Vada after reading about one of his games at Michigan in 1988 at my first duty station in California! I would always say "he's a good guy". I had a lot of respect for Vada. In short, Vada was very popular. I was not but, he always treated me as if I was and I will never forget that. I know Vada truly loved football. I remember wondering why he ran so much faster than me as a kid playing Nerf football at Amity Elementary! haha I will miss you....God Bless... I guess we have some catching up to do when I make it to Heaven...
Debra Welch
Debra Welch
Sarah,

You don't know me, nor did I know your husband but I want to express my condolences to you and your family.  I read the article and it brought me to tears.  I so can understand and relate to Vada's story.  My best friend of many years was also diagnosed with the same lung cancer.  We ran together, she was is excellent physical condition and at 37 told she had Stage 4, go home and set up a hospice.  She was a fighter and lived 9 years.  The longest known survivor.  I'm writing to tell you she and many of us that loved her have done and are continuing to support the cause.  Be strong for your children, god bless you.  Debra
Gary Karas
Gary Karas
Sarah,

To you and your family, my prayers go out to you all. I had lived in Ann Arbor back in Vada's playing days and came across the article on his passing and the  upcoming remembrance. I vividly remember Vada back in his playing days at the Big House, and it was always a pleasure to watch him. My best to all of you.
Michele Collica
Michele Collica
Sarah, Deric, Kendall, Harper. We love you. We love you. We love you. We are thinking of you so very much. So much so that I drove past Nie on Weds morning and was headed for Annies's when I realized that Ry doesn't go there anymore!! Oops. Huge hugs and many kisses.. You are loved. Michele, Sean & Ryleigh
Nancy Kupina
Nancy Kupina
Sarah,

Although I think of you daily, I just wanted to take a moment, today, to let you know.  I suspect they are many others that are doing the same.  The rains last night were heavy and cleansing and today the sun and a bit of warmth have been revealed.  This beautiful day, when only yesterday it was sleeting, snowing, grey and cold.  I hope this day might bring some moments of renewed energy to you, as yet another chapter begins.

Much love,

Nancy