Welcome to our CaringBridge site. Karen and I recently found out that she would require heart valve replacement in the next 4-6 weeks. We have known about and been tracking the condition for the past 10 years and know it looks like surgery is at hand. We've created this CaringBridge site to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. Feel free to pass the link to this site to those you think may be interested.