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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Karen 'story begins in January of 2017 when she visited the hospital to examine a pain in her abdomen . She was admitted to the hospital to be prepped for emergency surgery the next day. Stage 3 cancer in the colon. The surgeon removed over 5 inches of her colon and immediately began chemo therapy twice a week, Devastated and completely blown away by this sudden news and the costs accumulating rapidly with no place to turn,and company insurance falling to the wayside as short term disability expired, the costs ratchet ups immediately. Meaning the there will not be enough money to cover the treatment and final surgery to reconnect the colon.exhausted the 401kplan ,we turn to our Christian friends to guide us in our prayers and direction