You all realize that cancer is something that affects a person to his/her core. What we don't always acknowledge is the impact on the loved ones and caregivers of the cancer victim. I have to say there have been some very low points along the way and I could have given up months ago without Karen's love and dedication. She has given up herself for my needs for the last year and a half and has pulled us through. As my cousin Timmy calls her, she's Saint Karen of Thornton!
I can't begin to recognize everyone who has played a role in support of us while we have been on this journey. Of course, my family and friends have been there every step of the way and even acquaintances and people I'll never know have been loyal in prayer and support. We can't thank you all enough.
We are going to do a little celebration / appreciation event on Saturday November 16th. We are calling it "Thanks a Brunch!" We realize that everyone who is reading this can't possibly make it, but for those who can, we'd love to have you stop by and enjoy a little brunch with us. We are bringing in a celebrity chef, Dr. Ben Spedding, to prepare some really nice treats. We expect a good number of folks so if you could choose to come either early (9:00 a.m.) or later around (11:00 a.m) it will help spread out the crowd and give us plenty of room. If you wouldn't mind, please send an email to me at email@example.com or Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you can make it. NO gifts please - your presence and your support over these many months is more than we could ask for.