Paula’s Story

Site created on January 12, 2019

Welcome friends. Thank you for visiting this site to support Paula, Bob and their family. As they prepare to fight Paula's ovarian cancer we can support them most importantly through our prayers.  Paula has chosen Philippians 4: 4-7 as her anthem during this journey. It is her hope that as we pray for her each day we will join together in reciting these words and find peace in their meaning. "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ." (NIV)  

It is with great love and respect that I will be sharing Paula's news here, on Caring Bridge. Paula is blessed with so many family and friends so we thought this would be the easiest way to share information, taking the burden off of them.  Please feel free to write comments on this site which will be shared with Paula and Bob.

Thank you for your love and support of our dear friend at this very difficult time. 
Sarah Tellefson

Newest Update

Journal entry by Paula Fuessle

Dear Friends, Family, and Pipeliners,

I am so pleased to recognize those who have answered the call to help fight ovarian cancer. 100% of your donations are going to Dr. Katherine Fuh's lab at Washington University. THANK YOU!

As of December 10, 2019 the total is $6,373.00! My goal is $10,000 and I believe we can go even higher than that. (If you sent your check to my PO Box, it may be waiting for me and you will be in the next Honor Roll.)

Honor Roll (In no particular order...)

Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat (cash donations so I am unable to name individuals)
Shirley Emons (Paula's beautiful and amazing mother)
Knitting Pipeline Eagle Crest Retreat (cash donations)
Missy Voigt
Becky Cauldwell
Sarah Koscica
Kathy Valdes
Linda Gesling
Debbie Roney
Gayle and Steve Joehl
Paula and Bob Fuessle
Pamela Collier
Kathy Steele
Linda Moss
Diane and Art Hillenburg
Bill and Marilyn Bates
Angie Gallas
Mary Schultz
Val Williams
Monica Brandau
Paul and Judy Brown
Cami Lightbody
Jean and David Kiesewetter
Rob and Rebecca Bell
Bev and Dan Doty

Ovarian cancer is one of the sneakiest and persistent of cancers. Advances in ovarian cancer research may help with treating other forms of cancer. I am benefiting now from previous research. That I am alive and feeling well nearly a year since my diagnosis is a testimony to earlier research.

My campaign will be open until January 1, 2020. Any amount, large or small, is appreciated!

Please make check payable to Washington University and write Ovarian Cancer Research in the memo line.

Mail to my PO Box, home address, or hand to me directly.

Knitting Pipeline
Box 549
Washington IL 61571

With thanksgiving to all of you, 

Ovarian Cancer Survivor
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