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

Hello Dear Family, Friends and Pipeliners,

Many thanks to those who have added to the research fund lately. Remember that if you do not see your name in this list or in the previous two lists, check with me via email If you mailed recently it could be in my post office box and we're going there today.

WE have raised an amazing $16,426.00! If you still want to donate, feel free to do so. I didn't realize when I set the ending date how close it was to the beginning date. Make check out to Washington University. Mail to Knitting Pipeline, Box 549, Washington IL 61571

3rd Edition donors--a HUGE thank you!

Mary Lee
Diane and Bill Peach
Eileen Vaccaro
Diane Hodson
Bev Riggins
Fran Lowell
Cecilia, Mike, and Ethan Merkle
Debra Scheinholtz
Lynn Gutzmer
Sarah Rosenson
Helen Stewart
Susie and Chuck Brunner
Debbie Reeber
'Paula Prutsman
Christie Maas
Laurie Arp
Jim and Becky Whiteside
Patty Muir
Bill Pyatt
Gayle Poehlman
Jan Hamby
Sharon Scerrato
Bev Marion
Alane O'Neill
Nancy Bekedam
Sandy Tunnell
Linda Swenson
Dave and Patty Nordhielm
Jane Wolfe
Faith Martin
Martha Healy
Sue and Jack Witkin
Nils and Emily Fuessle
Peter Fuessle
Mary Schroeder
Midge Henrichsen
Ellen Sweat
Esther Rubin
Page Clock
Christina Biava
Bonnie and Doug Sims
Pat McHugh
Christine Carpenter
Andrea Raley
Linda Olson
Sandra Caccamise
Deborah Nelson
Tracy Bell
Nancy Conybeare
Kathy Johnson
Jane Lipp
Cydnie Houghton
Carolyn Koch
The Swyka Family
Deborah Monnin
Beatrice Benesh
Pamela Hopkins (Hopkins Literary Assoc.)
Anne Hudson-McDavid
Tracey Conley
Aileen Bartels

Thank you for your generosity and support! We are off to Springfield today for chemotherapy. This is the drug that didn't have many side effects last time, so we're hoping that is the case today since I'm still dealing with side effects from the treatment two weeks ago. 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. I'll post a few photos of our family time.

Rejoicing , always,
Patients and caregivers love hearing from you; add a comment to show your support.
Help Paula Stay Connected to Family and Friends

A $30 donation to CaringBridge powers a site like Paula's for one month. Help keep this site online for them and for you.

Show Your Support

See the Ways to Help page to get even more involved.

Personal Fundraiser
Support Links
Helpful Tasks