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Following up on Jan's (phoenixrising's) post updating us on Linda (Gabe N Abby Mom), I heard back from Linda's friend Lisa on the fund that's been set up to help with Linda's hospital and insurance expenses.

Lisa said that Linda and her family are in danger of losing their health insurance unless they can raise some money to pay for the premium, and of course there are daily copays for her stay in the hospital. Lisa sounds like such a blessing: She's held two yard sales so far to raise money for Linda, and is planning more.

I have the information for sending donations, either directly to the fund that's been set up or to Lisa -- if you'd like to donate, please send me a private message, and I'll be glad to give you the info.

In the meantime, Lisa will let Linda know we're all sending our love and prayers to her, and I'm sure we'll be hearing from Linda soon, once she's home from the hospital and feeling better.


CypressCynthia's picture
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I just sent a donation as I heard back from Lisa too. My heart is so heavy tonight, but, the good news is that the scans look good. Linda, get well soon! And thanks so much Traci--you're a sweetie.

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Thanks Traci (insert heart here :)

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Lisa sent me the info, also....come on pink sisters, this is one of our own who needs our help...and tangible help....I know we'll open our hearts and our wallets! even if it's five bucks...every little bit helps....

Hugs, Nancy

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Different Ballgame
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The check is in the mail. Got the information on where to send it.

Linda has always been very supportive to all our CSN sisters. Now it's our turn to give her a helping hand.

Lots of Hugs,

CypressCynthia's picture
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P.S. You can also make a credit card donation on the caringbridge site, if someone would rather do that. PM me if you want info as to how to access her site.

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I was wondering where on caring bridge one can donate to Linda, I only found where you can donate to support caring bridge in honor of Linda but not sending funds to Linda. IF you can direct me where on the page I can donate to Linda that would be great, thanks I appreciate it.


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Bella Luna
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Traci and fellow Pinks... this is such a good work that you do on behalf of Linda and her family. It's such a hard and stressful time for the family. God bless them abundantly. Will send my contribution as well.

Frankie Shannon
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Hi Tracy i tried to email Lisa but i guess i got it wrong could you please send me info on where to donate for Linda,as i'm from Washington State so can't help the family in meals and cleaning so will send money to help with costs.Thanks Frankie

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Linda is an amazing woman.

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Just sent my check into the bank for sweet Linda and her family. My prayers go out to them and to all of you wonderful angels.

Hugs, Renee

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My check went out yesterday....Now I'm wondering if I should have just made it out to Linda's husband...instead of the " fund" ....have no idea if there will be tax liability for Linda's family on this ...good old IRS will probably want their cut come tax time....grrrrrrr....that's all they need! Any accounts in here? Just wondering...

Hugs, Nancy

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Can you please PM me her address? I was going to send it to the Caringbridge, but with the info, would rather send it straight to her.


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My sister sent a donation too on caringbridge site! She was very moved by Linda's story. And I think she understood that Linda is family to the Pink Warriors!

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I can't figure out this caring bridge site.....HELP.....
Hugs, Nancy

CypressCynthia's picture
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Nancy, I pm'd you info about how to get into her caringbridge site :-)

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This is tough to read. Linda has been a pillar of strength and
voice of compassion and reason for so many on this board. She
went through so much without letting on to the rest of us the
hell she was going through. She always put us first, didn't
want to scare, discourage or even worry us. But worry we did.
Little does she know how much we have come to rely on her
words and her fearless leadership. I miss you with all my heart

And while I can't help as much as I want to, I will do the
best I can.

You will be on my mind and in my heart till I hear again from you.

Biiiig hug sister, you are very much missed and adored!

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Check will be in the mail tomorrow morning. Ditto to everything Ayse said!

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Double Whammy
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Just want to clarify that donations made via CaringBridge go to CaringBridge in tribute to Linda - they do not go to Linda. She will get something that lets her know that you donated to CaringBridge in tribut to her. These donations are a good thing, but might not be what you intended.


New Flower
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I am going to do direct mail to Lisa

CypressCynthia's picture
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Oh no! That is terrible. I am so glad that you clarified that, but I sure wish I had known before I sent the $. :-(

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Bumping up

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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Oh my gosh...that should be all caps and said over and over...I just can't believe how many of you are willing to help so much...especially when there are so many who have larger needs. (It would be so easy to go into politics here, but I will refrain.) And many of those with larger needs are right here fighting as we all are.

I wish everyone had a Lisa in their lives, someone bold enough to say "I love this girl, please help me help her." and then with the chutzpah and drive to follow up.

Lisa and I have been friends for about 22 years now, we first met working together. And she has always been there for me when I need her...we probably know each other way too well.

Again I am writing with tears in my eyes...grateful, happy, tears...the ones that are just because I am so overwhelmed (I wish I had stronger words) that so many of you care enough to take time to do something...if tears would wash away shingles they would be gone tomorrow as I just can't seem to stop.

I love you all so much.


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We are just so happy to have you back! I am doing my happy dance tonight...yay! And Lisa is awesome--give her a big hug for me. I was so grateful to get her updates. She is amazing, but, we know already, that you are too!

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Jean 0609
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I too have tears in my eyes seeing your post. We love you and missed you. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.


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