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butterflylvr
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I received the following message in a "Thank You" card from Katrina Larson's Mom:

Dear Lorrie:
I'm wanting to let you know how much you and all the other members of the BCSN meant to her. She was so grateful there was a place she could go where she could level about how she felt and also support others in their struggle to find a way beyond this awful disease.

We miss her so much and I am so grateful that she was loved so well by all of you. I know it made the difference to her recovery from each of her surgeries that she had so many praying & hoping for her improved health.

Katrina had fabulous friends and I know all you ladies looked to her as a daughter and she was lucky to have so many doting Moms. I could love on her and empathize with her losses and her pain, but you guys really knew how she felt, so she didn't feel alone. I'm so grateful she found you when she needed you, and I hope all of you will hold her memory dear. She loved you guys and you enriched her life.

She wore the bracelet you sent her and was thrilled to get it. I got an ornament to send for her exchange and then with everything going on didn't get to send it. I'm sorry about that...

Thank you for everything
Joan & Gary Larson

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I had chills reading the note.  All of our hearts just ache for her parents, and they took the time to say how much everyone's love and prayers meant.  Thanks so much for sharing!  Hugs to you, Linda

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Kat held a special place in all our hearts.  She had such a bright light and beautiful spirit.  My heart goes out to her family and friends.  I can't imagine how much she must be missed.

 

She is on my nightly prayer list for those in heaven.  I know she is in a better place.

Hugs, Renee

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Alexis F
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Thank you Lorrie for posting this.  Still praying for her family.

 

Hugs, Lex

Lynn Smith
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She was our inspiration.She did so much during her treatment.More than I could do.I would probably just sit around and feel sorry for myself.She traveled, worked some, went school, made new friends and fought this beast.She had so much fun in life.She will always be in our hearts and prayers.She looking down on us now.She's our Angel.

We all miss so many of our Pink Sisters and Brothers but Kat was the youngest and will never be forgotten.  A young lady at 21 losing her battle from breast cancer is very hard to understand. Not fair for anyone really. 

Thoughts are with her family and friends. She was so loved by all.

Lynn Smith

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What a nice thank you note from Kat's parents.  I feel so bad for them.  We all lost a very special young woman, pink sister.

 

Thank you Lorrie.

 

Hugs, Jan

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ladyg
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for posting this. She will always be in our hearts.

Hugs,

Georgia

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DebbyM
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Kat was a true inspiration to all of us!  We will always hold her in our hearts and minds.

 

Hugs, Debby

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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Thank you Lorrie.  The tears are flowing as I type this.  Kat was truly a special person...she is missed.

Hugs,

Linda

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Alexis F
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Lorrie, can you please let Kat's parents know how we all miss her.  She truly was our hero on here and brought so much to all of us.

 

Lex

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Bella Luna
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Thank you for posting the letter, Lori.  Kari was an exaordinary young woman who touched so many with her amazing spirit.  

God bless her and her family.

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butterflylvr
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on Katrina's facebook wall where I know her family will find it... and had also included the link to this thread for them to read ~ Lorrie

 

Joan Larson ~ I received your thankyou card and passed along your loving words to the breast cancer boards. Here is the link for the CSN one. As you can see she is truly missed by all of us, her pink sisters. Our love and prayers continue to go out to you and your family as you cope with such a devistating loss. God Bless you all and rest assured Katrina will always be in our hearts.

survivorbc09
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Thanks again Lorrie! 

New Flower
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Thank you Lorrie

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Kylez
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I haven't been online for awhile and just saw this post.  Thank you Lorrie for showing it to us.  And, thanks to Kat's parents for writing it.

Still hard knowing Kat is gone.... 

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SIROD
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Dear Lorrie,

You might mention to Joan Larson that she is welcome here as a "caretaker of someone who had breast cancer".  My first discussion board online back in the late nineties, a young woman, Regan joined our group.  She was the same age as Kat, the same enthusiasm for life, a very accomplish young lady, a college student, cut down in life's most productive stage.  Everyone adopted her as was done here.  Kat suffered far more than Regan but the latter had a prolong wait for death.  

After Regan death, her mother joined our group and was excellent advising the younger women who came to the board.  The board lost it's funding about 5 years ago.   We are on closed Facebook account, only open for old members .  She never joined the group there, though she was recently remembered by us all.  It was hard for her to come to terms with her daughter's death and we seem to give her comfort.   In return, in due time she gave solace to others.  

No one ever forgets the Katrina's, the Regan's and all the younger women who die before they had a chance to really lived.  This disease is cruelest to them who should have been enjoying all life frivolities instead of coping with a terminal disease.  My heart always breaks for them and their love ones whose lost is incomprehensible.

 

Doris

 

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That is so sweet of you to post the link for Kat's family.  I know they will appreciate it.  Thanks again to you too!

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DianeBC
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Thanks Lorrie for sharing the thank you note.  None of us will ever forget that beautiful young sister.  She was always so full of life and so positive for everyone! 

Miss her,

Diane

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Thanks for posting the thank you card.  I didn't know Kat, but, it is obvious how loved she was and what a wonderful person she was.

Hugs, Rose

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It's still so hard to think of Kat not being here.  She fought the bravest battle I've ever known.  Thanks Lorrie and thanks to Kat's family for sharing her with us and for the thank you.

 

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MsGebby
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didn't fall far from the tree.  Reading this beautifully written note tugs at my heart strings.  I think of Kat everyday and just don't understand how this could happen to someone so young.  I loved her like a daughter because she was one of us.  

Please give Joan and Gary a great big THANK YOU for taking the time to write.  And also let them know,  WE ARE HERE FOR THEM as well.  They will remain in my prayers to find peace as time goes on.

 

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Mary

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jnl
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What a beautiful thank you note!  Please do let her parents know that we all appreciate their thoughtfulness to thank us, especially when we all know they are still hurting from the loss of their daughter.

We are all still hurting from losing our brave sister Kat..

 

Hugs and tears,

Leeza

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Thank you Lori,

Kat, was truly a inspiration to us all. She was very wise for her young years. She will always live in our hearts.

She is truly missed. My prayers go out to Kat, in heaven and her family here on earth. This was a great loss.

Rest in peace Kat,

Kay,

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VickiSam
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our World is a little sadder without Kat.  She meant so much to all of us.  My thoughts and prayers are with her beloved mom, and dad.

Thank you so much, Lorrie, for the posting.

Vicki Sam

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susie09
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Kat will always be in all of our ♥'s!  No one could ever forget someone so sweet, so kind, so full of energy and life.  Kat was special to all of us. 

Thank you for posting the thank you note from her Mother.  What a gracious lady she is.

Let us know if you receive anything else Lorrie.

 

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sea60
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a flower! Her beautiful personality was a beautiful bloom! She taught us so much and was wise beyond her years. Words cannot express my sadness at your loss. But I know her life, be it short, impacted so many.

God bless you with His peace,

 

Sylvia

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Megan M
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Beautiful words from a beautiful woman!  Thank you for sharing this and I am always praying for Kat's family. 

Hugs, Megan

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Noel
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No thanks is necessary but what a gracious lady Kat's mom is.  If you hear anything further from her Lorrie, please let us know and thank you!

Noel

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DianeBC
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Have you heard anymore from Kat's parents Lorrie?  It is still so hard to believe that we've lost Kat.  I always include her family in my prayers.

 

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susie09
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I met a young girl the other day at my Cancer Center and she reminded me a lot of Kat.  She was beautiful, had Kat's long hair and was determined to beat bc.  Sure miss our young one and I hope her family is doing well.

I told this girl that she reminded me of someone very special to many bc pink sisters.  She just smiled and said thank you.  it was almost like she knew who I was talking about....

 

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