I wanted to give you all an update on Katie, the young mother suffering from gastric cancer who was the reason for the Swimming for Katie blog hop we did a few weeks ago.
I am so sad to report that Katie passed away yesterday morning, surrounded by her family and friends. You can read her husband’s update on Katie’s blog here.
Katie leaves behind her husband, Kevin, and her three young children. Her children and husband are all celebrating birthdays in the very near future, so any sympathy or birthday cards you’d like to send would be appreciated. Her son, Hunter, will be turning 12 on December 1st, twin boys, Nate and Will, will be turning 6 on November 19, and her husband, Kevin’s birthday is November 17.
Cards can be sent to:
The Renz Family
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
Donations for Katie and her family are still being accepted. You can find all the information for doing so here.
Even though I never knew Katie, it was such an honor to be able to support a fellow crafter and mother of young children in time of need. Her story has touched my heart as I’m sure it has touched yours. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Katie’s dear family with your words of encouragement, your prayers, and your cards and letters of love and support.