Category: Tribute to Katie

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Yahrzeit for Katie

This evening marks the beginning of the Yahrzeit for Katie. This Jewish tradition of remembrance of a loved one’s passing, begins at sundown the evening before, and lasts through the day of. So beginning this sundown, we light our candles for Katie and remember her love of others and life itself. For many, not a ...

Birthday Orchid

Katie’s Birthday today

For what would have been Katie’s 50th birthday today, here is one of Katie’s orchids blooming, in the sunlight this morning! May you all feel her presence, love and guidance, in even the slightest of ways.  For she surely did love and cherish her friends, family and especially Nate — so do keep that feeling ...

Katie Kramer Psy.D. Doctoral Dissertation Cover

Doctoral Dissertation 2009 – Kathryn (Katie) Kramer, Psy.D.

Long overdue, especially with how many families Katie helped with both her research and hands-on work, which she loved.  Wanted to post Katie’s Doctoral Dissertation in electronic form (link below).  A big thank you to Shawn Rubin for asking if he could re-read Katie’s work and how important he thought it was/is.  One glitch (old ...

Humor and Love Through Adversity – #WonderWoman

This was Halloween 2013 with Katie, Nate and the best Bubbie! Katie truly was a superhero, WONDER WOMAN and her humor through adversity… amazing! Cancer smanzer!! 🔥❤️ …Nate decided on our costumes as he thought his mom was wonder woman too. This is right after Katie stopped us before taking a picture — to make ...

Bike Thank You for All… Some Music! AND Katie Kits to Gilda’s Club!

For the donors for my past bike rides for Katie Kit donations (and Multiple Sclerosis) I’ve mailed out CDs.  But in this digital / streaming age I’ve put together a long playlist to cover 2017 through 2019, if I end up doing the ride(s) this year.  As the world needs a little more love these ...

Happy Mother’s Day!!

With Katie’s orchids blooming, wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms, grandmothers and great-grandmothers!  May we properly raise you up today, and let the world know how much we love and appreciate you! Katie felt so much joy and contentment being a mother.  She was forever changed when Nate came into her ...

Breast Cancer Resources and MBC / Stage 4

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wanted to share some organizations doing important work in the areas of support and research, including Stage 4 / Metastatic Breast Cancer.  This is when Breast Cancer spreads to another parts of the body and is sadly why over 40,000 women pass away each year.  Katie had MBC and was ...

4 Years Later – Katie’s Love Persists

Tonight at sunset, we started to remember the vibrant life of our Katie K, whom left us too soon 4 years ago tomorrow (July 13th).  Light a Yahrzeit candle tonight or tomorrow (or a peaceful bonfire) and remember her wishes that we all “let our little light shine.”  If you’d like to share a photo(s) ...

Happy Birthday Dear Katie

On her birthday today, we celebrate the vibrant life of our dear Katie. A tough day is coming up in two weeks, as it will be 4 years since her passing. But try to use her birthday to joyfully remember the person, and mother, she was – her joy and tender care for Nate, her ...

2018 Katie Kit Items

21 Katie Kits Delivered – Lavanila and Beautiful LED Candles Included

Thanks to all of your generosity, yesterday we stopped in the radiation clinic and delivered 21 new Katie Kits. Just in time as they were down to 2 left.  While we wish Katie was still here to do so herself, it feels comforting to be able to continue her vision of giving back directly in ...