Category: Tribute to Katie

17 More Katie Kits Delivered

Last week, Tammy (Katie’s mom) and I dropped off the remaining Katie Kits from our fundraising efforts last fall, enough for 17 kits.  The clinic’s supply was running low, so got them 5 Katie Kits a few weeks ago, and then when Tammy got back in town, together we dropped off 11 more.  I think ...

2 Years Later – Remembering Katie

Today we sadly mark the 2nd anniversary of Katie’s peaceful passing, which occurred far too soon for such a bright, vibrant light.  To honor Katie, together we light Yahrzeit candles stating last night and throughout the day today, as we are reminded on this day of the loss we all feel. Katie is not forgotten ...

Yahrzeit 2016 – 2 Years on Wednesday

Friends, the 2nd anniversary of Katie’s passing will be upon us on this Wednesday, July 13th.  Hard to comprehend that it has been two years already since we lost our dear Katie K. Per Jewish tradition, Yahrzeit candles are lit at sundown on the evening prior to the anniversary.  These memorial candles burn for 24 ...

Happy Birthday Katie – Beach Party In Your Honor

This afternoon a few of us gathered on what would have been Katie’s 46th birthday.  We went to my neighborhood beach on Wing Lake, that Katie and Nate loved.  Sadly schedules prevented several of Katie’s girls and their families from joining us today.  Between baseball tournaments, swim meets and other family events, we didn’t quite ...

March Bonfire Love, More Katie Kits and New Design

We had a really nice Katie K bonfire at Tanya and Joe’s house two nights ago – gathering with a shared dinner of appetizers, great company of wonderful people, a nice bonfire outside as the rain ceased in time for us, and a cozy fireplace inside to warm us up later.  Feel so fortunate to ...

20 Months, Fire and New Blooms

Doesn’t seem possible, but today marks 20 months since you passed on.  Miss you even more at times.  It is raining today, but lit a fire for you last night and sat with an extra chair, by the the flickering flames on the pleasant night.  I wrote to you again and listened to our songs ...

More Katie Kit News and Happy Holidays

Well, we have some more news about the Katie Kits.  A second woman, Annie, left a Facebook comment on our last post, about getting her Katie Kit when she went in for radiation treatment.  You might have already seen this, but here is what Annie said: I also received a Katie Kit at 21st Century ...

Katie Kits Helping Patients

We just heard from a woman named Shawna about receiving her Katie Kit at 21st Century Oncology’s Pontiac clinic: Today was my first radiation treatment at the Pontiac office. I was feeling a bit anxious and uneasy about what I had to endure. The staff handed me a Katie Kit and I felt like somebody ...

Bonfire for You Tonight

Hi Babe – I lit a bonfire tonight on this late October night, as it seemed to remind me of many nights that we sat behind your house, under the towering trees and starry skies, when we would chat by the fire. Our talks would go late into the night as we kept adding another ...

Katie Kits being used, 143 Miles & $1200, and a Fall Bonfire

First off, wanted to let you know that we got word back from one woman, Nancy, who just LOVES her Katie Kit.  As Katie herself fine-tuned what things helped her get through radiation treatment, Nancy is very appreciative of all the items.  The vanilla fragrance roll-on works wonderfully to calm her, for even a self-described ...