June 112022

Days to Race356

January 16, 1957 to March 7, 2011 – My mother, Karen, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2010 and lost her battle March 7, 2011. She left behind a son and daughter ages 26 and 22. Her son Michael, and mother Helen, were at her bedside at the hospital, but I was in Hawaii on vacation with family. Her passing was so shocking and unexpected but Karen was a fighter, a loving mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She is remembered every single day by her family and missed dearly. My life is so empty without her, but by participating in the Alaska Run for Women I can honor her memory. RIP 3/7/11 – I love you Mom. As her daughter, I am deeply saddened by the loss of my mother and that I wasn’t there when she passed to give her a real goodbye, but someone once told me “Goodbye means forever, that’s why you didn’t get to say it.” Until we meet again, Mom Xoxo

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