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    RAKs for dear friend battling agressive breast cancer

    My friend Melody just learned at the beginning of February that she has triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer and will be starting chemo as soon as possible.

    We met when her son was dating my daughter in high school, and while our kids relationship didn't work out, we have become close, dear friends. We get together monthly with a small group of ladies to sew, chat, and work on projects - mostly quilting although she has shown interest in other paper arts. She loves to garden (has a lovely vegetable garden and fruit trees), loves her dogs, cats and chickens. She plays the guitar beautifully and is a wonderful woman of Christian faith.

    She has asked friends for cards or index cards with bible verses to post around her home and give her hope and strength, and to remind her that life is worth fighting for. I'd like to try to collect faith art ATCs with healing or uplifting scripture verses that she can carry along with her to her appointments.

    I know it would bring her joy to receive these and I appreciate any consideration from this group. I am happy to reciprocate to anyone who wants to send ATCs with either personal ATCs or other things for you - envelopes with die cuts or papers or ephemera.

    I'll be adding ATCs to my available gallery as I get them made but I'm happy to do a personal theme too.

    If interested in helping me, please PM me and I'll send you my address.

    Jenn
    It's another beautiful day!

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    Here is a photo of Melody (we were on a quilting trip). She's a young 56. Next week she'll begin her chemo treatments, with surgery to follow.
    It's another beautiful day!

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    Hi Jenn, I'm not religious but would like to make a card (or 2) for your friend. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and after surgery, chemo and radiation was pronounced cancer free in 2016. I will send an ATC with a message of hope and healing if you PM me with your mailing address. Thanks!
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    Beautiful!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Thanks, nanvan! That will be very appreciated. I'm PM'ing you now. Congratulations and a heart-felt hurrah! for you being cancer free!

    Oh, and don't forget to let me know if you like any of my available cards in my gallery, or if I can send you something as my personal thanks.
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    It's another beautiful day!

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    This a beautiful jester that you are doing for your friend. I too was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. I had surgery, chemo and radiation. I have been cancer free all these years.
    Although it is a hard road to travel, there is much hope.
    When I was going through my journey, I wrote cards with inspirational sayings and quotes. I read them often and I found them to be extremely uplifting.
    If you could send me your address, I would like to send some cards.

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    sharlene54 - so glad to hear you have remained cancer free all these years! Although it's a scary journey, there is hope and you are living proof!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Hi Sharlene54, thank you, I'll PM you my address. It is such a blessing to hear that you overcame the cancer. Melody mentioned they did a bone scan and it showed no cancer there, so that is a good sign this week!

    Many thanks.
    It's another beautiful day!

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    That is great news, jfaskdown! When I first got my diagnosis, a friend in Ontario told a friend of hers who was part of a group who pray for those who are sick and they prayed for me (and continue to pray for me). While not religious, I know their prayers helped in my healing. I like to think our ATCs will be like a group prayer for Melody.
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    Love that, nanvan.
    It's another beautiful day!

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    Jenn, I mailed a handful of cards earlier this week. I hope they bring a smile to your dear friend!

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    Tears are just rolling down my face right now. Please send me your address - would be happy to send your beautiful friend some cards. My heart goes out to all of you brave ladies who have conquered the beast cancer! My best friend of 40+ years is a survivor as well. Much love and hugs to all of you.

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    Thank you OldsLady - so sweet of you to wish us well and wonderful that you are going to send some cards also.

    Jenn, I plan to do a few more cards and will send them when they are done!
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    Thanks so much - I received beautiful uplifting cards from chromaphyl yesterday and will be giving cards to Melody this week. I spoke with her this morning on the phone, she is doing ok after her first chemo but day 1 was pretty hard for her.

    I appreciate you all so much.

    Oldslady I'm PMing my address to you now.
    It's another beautiful day!

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    I will send a card or two as well, if you PM me your address. I hope all the good wishes and prayers will help her through the chemo.

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    Thank you Ann. I'll PM you my address.

    I've received some cards this week, will post here with an update when I get home tonight.

    Melody had two bad days this week but she is feeling better now. Her next chemo treatment is in just under two weeks.
    It's another beautiful day!

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    Nanvan, I received your lovely cards for Melody. She is going to love them. I gave her a batch this week, she was thrilled! Thanks for bringing her joy.
    It's another beautiful day!

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    Jenn, I have made a card for Melody and send healing thoughts.
    I'm always up for a trade; let me know if you're interested!

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    Hi aginghippychic - I've sent you my address. Thank you for your kindness!
    It's another beautiful day!

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    Sending prayers. I will be glad to send.

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