Monday, November 7, 2011

A Heavy Heart - Katie Renz

I am pasting the email I received from Kate at I heart papers.  Katie Renz has gone home. Please keep her family in your prayers.

Dear Swimmers,

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to you to let you know that Katie has passed. Early this morning at 5:10am PST she passed peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family until the very end.

Please take a moment to update your followers and blog readers with this news. We had such an overwhelming support for the Swimming for Katie hop and fundraiser and I know they would want to know this news. The donation link is still live, as is the static page with the fundraising items for sale. All the information is HERE. So, if people feel so moved, they still have the opportunity to purchase or donate.

Sympathy cards can be sent to:

The Renz Family
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Also, in case you're interested, the twins, Nate and Will, will be turning 6 on Nov. 19th and Hunter will be 12 on Dec. 1. It would be wonderful if we could shower them with cards for their special day, just like their mom would do. Kevin's birthday is November 17. 

I am at a loss for any other words other than thanking you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you.
With deep sadness...

A note from me....SCS Teapot Tuesday group will be doing a drive for birthday cards for the boys so please be watching for info if you'd like to participate.


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~amy~ said...

I'm at work...on my lunch and literally gasped...I'm so very sad...thanks for posting this...I appreciate it.

Monica said...

God bless her soul... If I post a card from Indonesia it would take over a month but I would be happy to send an e-card.
Let me know,


Shona Erlenborn said...

I will keep Katie's family in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know Charlene. So sad.

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