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  • Pam Alexson
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    Big hugs to you and your family Lisa.
    May you be surrounded, especially today by many warm and happy memories of the times you enjoyed together with Lori.

    Love, Pam

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    Thank you all so much for all of your posts and extremely kind words. Tomorrow is the day that 10 years ago changed my life forever. I can tell you all this - my sister Lori has changed the world more in her death then she ever could have dreamed. She would have loved to have known you all, and you all would have loved her.

    4:36pm June 16, 1995 is when she was declared dead, but truth be told I think it was a rebirth in a way we all have benefited from.

    I love ya Lori and I only wish I told you that more when you were here!

    Thanks again,
    Lisa

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  • Pam Alexson
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    Lisa, you wrote your memory so very well, I could feel nothing but great compassion for what you relayed in your story. I know Lori will always be with you in spirit and heart. The light you have created in her memory shines bright for all of us and I know she is watching lovingly over all.

    Pam

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  • jmurray
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    Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing your personal story with us. You have done so much with what was such a absolute tragedy. I feel like I found an angel when I came across the HCMA and I truly believe that is Lori. Thanks again for everything you have done and "therapy" on any level is such a blessing.

    God Bless,

    John

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  • Debbie
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    Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing the story of Lori. It sounds like such a sad, heart-wrenching time for you and your family.

    It's amazing how times like that get so entrenched in our memories, isn't it? I, too, can still relive every moment of my mother's heart transplant and decline. I revisit that time at the oddest times, it seems.

    Your sister's passing enabled all of us to have this site, get to know each other, and to have you as our wonderful leader. All of this at a great expense, that it does well for us to remember.

    Once again, Lisa, thanks for all you do to help us all be better managers of our own healthcare, or the healthcare of someone we love.

    We are all blessed by having you in our world.

    Debbie

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  • heather
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    Lisa,

    I can also remember every event that surrounded the days of my dad's passing! It's a hard time!

    I'm thinking of you on this anniversary of losing your sister. I know she is so proud of all you do for all of us w/ this disease! Thank you so much!

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  • shirleymahoney
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    Lisa

    I can also remember every detail of my brothers event like it was yesterday and he has been gone 17 years now i guess that will always stick in our heads because we loved them so much

    When you see Dr. Maron tell him i said hi and thank him for everything he tried to do for me

    Shirley

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  • cynthiaG
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    Lisa,

    My heart goes out to you and your family.

    I think everyone has said it all... and YOU have done it all...not only for your sister, but for ALL of us! You are an incredible person. I personally believe the spirit does live on and I know Lori is aware of what you have accomplished...take care

    Cynthia

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  • progers
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    Lisa,

    Lori's story makes me so sad. I can just feel that bond you had with her, the kind of love and connection that we only ever have with a few people in our lives. Nothing can ever replace that and you will always miss her. But you have responded to that tragedy so positively and with amazing courage. Rather than sink into despair, you have seen light and found purpose, and in the process helped so many many people. I'm sure I speak for the thousands of people who have been helped by the HCMA when I say that you are deeply appreciated.

    Lots of love at this sad time,

    Paul

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  • angall
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    Hi Lisa
    Thank you for sharing Lori with us. On the anniversary of my sons death, I think of all the wonderful memories he brought to so many people. There are times that happen in our lives that we will never forget, times we don't want to forget.

    A hug for you to get you through the day.

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    It happened again, 9th year in a row. I woke up at 5:45am today - I have done this every June 12 since Lori's death. This year is going to be different - this year I am attending the Keith VonRapacki 5k Run for HCMA.

    Thank you all for your very kind messages - it is very important to me that Lori remain a part of my life and a part of the world, you all help to keep her memory alive.

    best wishes,
    Lisa

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  • Lisa Inman
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    Dear Lisa,
    Thank you for sharing your story. I hold you and Lynn and your family in my thoughts during this anniversary time. In Lori's memory you have touched so many people's lives in such an important way.

    My husband and I will be arriving in Rochester Sunday June 19 for my surgery--it would be wonderful to meet you, but it sounds like we will just miss you.

    I am only one of hundreds when I add my very heartfelt thank you, Lisa Inman

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  • Eileen2345
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    Lisa,

    I am sorry. I understand that pain. It's hard and it's not fair. I never got to say goodbye to my brother.

    Thank you Lori for having this dream and thank you Lisa for fulfilling Lori's dream.

    So many people have benefited and will continue to benefit in the future.

    With love and respect,
    Eve

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  • Midge Rollins
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    Lisa, know that I care. I wish I was going to be at Mayo next week but I go again on July 9th. Travel safe.

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  • dreamcatchinglady
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    Dear Lisa,
    I know I don't know Lori but I know how it is to lose a loved one. I know that Lori is looking down on you and she's one of your Guardian Angels With the first and every HCMA conference that is held I bet she's watching from Heaven and cheering you on and is proud of you. God bless you.

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