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Toogoofy317 non-obstructed hcm, AICD 11-01-02 and 10-6-05 Find out more about Toogoofy317
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    It is amazing how some people come into your life at just the right time to leave a footprint on your heart that you never seem to forget.

    I was at work today and it was a good day for me. I've been working alot this week and was thanking my lucky stars that I was feeling this good!

    A teenage girl walked up to me and asked if I remembered her. I did faintly but couldn't place it. She continued to tell me where we had met and I instantly remembered. When I was sick with the blood clot in my lung I sat next to her in the waiting room. We were both quite sick and her mom comforted both of us. She made me feel like someone cared in a very scary situation. I asked the girl if she were ok and she said it was just her appendix and it was taken out. She was happy to see that I was ok.

    It really didn't occur to me why she was there until I was reading report and found out her mom was now in the hosptial. It broke my heart when I read the diagnosis the surgery was open and closed because her cancer had spread all over her body. I also found out she was a single mom with two teenage daughters.

    So in light of all of this I ask if some of you could give a prayer to this wonderful family who came in my time of need. You never know when paths cross. I just hope I can help their family as much as they did me!

    Mary S.

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    Thanks for sharing your story and thanks for inviting us to be part of your (their) journey through prayer.


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    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness


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      I am crying reading your story of this family, as my mother also died of cancer and i was young too, you know things happen for a reason i do believe that, just like there was a nurse that was on duty when my mother died that took care of my Aunt (my mothers sister) this nurse held on to my mother when her sister died of the same cancer, and then held me when my mother died, there entire family will be in my prayers through this difficult time, just be there for her just having a shoulder to cry on sometimes means the world

      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


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        Dear Mary,

        I will be praying for this family! I can only imagine the pain they are going through, but I know that God can heal and comfort all of them.



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          You have my prayers and thoughts with them...

          Take care,
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


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            I went back to work today and the family I told you about was on my team. I think your prayers may have worked! They said that chemotherapy is an option that they are willing to try. If it works they may be able to go back in and remove some parts and hope for the best. I know it is not a cure but it is a chance. It is giving hope to this truly amazing woman! We talked and she told me she was now finishing her masters degree in education. She has a very strong belief and she wants to be with her children.

            I wish her all the luck in the world and I hope I can make it just a little more bearable during this tough time.

            Thanks for all of your prayers!

            Mary S.


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              You’re quite a girl. I’m proud to be your ’adopted’ grandpa.

              Now go post your picture. -

              Love, Grandpa


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