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8 Guest posts

Margaret Chism Margaret Chism

The Central Middle School staff is sending our love and want you to know how impressed we are with your amazing progress. I would love to stop by for a quick hug when you are ready for more company. Look forward to seeing you someday soon.

All our best from your cheering section,

Margie and the Central Middle School Staff

Kathryn Rossow Kathryn Rossow

Hi, Susan -
This is from Kathy Rossow, Sarah Rossow-Young's mom and Joe's Mom-on-law. I won't "stay" long, but I want you to know that you're in my heart, and I'm cheering for you from the sidelines. I got to meet Henry last week - he is so sweet and is being well-loved while you are busy getting better! Much love,

Claudia Kerbawy Claudia Kerbawy

Hello Susan, Claudia Kerbawy here. Cam has suggested that in support of your efforts in recovery, that we each look for ways that we can be kind to others, and let all of you know how that went. Mother Nature has afforded an easy opportunity to do that this week in dumping a foot of snow on us all. Richard had bronchitis and our neighbor a sore back, so I took on the task of clearing the drives sidewalk and roadway out front both before and after the snow plow run. I am happy for the 3 workouts that I got, and I feel strong and satisfied that I was able to help out. You and this mission of kindness are motivators that kept me going when I was tired and thought about stopping. Thank you for the tough, often frustrating, and persistent work you are doing in your recovery, You are an inspiration and so much more!

Lynn Shackelford Lynn Shackelford

Good morning Susan! It is so good to start yet another morning with good news of your progress. Andy and I have wanted to come visit, but it sounds like you have more than your fair share of visitors, and we don't want to add to your exhaustion at the end of your hard working day. So we hope you will not interpret our absence as a sign of not caring, but rather quite the opposite. We mostly look forward to the day when you can visit us, and we will most assuredly heap mounds of love and hospitality on you!

Lynn Shackelford

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

Mary Goeb Wisner Mary Goeb Wisner

My husband and I have been following Susan's progress and we are so grateful for every little improvement. In keeping with the spirit of blessing our world last week we enlisted the help of our three grand children, 5, 7, and 8, and headed downtown to Veterans Park after a quick stop at Yesterdog for dinner. Earlier in the day I had visited a second hand store and purchased 10 warm scarves. The kids made notes that said- "This is for you. if you need it please take it and STAY WARM!." It was a cold night and the kids loved finding park benches, trees, bus stops and lamp posts to tie our scarves to. It was our way of helping our downtown neighbors stay warm during a very cold stretch! Thank you for giving us the push to do something☺️❤️
Mary (Goeb) and Terry Wisner with Makena, Addie, and Mason!

Denise Blair Denise Blair

HI Susan:

I see, and am not surprised, that you are loved by so many people by the posts on Facebook and the list of people on Cam's email updates on your progress...updates that are passed from group to group. I think I am getting them third hand! You have lots of family and friends who are here to support you on your journey to regaining your abilities. I am sorry if you are feeling angry and frustrated at times. I guess I would be too! You are a woman of strength and determination and your progress is inspiring. Think of yourself as a diamond being faceted into a gem; it's going to take awhile but the results will be stunning!

Marlene Vitasinski Marlene Vitasinski

Good Morning Susan!
The Gal's Group has been following Cam's updates from Day One and we are so Happy each day with his progress reports. Please know we are all here to support you and your family while you regain your strength. You are one strong, brave, smart, wonderful woman and you are loved by so many people. Keep up the good work in therapy--you're on the right track. Love from Marlene and Hal! [email protected]

Each day I read Cam's update and each day I am astounded by your progress. Earlier posts were not so sunny. You are a force with which to be reckoned!

We met only once, at Jack Streidl's funeral. You were efficiently setting out large quantities of food for friends and family gathered in the house on Bridge Street. My dad was Phyllis' brother Colin. That was my last time sitting around that big table that had hosted so many family gatherings over my life.

Family is such a strong bond. After I was grown Phyllis would call me occasionally to catch up on my family and to fill me in on the Streidl clan. When our son Matthew died suddenly at the age of 17, she and Jack visited is a few weeks later. This was a real comfort to us, as this loss was one they were familiar with.

A few years ago Phillis told me that each Tuesday morning she went to mass and prayed for all her family, individually, by name. I'm guessing she was there for a while. We lived in the desert southwest at the time, so by the time I left for work on Tuesday mornings I knew I had been lifted up to God in prayer. I hope you bask in the warmth of love and prayer, knowing how many people are storming heaven on your behalf.

Mimi Duncan, Lexington, KY