Monday, March 17, 2008


A Worthy Cause

My brother Kevin and his friends are a tight-knit group of folks. By virtue of being Kevin's sister and brother-in-law, Ed and I have met some really wonderful people and have been welcomed warmly at their get-togethers. Nearly two years ago, when Carrie died shortly after giving birth to twins, we were stunned and saddened. We had just seen Carrie and Lawrence at Kevin and Amy's wedding. We knew her as a lively, warm, caring person. (I think she first met Ed on an evening when we were playing Mafia, and she astutely called his bluff. It made me laugh.) There was just so much wrong about her death. We felt it, though we weren't part of that inner circle of friends.

There are a couple news stories online about Carrie's life and death.
The gist: She had Turner Syndrome. There were some medical problems. But the pregnancy wasn't expected to cause complications.

Lawrence and the twins are getting along, helped by family and friends.

And on June 7th, there will be a silent auction/walkathon sponsored by a foundation that they've set up. To honor Carrie's memory. To raise money for families affected by Turner Syndrome. If you'd like more information, please let me know. If you would like to donate something for the silent auction, you can contact me or Patrick and Ellen Holifield (give them my name). Also, I plan to walk and would welcome sponsors.

Short of that, how about giving someone a hug and telling them how much they mean to you today?

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