Karen is a woman who is dealing with a double
tragedy and is still fighting. Karen (age 42) had lost her only
child Kaitlyn at
age of 9 to a brain tumor. She had been dealing with the grief
as best she could. She had even become a chemoangel to try to
give others with cancer some support when just over a year later
in Jan. of 2002 she was in a serious car accident in which she
suffered a brain injury (TBI). Inside she is still Karen and she
responds with her eyes when her fiance Patrick talks to her or
touches her. Karen was once a speech therapist and now she is
the one needing the therapy to try to regain the use of her
arms, legs, and speech. But she is not giving up and neither is
her fiance Patrick who has been by her side through it all
sure she is given all the help she needs to keep moving forward.
She has recently begun to kick her legs and make sounds. She is
fighting to get better!
Lets all send her some encouraging mail to let her know we are
all here wishing her well.
Karen collects butterflies. The collection that
was started by Kaitlyn. She especially
to find angels that have butterfly wings as this is how she
pictures Kaitlyn in heaven.
Karen also likes all the girly lotions and soaps with her
favorites being scented raspberry.
Karen's family keeps a journal of her progress