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    Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

    The power of prayer is amazing and I know this is a great group of people so I wanted to post this information in hopes of a miracle. This was just posted on my Facebook and this little girl is the daughter of a friend of a friend---she is only 10. Anyone that is interested in sending a card to brighten her day & will bring her smiles and some comfort. She was at the hospital today to have her lungs drained and find out what size the tumor is in her lungs. Hospice has been brought in for this sweet little angel in order to keep her as comfortable as possible. I will be sending her cards and will be making her some items to help brighten her days---I am hoping to be able to make enough so I can send her little items every few days. Her mom stated that she is getting depressed because her lungs and breathing make it hard for her to do even simple normal activities. Here's the information and original posting:

    Korie Howard is a beautiful 10-year-old girl from Knox, Indiana who is in a losing battle with cancer. In the fall of 2012 then 9-year-old Korie was experiencing some knee pain. After a trip to the emergency room, there was an area of concern on her x-ray that turned out to be osteosarcoma or cancer of the bone. Since then, Korie has been several different chemo regimens, which she cannot handle, multiple radiation treatments, off and on hospitalizations, and surgery to have a total knee replacement and femur resection. She just recently began an experimental drug to try to help stop the cancer from spreading. Despite all efforts, the cancer continues to spread. On January 21, 2013 Korie began experiencing shortness of breath and an increased heart rate. After an x-ray, it was discovered that the cancer has now spread to her lungs. The doctor’s have given her weeks to months to live and she is in the process of being switched to hospice care with comfort measures only. Please if you could just show her love and inspiration and pray for a miracle. Amber Howard, Korie’s mother, stated that Korie has become increasingly depressed due to being unable to do the simple things in life, like walk. Back in December I started the Operation Smiles campaign to get people from near and far to send Korie letters, cards, or anything that will bring back the smile to her face and inspire her to fight. If you could help by lighting up her eyes with cards, letters, or any kind of inspiration, her address is:

    Korie Howard
    304 N. Roosevelt Rd.
    Knox, Indiana 46534

    Let her know where you are from so she knows that there are people from all over who care about her and if you cannot help by sending her something, then please go to her Facebook page, Korie Howard’s Fan Club!! Fight Like a Girl Korie, and let her know there that you are pulling for her. Get added by asking to join the group and then you will get updates there on how she is doing.

    Korie is a huge fan of Taylor Swift and her mom wants to get her tickets to an upcoming concert or even better, try to get Taylor to take time out of her busy schedule to just give Korie a short period where she can forget about having cancer and be the kid that every 10-year-old deserves to be. If you know someone that could pull some strings to make that happen, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!! FROM B100

    This is the link to her facebook page if you can't find it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171504462989404/

    Fighting for Korie.jpg
    :icon_wave: Teresa

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    Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

    Poor sweet girl! This makes me so sad in my heart! I will send her a card and gift! I wish no child would ever suffer!
    :D:DTyne:D:D

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      #3
      Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

      Will get a card in the mail tomorrow. Prayers being said for comfort for this young girl and her family.
      Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

      Marilyn......
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        #4
        Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

        Has someone contacted Make A Wish on Korie's behalf ? Make A Wish could possibly get the tickets for her, and arrange for her to meet Taylor Swift.
        I am a card maker too...and would be happy to send Korie a card or two...thanks for the address.
        Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
        http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

        "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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          #5
          Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

          I've been following the facebook page they setup and there's lots of updates and people scrambling to try and get in contact with Taylor. The Make a Wish foundation had sent her to Disney back when she was originally battling cancer and starting to lose mobility. At this point my understanding is that they are trying to lift her spirits by giving her a visit from her favorite singer (Taylor Swift) since they've been told she doesn't have much time....we are still praying for a miracle. After speaking with my friend that knows the family I was told that Korie is a bit depressed due to her increasing lack of mobility. She had quite a bit of fluid drained from her lungs yesterday.

          Her mom has stopped working at this point in order to stay home with her in order to spend every minute possible with her which is understandable. My heart breaks for them and I can't even imagine what they're going through. I know that they have a couple fundraisers for the family as well like a dinner benefit and selling some support t-shirts. I'm going to attempt to make a quilt and some other smaller items in order for them to sell/or raffle on the website. I don't have much experience with these types of things so any other ideas/suggestions for those of you that have been a part of these activities would be appreciated. Such as what types of items usually go good in these situations and that way I can focus on that.

          I appreciate your responses and I know Korie will be thrilled to get cards from areas other than just her home town. I will try to post any updates if I get them.
          :icon_wave: Teresa

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            #6
            Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

            I will happily send her a card. I will also try to find something of Taylor to send as well. Prayers being lifted for her and her family.
            ~ Tracy

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              #7
              Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

              I just her page and Cyber Elves Gives Back will send her a Pillowcase, pencil rollup, sketch pad, card today. My prayers for Korie, healing light and that a miracle will be blessed upon this child.

              Korie - 10 - Bone and Long Cancer.jpg

              M* Family and Friends, please join in with prayers, karma, good thoughts for this precious child...

              Huggers, Ruby
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                #8
                Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

                Ruby,

                Thanks very much! I'm sure that will lift her spirits and put a smile on her face!

                Thanks to everyone sending her cards as well.
                :icon_wave: Teresa

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                  #9
                  Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

                  Hi Teresa,

                  Just wanted you to see what Cyber Elves Gives Back sent to Korie the other day. I also posted the photo on the CEGB FB page and asked the members to send cards and sign it with their names/elf. That way Korie would know other elves were thinking for her. Some said that they had sent notepads or other little things to her.

                  Korie Pillowcase Crayon Rollup - 2014 01 24 b.jpg

                  Huggers, Ruby
                  sigpic Visit my fabric shopping cart YardageALaCarte.com - PM me for a 25% Off your Total Purchase Code, just mention "The Forum" in your message. Huggers, Ruby

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                    #10
                    Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

                    I also mailed her a sweet pillowcase, a girl can never have enough fun pillowcases to decorate her bed. Also sent one to Jesse and Ryken. Hope they bring a little smile to the faces of these sick kids, that's the aim the ConKerr Cancer group, conkerrcancer.org.

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                      #11
                      Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

                      I thought I'd take a quick minute and again thank everyone that sent a ray of sunshine to Korie in her last few weeks and to give you a quick update. Korie passed away at 1:30am today so heaven gained a precious little girl. She had been in a lot of pain and anxiety this last week and her mom had tried changing her meds which kept her sedated a lot these last couple of days which helped her to relax, eliminate a lot of her pain, and also give her some peace from this terrible disease. A couple weeks ago they put her on oxygen and also had added a lung drain to help reduce the pressure and help her to breathe easier. These last couple days she had been sleeping around the clock and they knew her time was near because of her breathing difficulty due to the tumors in her lungs. I just thank God they were able to give her some relief from the pain and that she went peacefully.

                      Her Facebook page is full of pics and messages to her and had over 10,000 members from around the world. Her mom had been taking pics of Korie during her good days of her with her packages and gifts. She did get a package and note from Taylor Swift plus she also received packages from the Colts, Bears, and President Obama.

                      I know it's a sad post for this morning, but I truly am thankful that she is at peace now because these last couple weeks had been difficult.
                      :icon_wave: Teresa

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                        #12
                        Re: Prayers & cards needed for 10 yr old girl battling cancer

                        So sad to hear.

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