Although her children were very young when she was diagnosed, Karen wanted to make sure her children knew exactly who their mother was long after she was gone. Karen believed that Knowledge is Power. She researched her disease tirelessly. She knew of every new treatment and clinical trial that was available to her, sometimes even surprising her oncologists. I was in awe of her 'warrior spirit' on many occasions.
Above all, Karen truly believed in her Catholic faith. She believed that God has a plan for everyone. We may not understand all the twists and turns of life, but Karen knew that the same God who created us, loves us always. Karen knew that God's personal promise to us is one of extreme hope and potential. Karen strongly believed that we live each day with a sense of hope and assurance, and that whatever comes our way has passed through God's omnipotent, loving hands.
Please help us honor Karen's memory and dedication to her Catholic faith by making a donation to our scholarship fund. It will help students at Saint Gregory the Great Academy continue their Catholic education and faith as they enter high school. Thank you.
- Cathy & Jerry Appert
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