Helping Karen

$37,163 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 285 people in 27 months
In my 15 years of friendship with Karen I can only describe her as one of the most loving and caring people I have ever known, to which everyone who knows her would also agree.  A devoted wife, and mother to four beautiful daughters, it was a great surprise to learn 3 years ago she had contracted a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma.  This woman who had given so much of her time and effort to help so many others was now in great need herself.  

Now, at only 42 years of age and after trying many different forms of treatment her condition has rapidly deteriorated and the cancer has moved into her lungs. However there is hope in a treatment sourced from NZ that has proved to successfuly cure similar cancers in other patients.  The treatment is her last hope, to help her recover and spend many more years as a mother and wife to her family, however the treatment does come at a considerable cost.
 
The donations being requested are to help cover the costs of the treatment but you will also help provide some financial relief to the family and allow her husband to stop having to work himself to the bone everyday in his trade so he can spend some quality time with his wife and care for her.

Karen is a person who has so given so much of herself unselfishingly to helping and aiding others that it seems so little to give back to her.  If you can give then please do and thank you greatly.  If not then that's fine, thank you for taking the time to read this and I only ask if you might be able to please share this with others you know.

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Thank you once again to your help and donations and also for just caring. She is so greatly missed but of course never forgotten.

Here is the slide show that was played at Karen's funeral (though the ending has been slightly edited). The first part was sung live by my daughter Mekyja.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYbyCEs2s8U

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Thank you to all those who attended Karen's funeral on Monday. Such a difficult day but a wonderful celebration of her life and dedication to her memory through words and music. Many of you came and filled the chapel and mourned such a great loss but remembered the angel that had walked among us. Such a great night followed as we shared a group dinner and bonfire that she would have loved to have been a part of. She will ALWAYS be missed.

I encourage you all to keep sharing this, to keep the donations coming, to keep helping Karen by helping her family who remain and miss her greatly.
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Information for the funeral of Karen Bennett: Monday 12 June 10am at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 6 Preston St Bunbury followed immediately by a wake (please bring a plate of finger food to share). A private graveside service will be held at 2pm in Dunsborough by invite only (any enquiries regarding this please contact myself or Claire Geracitano). That evening Troy and family would like to invite all to a pot-luck dinner and bonfire at the Bennett's home to celebrate the gift of Karen's life - 5pm 171 Woodbridge Vale, Yallingup Siding. Please bring food and a chair! Thank you to all for your support and understanding at this difficult time. It is greatly appreciated.
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Rachael McBride Degerman
26 months ago
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Wish we could be there. Send our love!

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John DeJose
27 months ago
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With love to your beautiful family from Michele Miller and John DeJose

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Raised by 285 people in 27 months
Created May 16, 2017
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Mark Pinnell
26 months ago

Sorry I couldn't make it to Karen's funeral. From what I heard she will be proud of her family's faith. As you have said to me on so many occasions Troy, if you need anything let me know.

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Anonymous
26 months ago
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$40
Natalie Wrightson
26 months ago

With love from the Craft Retreat Ladies x

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Che Ryan
26 months ago
$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
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$180
Merja Priest
26 months ago
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A little fundraiser that was done for Karen with mums from Margaret River.

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Gus Tussler
26 months ago

Thinking of you all. Love - Gus and Kaylee XXXXX

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Annette Wall
26 months ago
$20
Anonymous
26 months ago
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rosa Moreras Plaza
26 months ago

You are not alone!

Rachael McBride Degerman
26 months ago
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Wish we could be there. Send our love!

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John DeJose
27 months ago
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With love to your beautiful family from Michele Miller and John DeJose

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