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She’s Winning The Battle

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(Written by Dusty)

In the last few weeks we’ve seen a sharp decline in Lindy’s health.  She’s been so fighting for so long, that I believe her body has just had enough.  I like to think of her as winning the battle against her cancer since she’ll be free of it soon.  Lindy’s Hospice nurse told us she thought she has about 4 weeks left based on what she’s seeing.    

At the end of August, we were able to spend some time as a family at a beautiful cottage at Big Star (courtesy of Mike and Marci Baumann).  I was able to speed Lindy around the lake on a Seadoo (thank you Jon and Denise Brown and Jodee and Eric DeWitt for the use of the Seadoos).  We had fires and just watched the water together.  The kids played in the sand and we pretended we were normal.   

Lindy and the Twins

We are so appreciative of all the meals, gift cards, letters and prayers; so many of you have spent time and energy to help us. Those that take care of the laundry, the lawn, groceries; we could not do it without you.  Everyone has been so kind to us.  Thank you to Hospice of Holland for keeping Lindy comfortable during her final weeks.

We’ve been crying a lot lately and sometimes the pain feels unbearable, but we are not without Hope.  Our Hope is in Jesus Christ who will bring us all together again one day.  

If you think cancer sucks, and want to join The Laps for Lindy Team (Susan G Komen Run/Walk on 9/22/2012), please click this link.

If you can’t make the walk/run, you can donate online in Lindy’s honor.  Together, we can make sure no other families have to go through this.

Race for the Cure

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Yes friends it’s that time of year again.  Time to lace up your tennis shoes, tenny-boppers, kicks, high tops, low tops, whatever you have and get ready to crawl, walk, jog, run or race.

Jill and Jen have organized a For The Love of Lindy team to support Race for the Cure.  This is our third year and I hope you can make it.  We had a great team last year.  Thank you for signing up in the years past and I hope you’ll do it again.  It’s a lot of fun.

Click on the following link to sign up:

Laps for Lindy

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Race for a Cure was awesome.  Thank you to everyone who participated either by running, walking or giving money to support a team member.   This meant more to Dusty and I than you’ll ever know. 

  • Thank you Clair for pulling this together. 
  • Thank you Livvy for designing such a cool Laps for Lindy logo. 
  • Thank you Jen for having the T-shirts printed. 
  • Thanks Nederveld and you-know-who for buying the t-shirts. 
  • A special thank you to everyone for coming and showing support. 

Personally, I think Laps for Lindy was the best looking team there (see photos below).  You all looked great.  A little tired at the end, but great!  I had a blast!

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.  We’re running this one next year!

Prepay and save!

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