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~MICHELLE'S GRATITUDE~


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Once again I have been given an opportunity for growth, an opportunity to meet some truely awesome people, an opportunity to feel in ways I have never felt before. This has been yet another humbling experience for me and there are so many of you that I want to publicly thank from deep in my heart for being here for me. I pray that no one ever has to go thru something such as what has been put before me.

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First off from the beginning I send thanks and love to Dr. Jeanne Galligher, (Emily's pediatrician) Dr. Karin Schiffman and Dr. Gary Dahl, (Emily's oncologists at Stanford), and ALL the staff and nurses on 3 north. Theresa, "Nurse Annette", Lydia, Sylvia, Julie S, Christy,
Jennifer, Mikey, Lily, Michelle, Molly,Joy,Tina, Julia, and others. You are all so good to us and I feel as though you have become family. Your kind words and loving nature has really struck a cord in my heart. I am so greatful to all of you for all the effort you put into your jobs, and the comfort you give to Emily and I when we are there for our stays. (Theresa, thanx for those late night chats!) This also goes to Debbie in the Resource Library, and all the wonderful volunteers who so graciously give of their time in the Rec room and pre-school. I really love you all and wish I remembered all of your names!

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To my friends and family at home......Melinda, I love you, thank you for all your support, housecleaning, childcare and lectures! I need those. Chuck, thank you for loving me and for allowing Melinda so much time at my house. Lori Butterworth, what can I say? There are no words for what you have done for us. You are truely an angel on earth (even though you are skeptical) and our friendship is deep and forever. Thank you for your energy, smiles and concern, and the strength to keep Jacob's Heart
going . The fund raiser, the babysitters, the massages, the dinners, and all the other very special things you have done. I will always love you and your family.

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Rick and Myra Adams; it began with you my friends. You started by putting the word out on Emily in that 1st newspaper article. Thank you
for being who you are; your sweet selves. Rick, thanks for the use of the laptop, the many flyers you created and put out. Also for the trust fund you began and all the other things you have done that I'm sure I don't even know about. Janice and Jen Zumot, my dear sister friends.....I love you both so much. Thank you for your friendship and all the many trips you made with me to Stanford. Thank you for the gas, the flowers, the singing, the childcare and the Scrabble games!! :) You two are awesome. All my friends at Celebrate Recovery, Jim & Diane T, Mark K, Tim M, Dan, Curtis, Pam, Angelo, Mary, Bill W, Steve & Lisa D, Steve & Lisa C, Ken & Mary P, Mig, Roseanne, Jeff, Dana & Jeff S, Bruce & Diane O, Bob & Ellen G, Mark & Marianne E. and all others; I love you.
I know you all have been praying, what else is there?

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To the whole Marlow family, I know you also have been praying, and I thank you immensely. To my mother in law Rose, thank you for all your help with the kids, the many pots of soup, all your love, advice and input. To my own mom for worrying with me, making trips to stay with us and help with the kids, clean the house, cook us meals, do our laundry etc. Mom, I love you. To my sister in law Rita, I thank you so very much for having Katie and Lauren this summer! It was one of the best
experiences they have ever had. They love you and your family so much, and so do I.

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All my best and long time dear friends in Southern Calif. Nina, Jackie, Annette, Toni, Dana, Yvonne and the whole "Hassled" crew,
I love you guys with all my heart, thanks for being you and for kicking me in the butt when it's needed! Thanks for the karaoke nights, the long talks, the laughs and for taking care of me when I drank too much! Oh what fun. I won't elaborate any further on that.......hehehe. Dino the same goes for you. Thanks for listening and being such a good friend. Thanks for the times shared and for talking me thru some of this when I've been out of my mind, I love you.

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To all my relatives, near and far, I love you. My awesome cousins Phyllis and Debbie for flying up to be with me at moments notice, and sleep on the hospital floor!! Now that was a night to remember! Debbie, thank you for being like a big sister, we have shared so much! Also to
cousins Patty and Kathy who also flew up to visit and be with me. Thanks for your prayers, love, concern.....what would I do without you all? We have grown up together and have such beautiful memories..........To everyone who has contributed to Emily's trust fund, you know who you are, I send immense thanks, and for all the cards, letters and gifts that have arrived from the mailman, UPS man, Federal Express.......they must wonder what's going on here. Thank you all from the bottom of my
heart. To Alex (Make A Child Smile), Jackie, "Auntie Lacy" and all the mom's on the POKWC board.......cheers to all of you for the work you do and for being a parent of a child with cancer.

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TO GO BACK TO....
PRINCESS EMILY'S HOMEPAGE

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TO GO TO....
PRINCESS EMILY'S LINKS & WEBRINGS PAGE

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