Cherish the Moment

This is my first mosaic glass creation.  My friend, Cherie, is a very talented mosaic glass artist and last year she was kind enough to give me some lessons  after our church arts and crafts group retired for the summer.  My husband’s son, Jeff,  had called us with the devastating news that his wife, Kathyrn, had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor – one of the most malignant brain cancers there is,  glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM.  The surgeons were able to remove 99% and since then she has had many chemo and radiation treatments.

Her spirit and faith are phenomenal.  It has been one year this month that she has been victorious in her battle to survive and is looking forward to the day that their daughter, Melissa, graduates from high school.  Shortly after Kathyrn’s diagnosis I  made  this plaque for Melissa.  It’s made of tempered glass and various sea shells.

A few days ago Roy and I received a group email from Jeff’s sister, Nancy.  She has started a benefit drive   to help the family with their catastrophic health bills.  They have been blessed with many friends and family helping them with all their personal needs, but climbing out from all the medical expenses that are still oncoming has been a  downer, indeed!  Here is Nancy’s  message if anyone  would like to participate in Kathryn’s fight with  GSM.   Thanks

Kathryn Carleton Update

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