To help financially during this time of great need, please forward your offering to Tom's sister:
Darla Wexttsen, 16738 N. Tolle Lane, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
checks may be made payable to "Grace Community Church"

There is also a deposit account set up at US Bank to help defray Deb's uncovered medical expenses.
Visit any US Bank branch office to make a deposit in cash or by check for "Deborah A. Smith Memorial Fund".
Please be sure to mention Charity Paddock or Nellie Haverkos to be sure the gift is properly deposited.

If you use this link to join, then go shopping there, as much as 26% of your purchases will help the family.

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Update from Charity as of Sunday, July 8th, 2007: "Saving money on hair dye!"

Great news! When I spent this weekend with my mom, she was able to walk upstairs with her medicines attached to the pole and sit down at the computer to read the blog created for her. She was so happy, amazed at the outpouring of love for her. She had not yet looked at the site as a whole, so she was thrilled to see all the photos, comments and posts her friends had made in her honor. She asked me to write this to all of you--that she is "overwhelmed" by the generous love of her friends.

She wanted me to also write that she's "saving money on hair dye" with her newly-shaved head. In these photos, she's holding granddaughter Violet, saying, "here we are, the two baldies."

Included is also a photo of her newest wig, given to her by her friend Nida on Saturday.

This past week, Mom spent several days with her longtime friend Tami, who drove from Colorado Springs. Then on Friday morning, she underwent chemo. After chemo, she was tired but up and around in the first floor of her house. She enjoyed the delicious meals prepared by Nellie's friend Teresa's family from Cincinnati. The homemade Skyline was delicious.

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