Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Karen Fern Anderson 5.20.1962 - 8.27.2010

y courageous niece Karen fought Melanoma with all she had. I wrote about her valiant battle a lot. I wish there was nothing left to say except: Cured!

Someday, for others ... until then:

The beginning of her incredible journey is described here:

CANCER WARRIOR, 2009 and 2010
(each new battle, in chronological order)

I See Courage (revised) Karen Loses Her Right Eye and, We Hope, the Cancer Too

Here's To Alex, To Life, L' Chaim!
Alex's Bar Mitzvah

"This Is Not The End Of Your Life"
Karen's Diagnosis: Metastasis to Liver and Spleen

No More! No Más! Enough! Basta! Finis! Stop! **UPDATED
Karen's Birthday, 2009, More Bad News

Karen, Brave Warrior
Tried All Other Treatments, Time for Chemo

Karen Does Chemo ***UPDATED UPDATE
No Hair, Plenty of Humor

5 Reasons I'm Cranky, 5 Reasons I'm Not
11-year-old Amy is Belle!

Karen's Birthday, Cake with a Side of Chemo & Platelets Karen's Birthday, 2010, in the Hospital

Remembering Karen Eulogy For Our Shining Star

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Blogger David said...

RIP Karen

12:33 AM  
Blogger Liz Tee said...

Just stumbled across your blog. I recently lost my husband to melanoma. He had had a couple of scalp lesions removed in 2008 and 2009, told all was clear, then in June 2010 a scan for something else showed tumors in lungs, liver, and brain. Three months later he was dead at the age of 55, 6 weeks before our 1st wedding anniversary.

Melanoma sucks. Hugs to you and your family.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Sally Swift said...

Liz, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Sending healing thoughts to you and yours too.

We have a Facebook page called Team Karen where you can see the logo and slogan I designed about melanoma. We made t-shirts and set up a fund for her children. If you want to raise money or honor your husband with any or all of the designs, feel free to customize.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Essayy said...

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11:29 PM  

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