NYC, NY A message from Dion regarding katie...

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  1. LadySith Jedi Master

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    Dec 5, 2000
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    Hello everyone,

    For those of us in the 501st, most of you already know the news. For those who are not, please take the time to read this and maybe join in. Albin is a good friend of mine and very dear to me. Please, if you can, join in. I am trying to organize a multi fangroup "Card for Katie" Campaign. It's nothing difficult... just go to your local card shop.. find a "Thinking of you" card, or something that will bring a smile to Katie's face, and mail it to her. You can the address of where to send it in her dad's (Albin) update below. Time is of the essence here everyone. Fandom has embraced Katie in her long struggle... we need to let her know that we're still behind her, and will remain behind her EVERY step of the way.

    Thank you. Below is Albin's last post
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    We met with the doctors on Wednesday to discuss the recent PET scans.
    The information confirmed that the gray masses in the MRI scans are
    indeed cancerous. The tumor has been growing aggressively and now
    threatens Katie's life. The doctors were very direct with us, telling us
    that the chemo and radiation could be considered a failure, and that now
    medical science had nothing more to offer Katie. We have been told to
    prepare for the end. Referrals have been made to Hospice and we are
    making arrangements for how we want to treat Katie with 'comfort
    medicine' in the final stages of the disease.

    We have not been given a concrete timetable. Katie might have weeks, she
    might have months. But due to the recent degeneration we've been seeing
    in Katie's physical condition, we have to work fast if we want to do
    anything special for her. I contacted Make-A-Wish and we have been
    granted a Disney trip for the week of June 29th to July 4th and staying
    at the village "Give Kids the World". We will be flying Katie's
    step-sister down on Monday so she can participate. The cost is
    unexpected, but the trip should be much more economical than we'd
    normally have to consider, thanks to Make-A-Wish. We will be out of
    touch for this week. We have successfully moved into the new house. Our
    new address is 300 Braewick Rd Columbia SC 29212. All phone numbers are
    the same. Please forgive us as we move in and out of touch.


    I want to thank everyone who has prayed and supported us through this
    ordeal. I ask that you continue your prayers and think of us as we are
    about to enter the roughest part of this experience. Katie will be
    treated for pain and discomfort as the cancer spreads, so it is our hope
    her suffering will be minimal. The hard job will be for all of us, as we
    try to keep a strong face and stay by her side through this.

    I am not giving up on God. He is in control. I still believe in
    miracles. God will take care of Katie and all of us no matter what the
    outcome. By the same token, I am also wise enough to prepare for
    whatever contingencies might happen. So preparations are being made.
    Again, I would just ask that everyone pray for Katie and our family. If
    there is anything you want to do for Katie, I would suggest doing it
    sooner rather than later. I promise you we will do whatever it takes to
    make her a happy little girl for as long as she is with us.

    Thank you and God bless you all.

    - Albin Johnson
    Katie's dad
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    From LadySith: A request
    If you cant contribute tot he immediate collection, please consider putting a small gift in the card. Kids love to get money, even if its just a few dollars...it would help the family. thank you.
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