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11/29/02
  Laura,     I just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you can all be together for the holidays. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Miss you all! -Karina


11/29/02

Hi Laura,  Christine and I wanted to say hello and send our best thoughts your way.  We keep checking in at your web site for updates.
The teen room continues to be very well loved and used every day.  It's been great to have a special place for teens on the 8th floor.  We're getting ready for the snow tomorrow.  It seems a little early for it but it's coming anyway!!  Say hi to your mom and Joelle for us.  Take care...Christine and Mary


11/24/02

Hi Laura,  I am missing you, your mom and sister, very much.  I am glad that you are in NY and know that all of these treatments remain very, very difficult, but we know you Laura, and when the going gets tough, you get going!!  I hope you feel Nikki's spirit helping you through each day, as I do.  Nikki loves you and we do too.  Father Michael and our church continue to pray for you, its good to hear your name in church, but we all look forward to the day, when we can just pray for thanks that you are better again and to celebrate that with you!!            I went to a workshop that the Leukemia society had at CCMC for school nurses last week, and they talked about you and the teen room!  And I was at the Manchester Police Dept. and saw your picture on the blood drive poster!               Each day someone asks me about you.. you are so very special to so many people, people who have met you, and people who don't event know you, but know what a courageous girl you are.                                                                                   I am looking forward to seeing you drive your new car! I hope you take me for a ride, I love convertibles too!  I also got a new car, (we gave Natalie the caravan, she has her own apartment in Shreveport Louisiana, not a very exciting place to go, but I know any place is better than being sick in a hospital) My new car is a 03 VW Passat, and it has a CD Player! (I guess all the new cars do now, but I didn't have one before)  I listen to the CD you made every day, and each time its like a new gift.  You have helped me to know how blessed I was to have Nikki in my life and not to focus on just missing her.  Of course I will always, always miss her in the physical sense, but I know that she is with me always, and I feel her love stronger than ever, and you have helped me with that since that very first day.  I am so glad to have you as a true friend, and I love you.  I am so, so sorry, that you and Nikki, and so many other children have suffered and are still suffering...all of us moms wish we could just take it from you, but since we cannot, one thing I know, is that ultimately love is all that matters, and you are loved beyond earthly love.                                                                                 Well, sweet pea, when you are up to having a visit, since I have a new fast car, just have your mom call me.  I can bring Joelle, or whatever will fit in my car!!  Hugs (no kisses yet, we know about ANCs)  and love, Aunt Gail  and of course the Girls:)


11/24/02
 
Just checking in to say hi and see how the big apple is treating ya.  By the sounds of all the stuff going on, you are pretty busy with all your treatments.  I saw in a note from mom that you may be doing some cool school things.  You know as a teacher those things make us give students A's just kidding I know you earn everyone.  You get your rest and keep up the good fight my dear.  Stay as healthy as you can get.  I went with Mrs. G and Mr. G to see Nikki get inducted into the National Honor Society.  It was a night of sadness and joy as she was still able to fulfill one of her goals.   I forgot to tell ya I had one of those Nikki moments and you were in it.  The song you sang at the funeral was playing right before I went into the OR at Hartford Hospital to have my pinkie fixed.  I thought of you both.  You because you sang your heart and soul out that day and also you had that same OR experience, and thoughts of nikki and you and how great and how much her friendship meant to you.  Remember she is watching over you now and keeping you safe.   Happy thoughts my girl, rest as much as you can, and get back to CT soon and in great shape.  Love the crazy tutor


11/19/02
Hi Laura,

I got your email address from your Mom's business number. Someone called me back to tell me that you are now at Sloan Kettering.  Just because I'm not there doesn't mean you are not in my constant thoughts and prayers- because YOU ARE!   It's snowing alittle here and you may or may not be seeing it from your window there. But I am thinking of you and how cozy and pretty you looked in your pink fuzzy cap that you wear at night.  We (Alastair and I and both of our congregations) are sending you so much LOVE AND GOOD WISHES  for the days ahead.  Mrs. Patterson    Love to Mom and Joelle too.


11/19/02

I miss my weekly visits to a favorite angel! I love your page, which Barbabra pointed me to, especially I like the picture of you with Dr Gilian (1st equal in a beauty competition!) You are still comfortably ensconced in my God Box.   With lots of love and;   May the Lord Bless you and keep you; may the Lord make his face to shine upon you; May the lord lift up his countenance upon you and grant you peace.   Alastair

11/17/02
Hey Laura,
            I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you. I hope all is well and I miss seeing your beautiful sun-shining face everyday! Love you, Karina


11/14/02
Hi Laura -
Just a quick note to say Hi and we're praying for you.  Hope things are going well for you at the R M House in NYC.  We think of you daily and we also donated blood at the blood drive at Cat's school.  Good Luck honey and God Bless!

Love   Mrs G


11/14/02
Hi Laura!
  It's good to know that you, your mom, and Joelle are doing well. It's nice that you met the educator there and that now you have tons of work to do. Don't worry; you're not really missing anything back in Avon, where everyone else has tons of schoolwork to do. We just got report cards today, so, in a way, it's probably a good thing you're not here....   Hopefully, good news will continue to come your way. My family and I are praying for you everyday and I hope you get good results on your marrow test next week! Get better soon!   Love, Jenifer Kayan


11/13/02
HI Laura!  It's good to hear you and your mom are in good spirits.  My friends in women's choir were excited to go see you on your birthday.  Only one more year for that car now!!  I hope things continue to look up for you guys :-). It rained a lot today here.  I hope its a little sunnier in New York.
thinking of you! ~Torie Eells


11/13/02
Hi Laura...Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you. 
love, erin


11/9/02
Hi Laura,  Just a little note to say hello and that we're thinking of you.  I'll keep following along with your web page to check in and see how things are going in New York.  I hope you've been watching Jackie Chan cartoons!!!!  Sending smiles your way...Mary


11/9/02

Hey Laura!
                 We miss you back here in CT. It was so great to see you on Tuesday, you really did look good. That hospital room may be small but wait till you see the Ronald McDonald house, it's soooo cool! It's almost like a big hotel but more stuff to do. Hope everything is going well there.:-D
                                         luv alwayz~
                                                 Erin


11/6/02
 
Hi Laura. I was reading your webpage and realized that I never got the chance to speak with you on Birthday. So, Happy Belated-Birthday and I am so happy that you were able to spend it at home where you belong. I miss you very much and am praying for you everyday. I wish the best for you in NYC and I hope mom and Joelle are doing good as well. Miss you pumpkin and I hope you get through this real soon!

Love ya,

Karina


11/5/02
Laura!
I miss you so much! I think about you every day up here in Boston and can not wait until you get better and come up and visit!

I love your website! It is so great to hear you are in the big apple! Let me know if you need anything. I worked there for four years and my brother lives in Queens.

We have tons of Hole In the Wall Gang Family too, who I am sure could bring you cheer in a second!

Can't wait to paint again!

All my love,

Kevin


11/5/02

Hi laura. I was reading your webpage and realized that I never got the chance to speak with you on Birthday. So, Happy Belateed-Birthday and I am so happy that you were able to spend it at home where you belong. I miss you very much and am praying for you everyday. I wish the best for you in NYC and I hope mom and Joelle are doing good as well. Miss you pumpkin and I hope you get through this real soon!

Love ya,

Karina


11/5/02 Laura- The challenges never seem to end. You have taken on more chances and made more life decisions in your 15 years, then I have tried to make in my 28. You undoubtly have a responsibility level that few teenagers can comprehend. My prayers include you and your family as you begin another therapy course and are getting adjusted to your surroundings. Did the convertible make the trip to NY also?   Love-Leigh CCMC


11/5/02

Thank you for the update.

Renee and I are very happy that Laura is doing better.

Chris Edge


11/1/02
Hello Laura and Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you blew all those candles out and wished your self a really good wish! Chuck, Shoshana, Nina and I just wanted to send
you, mom and Joelle HUGE bear hugs, WET sloppy kisses and ALL our love and best wishes for a pain free, sparkling, special day....every day. All our best and
prayers of peace,

Wendy


11/1/02

I take a class with Jackie and today is Halloween, so a happy one to you today, you are in my prayers John


10/28/02
Note: These are all the emails that I received while moving to Florida. Sorry for the delay.


Happy Birthday Laura!  Thinking about you and saying a prayer
- A friend


I'm in an on-line class with Jackie Williams. She told us about your web site! May God's care surround you and your family!   Linda Tossey 

Hi Laura!  This is Greg, one of Nikki's friends.  I just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you and I hope that you are holding up ok...there are pictures of you everywhere I go in school because our blood drive is coming up and the posters with your picture are on all the walls!  Stay strong -

Greg


Hello Laura,

I am in an Internet class with Jackie Williams; it is entitled "Reading Classics of Christian Spirituality."  She asked us, her "classmates," to keep you in our prayers, and I just want to let you know that I will be doing so.  In quickly browsing through your website, it seems to me you are a very special girl.  I find it fascinating that this electronic world allows so many different people to get connected!  Ilona


Hi Laura,
      
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LAURA!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!
       Boy, are you lucky I had to write this and not sing it to you if your were at CCMC.  One never knows what will happen when I sing.
       Anyway, I didn't want to forget and I hope I have the right day, but I think it is tomorrow??????  So, I am sending this off today and hope to call tomorrow to cover all my bases.
       Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!!  I miss you, but am glad that I had to send this message this way rather than personally.
Love and LOTS and Lots of prayers,
Mrs. Gould  (CCMC techer)
      
Enjoy to the fullest!!!


I received this in today's email and thought of you.

+++ A Marshmallow Message +++ You are dearly loved! +++
+++++++++++++++ From www.kryon.org ++++++++++++++

THE OAK TREE

A mighty wind
Blew night and day
It stole the oak tree's leaves away

Then snapped its boughs
And pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark

But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around
The weary wind gave up and spoke
How can you still be standing Oak

The oak tree said, I know that you
Can break each branch of mine in two
Carry every leaf away
Shake my limbs and make me sway

But I have roots stretched in the earth
Growing stronger since my birth
You'll never touch them, for you see
They are the deepest part of me

Until today, I wasn't sure
Of just how much I could endure
But now I've found, with thanks to you
I'm stronger than I ever knew

~Author unknown~


Dear Laura,
We want to wish you a very happy, peace-filled, and blessed 15th birthday!  You are a very special young lady and have touched the lives of so many people.  You and your family are in our prayers every day.  May the Grace and Presence of our Lord and our Lady guide and protect you.  May your heart be filled with joy and hope in the Lord, today and always.  Happy 15th Birthday, Laura!
Much Love,
Ken & Mary Bangs and Family


Happy Birthday Laura!
Actually it's not quite October 20th in Iowa, but it is in Avon.  Hope today is full of special moments and lots of fun.  Have a wonderful day with family and friends.    
Love, Debbie 


Hey Laura~
                   Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! Just think, at this time next year you will be driving your convertible around:) Hope your having a great b~day!
                                                                         ~luv always~
                                                                               Erin


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LAURA, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LAURA, WE CALLED HOME AND LEFT A MESSAGE.  WE HOPE THAT YOUR 15 BIRTHDAY WAS A  PLEASANT ONE FOR YOU.  GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS, THE SQUILLARO'S   XXXXOOOO


10/6/02
Hi Laura -

Just a little note to tickle you and to let you know I'm thinking of you.  Sorry to hear of you going back to hospital with a fever - I'll say speshul prayers for it to be gone and stay gone while your body tries to recoup.  You are always on my mind (what's left of it) and I say lots of 'mini' prayers for you daily.  Take care my dear and hope to see you soon.

Love Mrs. G    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo


10/01/02
Laura-
 I know I have been really bad about keeping in touch.  Something I have to work on.  In any case I have been following you through the website.  It sounds like things have been rough.  I pray for you all the time and think about you every time I see your face on television in the CCMC commercial.  Stay strong, and by the way LOVE THE CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I'm not too jealous or anything.  That bad boy is waiting for you to be behind its wheel.  Take care of yourself.  Enjoy your time at home and I will be thinking of you.  Don't forget--you got an angel on your side.  I truly believe that.  I know that Nikki is one of my angels.  I have felt her more than once.  Take care and even though it is easier said than done--keep smiling!!!!!

Love- Kaeley (Nikki's swim coach)


10/01/02

Hi Dahlin!
Glad you got to spend time at home and hope this last phase is the key to your ride to Boston.  We're all praying for this success.
Busy days have been here too. Between cheering practice for Cat and Lia's harp lessons and homework and laundry and food and...........  I miss writing to you but you're on my mind daily and in my prayers always.
Take care Lau - this is it kid - ...........to Boston and better health!!!!  CHAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!!!!!!!!

We love you
love             Mrs.G      xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


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