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Old 05-24-2009   #1
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A number of you knew that my sister Debby was hospitalized since Thanksgiving of last year, with leukemia and the complications from treatment. She was awake and aware for most of that time, a person trapped in a body that was failing her.

Last Monday, she died peacefully and with friends. I wrote this Texans-oriented blog post about her, and you can read her obit here.

I'm am writing this here to thank a ton of you who know who you are who have given the both of us support. (BTW, don't PM me right now--I haven't sorted out my PM box lately and it is an almost full mess).

Later this season, I was hoping the Blue Crew and Raging Bulls could help me with something. Some of Debby's friends had a fundraiser for her that helped paid for some of her out of pocket medical expenses, her funeral and if any is left over, goes into her daughter's college fund. I auctioned off two VIP tours of the Texans tailgate (VIP ha! Meaning, hey, I'm wandering around the tailgates anyway, why not take someone around with me?). When I know what games they are coming to, I'll let you guys know and I'd like for y'all to give them the bestest that the Texans tailgates have to offer.

And thanks TexansTalk for being the best distraction out there. When I sat with my sister when she was sleeping, I would make a beeline here first. Texan fans are good peoples.

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Steph, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I had read the blogs in the past and was worried about what was going on. She was blessed to have such a loving sister. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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Condolences

May GOD be with you and your family during these trying times.

I would love to contribute to any kind of fundraiser.

PM me with info as it comes available.
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I am very sorry to hear about your sister and will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Hang in there Steph and I'll see you soon. Texans are the best.
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I am very sorry to hear this Stephanie.

What a wonderful inspiration she will continue to be for so many people.
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I'm so sorry Steph .
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I just showed this thread to mom and she said if there is anything to do to please let us know. We will help with whatever you need.
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So sorry to hear this, my sincere condolences goes out to you and your family.
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The Keathleys send their love and condolences.
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I had a hard time reading through this. I lost my 10 year old daughter in an accident in September, and as I was reading My heart was breaking for you and your family. You will be in my prayers. I am sorry for this huge loss. God Bless you.
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I'm so sorry to hear about this TC. The good folks who posted before me summed up my feelings very well. Still, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Thank you for sharing this.
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sorry to hear about your loss Texans_Chick my thoughts are with you and your family.

My father passed away earlier this year because of lung cancer so know what you all must be going through.
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TC,

So sorry to hear about your sister. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
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You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers for a very long time Steph, and I will continue to pray for all of you. GOD is good, and He will give you strength when you feel you have none.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You don't know me as I often read and occassionally post on this forum. It has also been a wonderful distraction and great family of Texan fans here. Today I so happen to read the posts again and read about this. I lost my 44 year old lovely wife in 95 with breast cancer. It was a courageous fight for her 8 year battle. She's in peaceful heaven with God's reasons without pain and lots of love as your sister will be. Take care God bless.
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So sorry to hear about your sister. My sincere condolences and my heart is with you.
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So sorry to hear of your loss ... I hope if there is any comfort to be had from such an experience, it is that she is now at peace and with her creator
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Steph, I'm so sorry to hear about Debby. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. May Debby rest in peace and be in a better place! Peace be with you and yours!!



PS. I'm sure Blue Crew would be willing to help out in any way needed.
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A number of you knew that my sister Debby was hospitalized since Thanksgiving of last year, with leukemia and the complications from treatment. She was awake and aware for most of that time, a person trapped in a body that was failing her.

Last Monday, she died peacefully and with friends. I wrote this Texans-oriented blog post about her, and you can read her obit here.

I'm am writing this here to thank a ton of you who know who you are who have given the both of us support. (BTW, don't PM me right now--I haven't sorted out my PM box lately and it is an almost full mess).

Later this season, I was hoping the Blue Crew and Raging Bulls could help me with something. Some of Debby's friends had a fundraiser for her that helped paid for some of her out of pocket medical expenses, her funeral and if any is left over, goes into her daughter's college fund. I auctioned off two VIP tours of the Texans tailgate (VIP ha! Meaning, hey, I'm wandering around the tailgates anyway, why not take someone around with me?). When I know what games they are coming to, I'll let you guys know and I'd like for y'all to give them the bestest that the Texans tailgates have to offer.

And thanks TexansTalk for being the best distraction out there. When I sat with my sister when she was sleeping, I would make a beeline here first. Texan fans are good peoples.

Steph, I just found this thread as I usually do not go in this section. You might be interested to know that your sister may be eligible for deceased Medicaid Insurance benefits that could pay hospital and doctor bills. Income to her home and resources are reviewed but not all are counted. Per your request I am not sending you pm but email me if I can assist. I pray God's love and blessings on you and your family.
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Steph, I just found this thread as I usually do not go in this section. You might be interested to know that your sister may be eligible for deceased Medicaid Insurance benefits that could pay hospital and doctor bills. Income to her home and resources are reviewed but not all are counted. Per your request I am not sending you pm but email me if I can assist. I pray God's love and blessings on you and your family.
We looked to the medicaid route during her life, and strangely, they said she made too much money. I can't fathom that because she was unemployed and just had Social Security Disability which was immediately swallowed up in co-pays.

I believe all her debts died with her. She has no assets. She has no surviving spouse.

Here's her last blog post. I don't know about you reading it, but I've been crying like a baby putting all my transcripts of what she said together and typing it out That was hard.

Not Even Death Can Stop Deb From Having Her Say

She wanted to spread this on the internets to people who had been so helpful to her. She wanted to help them back. She loved my Texans Nation friends--she thought y'all were the best.
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