Sunday, November 13, 2011

"I Feel The Love" for Korrine Croghan

Once again, my dear blogger friend MADISON reminds us that our lives are much larger than within our own four walls, and the day-to-day struggles we may have.

Through her "I Feel The Love" project, she has asked for Christmas cards for the parents of Korrine Lannie Croghan to donate to a hospital's pediatric oncology department, in honor and memory of their daughter.

Korrine was an amazing young girl who lost her battle to a rare form of cancer, at age 14. Despite her strong fight and the toll that chemotherapy took on her young body, you'll see something in common with these two pictures of Korrine (before, and after, diagnosis): She's always smiling. Even now. From Heaven.

Here are the cards I made, which I'll send to Korrine's parents for their card drive:

Korrine's parents are raising funds to build a home-away-from-home for parents whose children are hospitalized receiving medical care at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA.  You too can help, if you'd like, by sending cards and/or cash. 

For information on where to send cards, go to Madison's post about this month's recipient of your cards, by clicking this link to her post: KORRINE

If you'd like more information on donating to the Team KC project, this information (below) was taken directly from the website about Korrine:

After several positive meetings with Kaiser Permanente we are most happy to inform you that all donations from Team KC supporters can be made out to: Kaiser Foundation Hospital the address is: 1950 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, Ca. 94612 and in the note section of your check please put: C/O Institutional and Planned Giving - Team KC

For information and questions regarding your Tax Deductible donations you can contact Kaiser at (510) 987-4000 or e-mail at IPG@KP.ORG. You can also contact Pam Ulmer Director, Institutional and Planned Giving Northern California Region at (510) 987-2123 or e-mail at

Thank you for your generous support of Team KC which allows us to help Kaiser Pediatric Oncology Patients and their families in memory of our precious daughter Korrine Lannie Croghan.


Tami B. said...

The cards are adorable. It is so heartbreaking to read/hear of children who have been stricken with such awful diseases.

Madison said...

Once again Ellen your cards and post are beyond amazing! THANK YOU so much. This really touches my heart. You are just the best. Thank you for all you do. Love, Madison

Beckie said...

Love these cards. Great job.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Audrey Frelx said...

What a wonderful post!!! What a beautiful smile Korrine "HAS" because she's still smiling!

The cards are lovely and her parents will so appreciate them I'm sure for the drive.

Shawnee said...

Beautiful and such cute cards, Ellen. Thank you for helping make a difference.