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The Family of Karen Janke, a Grandma, Mother & Friend, are uniting to raise funds to help Karen fight Stage 3 lung cancer. Will you HELP?

Karen Janke became a first time Grandmother 4 years ago. She learned of her daughters pregnancy a month after her husband, our brother, passed away from congestive heart failure at the age of 51.

Their only daughter, Christa, and her husband, John, a Michigan State Trooper, now have a family of four and is expecting their 3rd child in November. These kids mean everything to Karen. She recently said, "she has finally learn to live again [after Jeff's death].” This news was wonderful to hear. However, our joy for her was cut short when four weeks ago when she announced she has been diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer and has metastasized.

Karen was the rock that supported our brother through his illness. She is the mother and Grandmother any daughter would be proud of. She is a sister-in-law that's closer than a sister. She is an Auntie to 17 and Great Aunt to 9 with 2 more neices and 1 nephew on the way. She has so much to live for.

Her cancer is Stage 3 and were hoping to stop it from becoming Stage 4. At the moment she is working with a Dr. to build up her immune system, readying her body for the fight ahead.
As you may know, stress is an enemy to getting well. It ZAPs energy and complicates the healing process. We can't take away her physcial and emotional stress but with everyone's help we can lighten the financial stresses that come with this disease.

Like so many today, Karen's income is limited. So we need YOUR help. 100% of your donation will go towards the bills that are in excess of what her insurance will cover. It will help with care before, during and after her treatments. Your contributions will also help with household bills and neccessities while Karen is ungoing treatment, until she is well enough to return to her job.

Karen has no siblings and both her parents have passed. We have loved her as our sister-in-law for more than 33 years. She means more to our family than words can convey. She is a fighter. She wants to live to see her daughter raise her children. She wants to be there to help her daughter and to watch, play and nuture the "Grands" while they grow. She wants to be around to smother them with love... And we don't want to loose her.

We're asking for your help. Your donation, whatever the amount, will help support Karen through this difficult time, giving her one less worry so her fight against this cancer can be focused. Please help us help her. Your monetary donations are appreciated as well as your prayers.

The Family of Karen Janke

If you'd like to send a donation directly, send a check/money order to:

Karen Janke
C/O UBS Financial
325 North Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 200
Birmingham, Mi. 48009

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