Friday, June 22, 2012

I Feel the Love Project- In Loving Memory: Korrine Croghan

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I Feel the Love Project
One Year Anniversary

Project #6

Today we continue our journey back to the beginning by looking back at our recipient for the months of November/December 2011.

In loving memory of Korrine Lannie Croghan
4/18/94 - 10/27/08

The Pediatric Oncology Unit at Kaiser 
Hospital (Oakland, CA) was the recipient 
of our handcrafted CHRISTMAS cards.

Korrine Croghan was a vivacious 14-year-old girl who lived all of her life in Livermore, CA. She had a love for animals, sports, and most of all, family. On December 20th, 2007, Korrine was diagnosed with Choriocarcinoma with a germ cell element. Choriocarcinoma is a very rare type of cancer in teenage girls and inflicts less than 200 nationwide each year. Although the cancer started in her left ovary, the cancer had spread to her right ovary, lungs and liver. After the removal of a cantaloupe sized tumor in her left ovary on December 21st of 2007, Korrine, endured 10 months of intense chemotherapy designed for adult men. 

In loving memory of Korrine, the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Kaiser, where Korrine received treatment, received nearly 100 cards from the IFTL Project for the children who spent their Christmas in the hospital.

Korrine had a dream to give back to others who also battled against this terrible disease and this dream lives on in a non-profit organization baring Korrine's initials, Team KCTeam KC became an official nonprofit by joining forces with Kaiser Foundation Hospital. All monies raised by Team KC directly benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families and all monetary contributions are tax deductible.

Team KC states that their mission is, "To help improve the quality of life of pediatric cancer patients and their families. We wish to supply children with fun activities, toys and anything else that will brighten and better their lives. Monies will also be used to help parents pay for bills and defray the costs of gas, food and lodging that go along with caring for a child with cancer."

This just really makes me happy. Korrine's story inspires me to keep going and to do as much as I can for those in need of a little love.  I hope you will consider joining me in July when we resume our IFTL Project with a fabulous project for a deserving cause. 

Join me Monday as we look back at the recipient of the I Feel the Love Project cards for the month of January 2012, Olivia Cappelluti.

Have a wonderful day.

1 comment:

  1. I remember making all the cute Christmas cards for the kids. I know Korrine would have loved seeing all those kids get awesome cards. Great story.

    Hugs, Sheena



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