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Thoughts after watching Face of Courage?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Everson-Wiesman Jan 29, 2010. 12 Replies

I watched the NickNews special, Face of Courage with Annika last night.  Tears were rolling from the beginning.  I was touched by the composure all the kids had, but not surprised :) I am curious…Continue

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Wanna share?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathi Clarke Nov 3, 2009. 5 Replies

Hi,I am now trying to including CC awareness info with each update I post to my daughter Annika's caringbridge site (…Continue

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Please list your CarePage/Caring Bridge/blog site, your organization, or your reason for being here?
www.caringbridge.org/visit/annikaknudson, http://soldierwithoutarmor.tumblr.com/
Optional question where you can tell us more about you, your child, your reasons to be here, or simply introduce yourself.
Our daughter, Annika, had Burkitt's Lymphoma. She is currently cancer-free, and has been on follow-up care since 5/09.

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Karla Knudson is attending AJs Dad's event

46 mommas shave for the brave at Hollywood and Highland

September 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010
There are 46 mommas who will be shaving their heads on Sept 7th for St. Baldrick's to support childhood cancer research. Then on Sept. 10th they will be featured live on the nationwide broadcast of Stand Up To Cancer!This group is near and dear to PAC2, and has already raised over $100,000! Right now they are within $900 of cracking the national top teams for St. Baldrick's!! The ultimate goal is $1 million.This event will raise a tremendous amount of awareness and funding specifically for…See More
Aug 24, 2010
Karla Knudson might attend Kara Cunningham's event

Heroes & Halos Childhood Cancer Event at Fall Leaf Farm

September 11, 2010 from 11am to 2pm
Heroes and Halos National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day Celebration is fun-filled event for children and families affected by childhood cancer. It gives children that are battling cancer a chance to just be a kid and have a day of fun away from the hospital. It is also an opportunity for families that have lost children to cancer to memorialize and remember their special angels.Heroes and Halos is a free event for families affected by childhood cancer. It features food, live music, outdoor…See More
Jul 27, 2010
Karla Knudson is attending Nick Mozer's event

Lemonade Days 2010 at All Kansas City Area Hy-Vee Grocery Stores

June 4, 2010 at 10am to June 5, 2010 at 6pm
2010 lemonade stands will be held on June 4th and 5th from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. at all Kansas City area Hy-Vee grocery store locations. Please join us to help fight childhood cancer!Enter for your chance to win a Smart Car from 7-UP! Visit any KC Area Hy-Vee store in Missouri Kansas on June 4th or 5th and make a donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand. One finalist from each store will be given a key and one key will start the car! Each store location will also be giving away a $100 Hy-Vee Gift…See More
May 28, 2010
Karla Knudson posted a blog post

Just a little rant from over on Annika's Caringbridge site...

Hello out there--- It’s funny… I have no idea how many people still getnotifications when I post here. I find myself wondering if people question my decision to continue posting when my kid is currently healthy. How many people delete without reading? Are my posts seen as just another mindless interruption into an otherwise pleasant day? Maybe I am talking to some faithful CB friends, relatives and the occasional passerby. I find this slightly humorous,as if I have just realized that I have…See More
Apr 26, 2010
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Apr 20, 2010
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TeamWILL Trans-America Childhood Cancer Awareness Cycling Event at San Fransico, CA - Kitty Hawk, NC & many places in-between.

June 15, 2010 at 4am to June 24, 2010 at 5pm
June 15-24, 2010Go The Distance 2010Team Will will host it's signature 10 day relay across America and act as a traveling billboard to promote awareness and raise funds for childhood cancer research. Hero kits will be given out to children along the route. We will start in San Francisco and end our ride in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.See More
Apr 8, 2010
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First Chemoversary

Apparently February will always be a month of memorable days for us from now on. I'm sure we'll get used to it, but this year holds many first anniversaries, so I find myself here - saying something about one:Then---Annika had her first infusions of chemo. They started at 8 pm. Both she and I were terrified staying in the hospital, but we tried not to act like it. A little bit of a 'if you look cool, you are cool' mentality??Cytoxin first, then Vincristine. Prednisone & Bactrim, pills she…See More
Feb 25, 2010
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January 24, 2010 from 8pm to 9pm
Cancer. When children hear the word, what do they think? It may be scary, but today, a diagnosis of cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. Nick News with Linda Ellerbee explores the world of kids who are living with cancer on The Face of Courage: Kids Living with Cancer, premiering Sunday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The road these kids travel is not easy; it is pitted with fear, pain and loss. But also it is a road paved with hope, strength, courage and even humor. They…See More
Jan 23, 2010
Karla Knudson is attending AJs Dad's event

Support Candlelighter's Inviting Ms. Obama and Rep Sestak to the Annual Tree Lighting at your laptop

November 13, 2009 to November 16, 2009
Candlelighter's Childhood Cancer Foundation will be holding the Annual Tree Lighting in DC on December 12, 2009. They have invited both Ms. Obama and Rep. Sestak, who chairs the newly founded…See More
Nov 10, 2009
Karla Knudson posted a discussion

Wanna share?

Hi,I am now trying to including CC awareness info with each update I post to my daughter Annika's caringbridge site (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/annikaknudson). Sometime soon I would like to include a list of Caringbridge sites, carepages, personal websites, etc. and encourage my readers to visit other pages too. If you want to be included let me know :)--karlaSee More
Nov 1, 2009
Karla Knudson posted a blog post

Hello PAC2

My daughter is a recent (5 months NED) survivor. Her Burkitt's Lymphoma was at stage 2 when discovered. She had just two courses of chemo, and only required one infusion. We hardly had time to get used to being in treatment when it was over. Great news! Or could it be a little more complicated?I have found it difficult to share our story within cancer networks. I have, of course, but each time I am overwhelmed by a deep sense of guilt and shame. Huh? There is this feeling that we shouldn't be…See More
Oct 26, 2009
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Original Soldier Without Armor

Original video tape of the song from the music room at school, intended as a gift to bring to Annika while she was in the hospital.
Oct 20, 2009

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At 1:14pm on October 19, 2011, AJs Dad said…

Hi Karla, hope you are doing well.


At 2:47pm on August 28, 2010, Friends Like Us said…
Thank you Karla, we appreciate the welcome. Thank you for suggesting PAC2 to us on Twitter...we love it :)
At 10:45am on July 28, 2010, Jane Hoppen said…
Hi Karla - Thank you for sending me the link to the 46 Mommas dialogue on PAC2. I've read through the posts and they are very helpful in understanding some of the history. I'm sorry there have been some frustrations and hope our recent conference calls have cleared things up a bit. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thanks again for everything! - Jane
At 7:59pm on April 15, 2010, Kate Yarbrough said…
My niece was diagnosed in Dec 08 with LDL lymphoma. Her last testing showed she was
cancer free with 18 months left of treatment to be sure it doesn't come back. God bless Karla and I wish you all the very best. Let's kick cancer's butt once and for all.
At 9:28pm on April 13, 2010, Clare Gillmore said…
I've signed the petition and passed in on to all my friends. Thanks, Karla!
At 2:08pm on April 13, 2010, Benji Palus said…
Thank you for the welcome, Karla. Signing the petition and sending it to every address in my mailbox was the first thing I did when I joined. Enjoy the pictures of my special friend Kendall.

At 1:15am on March 28, 2010, Nicole Foisset said…
You bet Karla. Thanks for having me. Peace and Blessings.
At 11:47pm on March 12, 2010, Terri Baker said…
Thank you for the nice welcome! I'm glad I found this group.
At 9:45am on March 10, 2010, AJs Dad said…
you are a great welcomer. thanks.
At 7:04am on February 26, 2010, Helen Kelly said…
Thank you very much!

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