When I first started blogging some 4+ years ago, I met a lady from winnepeg, who was a school teacher. She was also a writer, and wrote articles for a canadian magazine. THe way she wrote about her life and her kids, her School kids...she has none of her own, You could tell that she was one of those very rare teachers that actually cared about her pupils.
I got the opportunity to meet Ellen and Curtis three years ago, when she came out to see her brother in Vancouver, BC. My sister and I drove up to White Rock BC to meet with them, and enjoyed our visit a lot. She is as bubbly in person as she is on her blog.
Ellen had cancer and licked it, and then it came back. She now is in her final stage of life, sleeping and being kept comfortable. Her Husband by her side, reading her all the comments that she gets on her blog. Her last entry was July 21, and you could tell she was tired.
I spent the Month of December last year folding Origami Cranes to send on to a friend who needed to have 1000 cranes for a Crane Project to send to Ellen. I managed to fold over 400 of them, and sent them on. Ellen got them several weeks ago. SHe was astonished and overwhelmed by all the love and prayers that went with them. Curtis found her sitting in the middle of the floor, surrounded by the cranes, and bawling her eyes out with happiness. I feel so good knowing that for a very brief time, I was able to be a part of the great feeling of love she received in that batch of cranes.
Brian over at AUDIENCE OF ONE has challenged us all to write about Ellen on our blogs and send every one of our readers over to her Blog and leave a comment, that Curtis can read to her. Curtis will be reading for days!
So all of you lurkers and all of you regular readers go tell Ellen Crush hello, and make her final hours even happier than she has been.