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Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family. I was fortunate to be able to visit the Film Clips event via the web cam today for a little bit. It looked like you all were have a great time. There was lots of love in the air on this special day. Sending positive thoughts your way.


Perfect timing for our first snow day, here in PA! It was a lazy, inside, do- nothing-special, together kind of day! My stepdaughter, whom we haven't seen in over a year, arrived miraculously, in the wee hours, from Australia! In jammies til about 3, we dressed to dine out at Red Lobster, a kids' favorite. Thanks for reminding me to be thankful for this fabulous Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day to you Chris, Emma and Peighton, and I'm glad to read that the event was a success. Looking forward to the details. God Bless you all!

Kristi E. (Lee's Summit, MO)

His letter is beautiful. Thank you Chris for sharing it. And thanks for setting up the webcam today for us who couldn't be there. What a great success!

Marissa Brown(Meador)

It was so wonderful to be at the event today! Thank you Chris for letting the community in to offer support and love to your beautiful family in this time of grief and sadness to rejoice in Jenn's life. This has truly changed my life and made me a better wife, mother, daughter and friend. I wear my braclet proud tonight and pray that the love and support of the community can give you and Jenn's family peace. Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing day.
Marissa (Meador) Brown


I am sure today had to be another in what seems to be endless hard ones. Just please remember you are still in all of our thoughts and prayers, now that Jen's struggle is over, it may seem like yours is just beginning. Hold on it does get better it just takes a long time! Jennie

Allen Tatman

Dear Chris,
I came today to the fundraiser because of Mairtin- I have known him to be a good and gentle man and anything that he is involved with is worthy- but I left today with a sadness in my heart, yet hope. My wife, Marilee, and I are very sorry for your loss, but being there and seeing so many people expressing their love and support to you gave me hope... Hope for you, and your children, and your family. Your loss is devestating, and how you held yourself with such dignity and grace in spite of your recent loss is amazing. My wish for you is peace and love, and although we have just met, if there is ever anything that we can do to help you and your family, please ask.

A good friend of mine, who happens to be a former priest, gave me these words at that time of my father's passing:

"The body may fail, but the spirit goes on forever."

Jennifer will always be with you. In your heart, and in the blood of your beautiful children, and in your memories.

Hold fast and God Bless-

Allen & Marilee Tatman
Paddy Malone's
Jefferson City, MO

Tracy K.

I was thinking of you, Jen, and your baby girls tonight on my drive home from class. May you have the strength you need to make it through the challenges each day brings you. I continue to pray for you all.
Tracy K.

Melodie Chrisman

Dear Chris and Jan, throughout your journey I have found myself wondering where your strength seemed to come from. As you both know, I lost my Mom to brain cancer not too long ago. I remember when she told me we only had a few months and that the options we had were not something she would choose to do. She wanted quality of life while she had it. My twin brother and sister each had one last visit with her while I would travel back and forth to Virginia each week to be with her. You see we were not always close and God had given us a gift to look at each other, every line in our faces, every smile, every tear and love each other unconditionally. There were no words left unsaid. I found myself marveled at how she faced her destiny with such love and strength. I too was there when she took her last breath, it was one of the single most precious moments of my life. I guess the reason I am telling you this is that I didn't continue to honor her because my pain was to great, I couldn't think of helping others because I was too focused on my pain. You have taught me how I can honor her along with Jen. Each time you allow me to help in some way, you allow me to thank my Mom for loving me. For that, I will be forever grateful. You have made me learn to smile instead of cry when I think of her and remember she is in Heaven making the most beautiful Garden. Thank you seems so inadequate for where you have taken my heart and mind. For when I do face adversity I will remember both of you and how you have shown me I want to be. I love you.


Happy Valentines Day! Im so happy for you about raising some money for the fund! Hope the event was wonderful. Just want you to know that my family and I think about you and your beautiful girls constantly. You have so much love and support around you to help you through these times including ours. Thank you for continuing to keep everyone up to date on your life. I applaud you for sticking by your wifes side in such a terrible time when many would flee, but your a true man in showing such courage and love. Your family has shown constant love and support and have been more than helpful. You guys are the kind of people everyone hopes to be. Thank you for the inspiration. I look forward to hearing more from you and your family!


Just wanted to let you know that my family continues to think and pray for you and your beautiful girls daily. I pray that God will bless your family daily and bring smiles to your face in a time of sorrow.

Sarah Hunter

Thank you for continuing to show us what love and strength truly is. Your girls are blessed to have such an amazing father who loves them dearly. Through your pain and sorrow you are still able to express your gratitude towards life. Your family has inspired me beyond words. God bless!

Denise Ball-Park

Dear Chris
I know you probably dont remember me from High School, but my name was Denise Ball. I have been reading your blog's and think you have amazing strength ! Jen has become an angel to many people. I am sure Jen is very proud of you and your accomplishments. Being a nurse myself and having recently lost my grandfather to colon cancer I want to commend you and Jen for making people more aware of the devastating disease called cancer. You and your beautiful daughters ( I am a mom of 2 daughters aged 5 and 7 ) are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you
Denise Park
email me if you ever need anything...I myself still reside in Blue


Chris and Family:
Sorry I could not attent the event for Jen, but I was so pleased to hear that it was a success. There are so many that still want to do something to help and lessen your loss. The computer is a great thing when it gives people a way to communicate and truly express what is in their heart - things that they otherwise could not say. You also have provided them with kind and comforting words that have made you a friend to all who read the blog.
Thank you for continuing to write and know that we are here to travel the road of grieving with you.

May each day encourage your heart,

Shelly Heggs

Hey Chris, Emma & Peighton....we sent hugs via Jan in an e-card yesterday. So excited to read about how well the event went yesterday. Even more so to hear that you are doing "pretty good". You have many gifts and are so inspirational to us.... We look forward to hearing many more stories of Emma telling mommy things she's excited about and how Peighton is growing and for you to continue to inspire us and touch even more lives!
Take care!
Sending more hugs your way!
Shelly, Steve, Rachel and Sam Heggs and April

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