Recently Jessica Bell wrote to The Sussy Project to nominate Katie Cramsie.
I’d like to nominate Katie Cramsie. She is a beautiful, wonderful person who has recently found out she has breast cancer. Katie has a big heart and has always cared for others, which is also reflected in her career as an RN. Currently Katie is half way through her chemotherapy treatments. She has a strong support system (everyone wears pink socks on her treatment days).
I think that Katie is more than deserving of a Sussy!
I can’t really imagine what it’s like to get news like that but I do know what it’s like to support someone with breast cancer—my sister-in-law was diagnosed in 2008 at 31 years old. Chemotherapy is a drag so Katie is fortunate to have a supportive circle of friends/family to give her strength on the particularly hard days. It sounded like the first half of the super tired days were behind her, which is good. I hoped that alleviating the responsibility of preparing dinner for a night would be helpful, and set about making that happen.
As the Sussy Squad member in charge of making Katie smile, I contacted her to let her know a surprise was headed her way, something that fit in an envelope but would fill her belly. Then I dropped a $25 gift card in the mail for Olive Garden (or Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52).
We hope that Katie gets well soon and that each day is easier than the day before. And though we know pasta and breadsticks won’t take away cancer, we do hope they can make her smile.
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