Saturday, March 5, 2011


Well, it's that time for the March RAK...and this month, we have a new hostess ME!! lol!

We are going to once again feature one of our own families here at Paperthreads.

As many of you know, our designer and online crafting friend, Carrie Schwartz and her family have been in a long battle with cancer.

Two years ago, May 2009, Scott (Carrie's husband) was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. He had it previously, but had been in remission for about 5 years. Then, May 2009, Scott had been having severe headaches. Enough to go in and get them checked out. Tests came back that he had growth spots on his brain, and further tests showed his cancer was back.

Since then, Scott has had numerous treatments, and the family has had lots of ups and downs. Scott and Carrie are the parents of 7 children, so the whole family has been affected by this illness.

Just recently, Carrie has posted that her Scott is too tired to continue with some of the treatments. The chemo he was doing is not shrinking the tumors any longer, and the Dr's don't expect it too. So, lately the news has been hard for the whole family, and at this time, they are just enjoying every day with their beloved husband, father, friend.

So...this month, we are going to send words of encouragement, but this time, they are for the whole family, as they continue with this battle.

To participate in this month's rak, please send your cards to me at:

PO Box 13138
Offutt AFB, NE 68113

Please have your card post marked no later than MARCH 20, 2010.

Please note the earlier deadline! This family is in CRISIS mode, and the sooner we can get the cards to them, the better!

If you have any questions, please email me at

Also, anyone that has sent cards ahead of time, no worries, Shirley will be sending the cards on to me, and I will pick from your stash!!

Oh...and if you have a blog or group you would like to share this with, please do...the more cards and support, the bigger impact and comfort we may be able to bring to this family!

also....don't forget the other challenges and games we currently have going one!

March Bingo starts tomorrow, Fact of Fiction deadline is March 17th, and then we have the Card Sketch Challenge!!  Make sure you pop over to the forum, check out the threads, and join in the fun!  There are prizes and freebies!!

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