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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 07:29 PM
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A message from Longhorn's family
At 9:10PM on Sunday, February 1, 2009, our mom, wife, daughter, sister, niece, friend, teacher, mentor, Kendra Joann Kahn, took her last breath. She was surrounded by family and friends and left us quietly and peacefully. Her battle has finally come to an end. She will be loved and missed until the end of our days and she will never be forgotten.

My dad, sisters, brother and I will hold a remembrance day in her honor next Saturday, February 7 at my parents' house in Dripping Springs. We would love to see and meet anyone who's life she has touched. This will be a time to share stories and memories or even to get to know her for the first time. Please forward this to anyone I have missed who you feel might like to know. We would like everyone to feel free to stop by anytime after 1:00PM on Saturday and stay for as long as you like. Of course we will do our best to help make arrangements for our out of town friends and family.

I would like to express again the gratitude we feel toward all of you for sharing your love, support, and strength through this painful time. I would also like to repeat our request that, in lieu of flowers, you make a donation to Hospice Austin's Christopher House where my mom was cared for and kept comfortable for her final days. Throughout this experience we have met some of the kindest, most caring people with what I consider to be one of the most emotionally draining jobs that exists. We are grateful to them all for what they do and for who they are, as we are to all of you, our friends and family.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 08:35 PM
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1. I am so sorry for your loss
She always seemed so positive and seemed hopefull about her trip to Chicago. You have my deepest sympathy
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 09:07 PM
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2. I'm so sorry.
Her strength and dignity has been an inspiration.

I'm truly sorry for your loss.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 09:09 PM
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3. My condolences to the family
Kendra (Longhorn) was a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace free of pain. She will be missed. I had the pleasure of meeting her once. She was always so full of life and optimistic in her posts. I think she lived life to the fullest.

May we one day find a cure for that awful disease that takes so many of our loved ones.


Sonia
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 09:46 PM
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4. This is so sad and shocking
Even though I knew the situation was not good, I had confidence she would beat it.

She was a brave and beautiful spirit.

Much love and light to the family.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 10:03 PM
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5. We'll never forget you here...
You hold a special place in our hearts...
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-02-09 10:03 PM
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6. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
Kendra was a wonderful person, a classy lady with a beautiful spirit. She was gentle and kind, and was loved by many here.

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. May Kendra rest in peace, finally free of pain.

:grouphug:
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 05:47 AM
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7. I'm so very, very sorry.
My sincerest condolences on the loss of this beautiful soul.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 07:18 AM
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8. My deepest condolences to your family
I'm so glad I got to know her while in the mod tub. She was always supportive, uplifting and fun.
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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 07:22 AM
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9. Oh, I'm so shocked and saddened!
Please accept my sincere condolences.

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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 06:41 PM
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10. I'll see her someday
She was so sweet and caring towards others. May God rest her soul.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 07:54 PM
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11. Just viewed Longhorn's previous posts.
She had grit, spirit and a great attitude! We will all miss her optimism.
RIP dear girl.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 01:52 AM
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12. I am so very sorry.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-09 06:50 PM
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13. just saw this.
All peace to you all. I'm so sorry.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-09 06:58 PM
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14. my deepest condolences
i'd been following her story and praying for her. rip, Longhorn.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-09 07:20 PM
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15. My deepest sympathy--

I was unable to post for the past week. Reading of Longhorn's (Kendra) passing was such sad news. I greatly admired her fight, her spirit, her willingness to share her situation while upholding others.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-11-09 06:53 PM
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16. My deepest condolences to you and your Family
Kendra was the first to offer support when I posted about my diagnosis. She will forever be remembered by me for her kindness, support and unfaltering fight. Rest in Peace, Dear Kendra. Shine on Silver Girl.

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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:26 PM
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17. My deepest sympathies for your loss
I was fortunate to have modded with Kendra and found her absolutely delightful. Up thread someone remarked how she was always positive; it's true, she always had something nice to say.

She'll be missed here at DU. Thanks for the posts and for keeping us up to date.

:hug:
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 12:20 AM
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18. I miss Longhorn
Longhorn was a huge source of inspiration at DU. I can only imagine what an inspiration Kendra Joann Kahn was in the real world.

:cry:
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-09 06:04 AM
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19. I had trouble finding the Hospice address

Does someone have it?

I did talk to her daughter, and she suggested the donation, which I'm happy to do, and normally I can find just about anything on the Internet, but for reason this one is eluding me. Is it part of some larger hospital or something?
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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 07:49 PM
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20. Here it is.
www.hospiceaustin.org

On the left hand side of the page, you will see the word DONATE listed. Click on that for more info.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 05:58 PM
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21. Thank you.

I sent what I could.
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