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I'm so proud of my sister!!

Friday, April 11, 2008
Those of you that know my sister, Kathleen, know what a fabulous woman she is! She's a great mom, sister, aunt and sister-in-law. Because of Kathleen, we have had two extremely successful fundraisers for PH! Anyway, she has been given an award so that she can attend the PHA International Conference in Houston this summer! Rod and I are both going, as well as several people from our Nebraska support group. There are also lots of phriends going from all over the United States! I can't wait for everyone to meet my sister! Here's the info about the award:
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Julie Hendry Memorial Scholarship Award - for non-patient volunteer
Julie Paton Hendry, daughter of PHA founding members Pat and Jerry Paton, was the first full-time non-patient PHA volunteer. She looked forward to the PHA Conference as an opportunity to meet the PH patients and families she talked with by telephone and email. Sadly, Julie passed away in 1998. In her memory, her family established the Julie Hendry Memorial Scholarship Award to help a non-patient volunteer attend Conference. This award will be presented to a non-patient who is a member of and actively supports PHA (e.g. serving as a support group leader, raising public awareness, fundraising). The award is to be used for Conference registration and transportation and is not to exceed $1,000.
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Kathleen was told that there were lots of applicants. It was very difficult for the committee to decide on who to give it to and ended up giving the award to three people!

Here is a picture of my incredible sister!!

2 comments to I'm so proud of my sister!!:

barbara said...

Well I am so proud of her too, we need more Kathleen's in this world. That is wonderful that she got this most deserved award. God Bless her for her dedication to this dreadful disease

Di said...

How wonderful for your sister to receive this award. I know how deserving she is and will continue to "Champion the Cause"!
Well Done Kathleen!!! We are all proud of you. Hugs, di