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Kathi’s Legacy

Dear KGF Supporters, We are so honored to continue Kathi’s legacy through the Kathi Goertzen Foundation. By raising money and seeking out medicine’s best research, we are making great strides in finding better treatment options and ultimately a cure for brain tumors and brain cancer. As we announced in a previous post, because of Read the rest of this post »

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Kathi Goertzen Foundation issues first grant to Seattle’s Dr. Jim Olson for $100,000!

What if surgeons could operate on a patient and see real time where the cancer cells are? What if instead of treating cancer patients with toxic chemicals and exposing them to harmful radiation, nature could cure what ails them? Scorpions, violets, potatoes…this could be the future of cancer treatment. These breakthroughs are happening, and Read the rest of this post »

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Flowers of Love

My heart is pounding this morning as our potted deck flowers beam with love from Kathi. When Kathi died last year on this day the flowers on our deck became my connection to my wife. I cared for these flowers and spoke to them with tears flowing down my face. Yes, I’m crazy. I’m Read the rest of this post »

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Kathi’s Smile by Dan Lewis

I see so much in Kathi Goertzen’s smile. KOMO TV came up with a cute idea a few years ago for those of us on the air to hand out cards, like baseball cards, at the annual Mariner’s Fan Fest as SAFECO Field. Since Kathi passed away in August I’ve had her collectors card Read the rest of this post »

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To My Dear Friend Kathi… Love, Rhoda

My first memory of you was in 1976 this beautiful, happy, blonde sitting on the couch at WSU with your long flowing blonde hair! You probably don’t remember this, but from the very beginning, you taught me about the bigger world.

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“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

Swing low, sweet chariot …were the words I sung to myself as an eight year old girl, clutching my brown Grizzly bear to my chest in bed. Seattle rain was pelting our penny-flat rooftop at the top of Queen Anne Hill. It was a school night. My sister was two. My ginger and white Read the rest of this post »

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Kathi is Home!

Here is Kathi’s post from Facebook tonight. “Made it home! Despite incredible care, there’s no place like home. Thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers!” Also, please know that in less that one year we have had 310 people donate over $31,000. That is 310 people! We love the fact that so many Read the rest of this post »

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Love, Family, Brain Tumors and Seventh Heaven.

Eighteen years ago on a chairlift at Stevens Pass a dream came true. I asked the love of my life to marry me and she said yes. We arrived at the top of Seventh Heaven and I realized yes I was in Heaven. The most amazing woman I had ever met had just said Read the rest of this post »

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Social Media is changing the world – one person, one small donation at a time.

Give a little, share with your friends and change the world. Social media is being harnessed to make a difference. The domino effect of social media can now be used to make a difference in the world or down the street. Everyonegives.org is a new web site just launched by Seattle-based Colliers International, a Read the rest of this post »

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Welcome to our Blog

Hi Everyone! This Blog is designed to help Inspire Hope and Cure. We want to inspire research to find a cure for all brain tumors. We will give hope to people suffering from this disease. We will also use this forum to update all of our donors about research we are learning about and Read the rest of this post »

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