This was sent to a conformation list I'm on. If you have a ribbon
that's sitting in a box somewhere that you can send it's a nice idea
even if you don't know her personally. Things like this remind me that
the there is a sense of community in the dog world, and it's not all
just politics, placements, and titles..
<<Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 23:19:41 EST
From: Sarah Shuman <CarnelianIS@ AOL.COM>
Subject: Got a ribbon you'd share?
Some of you will recall Jaime Johnston diagnosis of leukemia and how
well she bounced back. We got too comfortable. Last week she got the
word that its back and she is again at the University of Washington
hospital for treatment. Please keep the thoughts and prayers flowing
for Jaime, and for JoAnne, Jean, Jennifer, Terry at MiJeans (Irish
and English Setters and English Cockers)..
Jaime's treatment will continue for a few weeks. It is painful and
saps her energy. If you have a dog show ribbon you're willing to
donate, we plan to decorate her hospital room with ribbons. Each of us
has a few tucked away that just seemed too special to toss and not all
of us are talented enough to make curtains, bedspreads, lampshades,
etc. with them. Few folks know exactly what the right words are to say
to her but all of us like to talk dogs - and so does Jaime.
If you've saved a ribbon with a special story, perhaps you'd send
it to her and tell her why it's special. If you know Jaime's sense of
humor you'll, of course, tell her that you got the ribbon in spite of
running into the judge on the down and back, tripping on the mat,
forgetting to trim one,foot, etc.
If you don't want to share a story, maybe you could just send a
ribbon. Certainly the ribbons will give the staff plenty to chat with
her about and she will need that distraction from treatment
occasionally. More importantly, the ribbons will give her tangible
proof of just how many members of the dog family do care about her.
University of Washington Medical Center
ATTN PATIENT : Jaime Johnston
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195
They suggested putting ATTN PATIENT: Jamie Johnston in bold in a