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crazy, sexy cancer…part one

inspiring story coming your way!

a way long time ago, some girls attended X-ray school together. (see image 1)

fast forward almost ten years later and we finally meet again under special circumstances….

in 2011, Karen, (wife, mother and ultrasound tech in Lincoln) began experiences a lot of pain. tricky pain that took a long time to diagnose. many months of dibilitating pain that decreased her ability to work, or even care for her sweet boy. then the sad news came.

the ‘C’ word.

suck.

“you never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.”

months of chemo later, she had a ‘mid chemo crisis’ as karen calls it.  her husband, justin,  presented her with a book: crazy, sexy, cancer

this book gave her hope…and inspiration to buy some cowgirl boots. karen says…

“that girl [in the book] wore cowboy boots everywhere…for her tests and everything.  They reminded her of a porch swing in the country, day dreaming of doing whatever she wanted.  Open spaces and sipping lemonade.  I wanted that!!  I went out and bought myself a pair of boots!!  i LOVE them!  i wore them all the time.  All my nurses and doctors loved them too.  I was known for my boots! =)  When I was done with treatments, I took a picture of them and made a cool matte and gave it to them.  They have them out on display!!”

she is now cancer-free. she has fought with a smile and is a braver woman than i.

 karen: your only wish was to look beautiful in your images. I hope, from the bottom of heart, that you feel as beautiful as we all know you are on the inside.

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SophiaApril 20, 2012 - 1:48 pm

My eyes welled up reading her story. She is a true beauty beyond words! Her family is positively beautiful as well! I am so happy that she is cancer free and healthy… what a blessing! Her boots are the cutest and your images are amazing… I love your locations!
A very inspirational story in deed!!! :)

ShelbyApril 20, 2012 - 2:44 pm

……………….I just don’t even know how to put into words how I feel about these absolutely BRAVE photos! You can see it in her eyes, her smile, and the way she embraces the boys in her life that she is nothing but BRAVE…AND BEAUTIFUL! Such an inspiration! PS…I LOVE THE BOOTS!!!!

ArielApril 20, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Stunning!! That is one amazing woman right there. Beautiful story & beautiful photos.

Kate KnollApril 20, 2012 - 3:37 pm

So beautiful!! You truly captured Karens spirit!

monaApril 20, 2012 - 3:38 pm

by far my favorite post from you. everything about your sweet friend and the images are beautiful. she is gorgeous! so glad to know that she is doing well!

KarenApril 20, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Thank you Stacy! You do such a wonderful job!! I can’t express that enough. You did such a wonderful story. Thank you! We LOVE them! Very hard to choose. Keep up the creativity and great spirit!

KarenApril 20, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Thank you everyone for such wonderful, nice comments!! They bring a smile to my face and have made my day! I want to save them! =) Thank you all!!
“In the end everything will be ok, and if it’s not ok, then it’s not the end.”

stacyApril 20, 2012 - 11:08 pm

hip hip HORRAY for KAREN!!! I’m not surprised at the comments! you ARE beautiful!! you kicked that cancer’s ASS! : ) –S

Vicki KeckMay 7, 2013 - 3:50 am

One brave, loving woman. Karen taught us so much about life and living. Love you Karen.

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