Thursday, April 3, 2014

Everyday Hero- Thank you!

Hi Friends!  I want to share a very special card with you today, but first I want to warn you that the topic here is going to be a little serious and outside my normal jokey attitude.

I know I've shared a card or two that I made for a friend of mine who was in an accident recently.  I've made a slew of them for folks to sign and give to him, not all  have been shown here.  As you can guess, it was a very horrific accident and I won't go into all the details, if you want to know more you can go here. Bottom line, he could have died but he DIDN'T.  Not only did he save himself by exiting from a burning car, but a stranger also helping him by tackling him to the ground while burning to help put the flames out.  

This card is one that I made for that man, that everyday hero.  I am so thankful for him and what he did.  The person's life he saved is one of the bravest, kindest and funniest people I know and he did us all a service by helping him.  No words can say how thankful I am for either of these men.  This card doesn't do it justice either, but I can only hope that it gives him a sliver of how grateful that I, my colleagues and friends and all who know the man who was hurt are for his heroic effort.  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!



On a positive note, my friend is recovering well.  He has a loooong road ahead as he had 3rd degree burns on 15% of his body.  There will be lots of pain and many surgeries, but as always he is lighthearted and brave.  I get to visit him next week!  YAY!  If you have a moment and want to send my friend your prayers or good vibes, whatever your take is on that, I would be grateful. 

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In an effort to lighten the mood, I will tell you to go here to enter to win some BLOG CANDY. And, I will be entering this into a few challenges to make it a little lighter for me.  :)
Little Tangles #34- Masking
Dynamic Duos #96- Green and Your Choice (Yellow) 



13 comments:

cm said...

Sending recovery wishes and prayers to your friend as I write. With people like you - supportive, upbeat and positive - surrounding him, his road to healing will be filled with encouragement for sure! Your cards for him are so thoughtful, and this one, for the "every day hero" is absolutely heart-warming (feeling my eyes tear up!). He will be deeply touched by this wonderful card, as am I. You are a remarkable person, Katie, always touching people's lives in a positive way! Thank you for sharing this with us!
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Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! That is all. ;)

lenny said...

oh boy ... what a story! Sad to hear ... but also happy about the good news that your friend's recovering!
FAB card!!! Love the CAS feeling ... the message/sentiment stands out! wow!

canadian_liner said...

Love this stamp set, and what a great use for it! That fellow is a hero, indeed. Would love to know how you made the awesome starburst background. Thanks for linking up with the Dynamic Duos this week. Hugs (altho VERY gently) to your friend.

Tracey McNeely said...

Yup freakin' fantastic!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH Goooooooooooooodness, KA! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend-- I'm praying for healing and relief of pain! I can't even imagine! Bless his heart <3 May the Lord continue to bring him comfort and peace <3

LOVE this card--- what a sweet thing for you to do to lift up his spirits! I bet he will enjoy this!!!

THANKS for stopping by my blog and leaving some love--you made my day:) <3 HUGS!

~amy~ said...

Such a perfect card. So scary what can happen...glad he's doing well.

Deepti said...

That's a hero card for a hero :) isn't it awesome to know that people like him are there who are the real heroes !!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Katie, so sorry to hear of your friend's accident but so happy he survived. Many thanks to the hero who was there to save his body from further burns. Prayers for healing for your friend. Your card is a wonderful gesture to send along to the person who helped. Thanks for sharing your story with us and the Dynamic Duos this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

You are a gem for making a card for that real life hero! Just a treasure, congrats on your shout out at DD!!!

Jessica Pascarella said...

What a stunning card! Love the sunburst behind the fun Neat and Tangled stamps! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles challenge.

Danielle said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend's accident! and WOW! This is stunning! Thank you so much for playing along at Little Tangles!

Betty J. said...

Lovely card, Katie. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.