A Post for my Friend, Susan

by torontogirlwest on June 22, 2011

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Today, I found myself driving through the beautiful National Parks of Canada and thinking about my friends.

One year ago, I took a trip to Banff with Susan (The Great Balancing Act), and Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian). We had a blast eating delicious meals out, hiking up Banff’s tallest mountain, and taking pictures by pristine mountain lakes.  When it came time to say goodbye to my blogger friends, I was genuinely sad to go.

Since then I have stayed close with Susan, even meeting up with her a few months later in Toronto over bagels. On that occasion, Susan brought her mother and I did too! It was a fantastic outing that I hoped to repeat again.

But a few months ago, my friend Susan moved back to New Brunswick following a terrible ice skating accident that shattered her elbow. This week, she began to experience pain in her neck and has now received some devastating news.

Susan is young, vibrant, and joyful. And yet, I know she must be going through a rough time right now.

It’s no secret that I believe in miracles and the power of prayer; with that in mind, I can only ask one thing of you.

Please pray for my friend, Susan.

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Amber from Girl with the Red Hair June 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Great post Karen. Gave me goosebumps. I can’t believe this is happening to Susan. I am so sad for her but I know that she is a strong, positive person and will pull through!

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Toronto Girl West June 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Susan is all kinds of awesome!!! Agreed.
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Susan June 23, 2011 at 3:37 am

Love you to the moon and back Karen!! xoxoxo
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Toronto Girl West June 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Right back at you amiga!!!!! :)

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Sarah@The Flying ONION June 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

Heart and prayers are with Susan!
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Toronto Girl West June 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thank-you!
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Toronto Girl West June 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Thank-you Sarah!
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Carolyn June 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

What a beautiful post for your friend…! She is in my heavenward happy thoughts. =)
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Toronto Girl West June 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Your heaven ward happy thoughts meal a lot, Carolyn!
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Kristen June 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I am so totally shocked by the news- but what a beautiful post :) I’ve never actually met Susan but all of my Internet interactions with her makes her feel like a friend. This is crazy news and she is definitely in my prayers.

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Toronto Girl West June 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Susan is kinda great! And she’s just as friendly as she appears on the blog! :)

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Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) March 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

and….what hike was this???? I am I annoying you yet?
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torontogirlwest March 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm

LOL I’m only seeing this now – it’s the hike up Sulphur Mountain! Most people take the gondola but we hiked up. And we didn’t even start at the base of the gondola – we started at the Banff town site!

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