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Daily Kos Community Quilts Project

Community Quilts are a way of sharing care, compassion and support for community members who are facing illness or other hardships.
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    The Daily Kos staff just had our annual retreat in Austin, a jam-packed three days of working, strategizing, socializing and reconnecting. That was fantastic, but made even better by what was waiting for me in the mail when I got home at midnight Thursday.

    It was this lovely note from former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,

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  2. If human lives are looked at as storylines, many of them adventures with multiple hardships to overcome, then Freelance Escapologist and his wife, Kim, are true heroes.  They are facing the many-headed hydra of Kim’s cancer, the very challenging (financially and physically) treatment for that cancer, moving house (quite literally!) all while caring for an autistic child.  Truly, there has been a lot going on.  Kim’s cancer and its treatment have adversely affected

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  3. I wrote about twingrace's pain in the first community quilt diary for her — she has been suffering terribly for quite a long time now.

    A misshapen piece of metal (possibly a surgical clip) had somehow migrated to her bladder where, undetected by her doctors, it did a lot of very painful damage over time.  It was hard for her, too, not to have had a proper diagnosis for a long, long time — and not to be fully believed that she hurt as much as she did.

    The good

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