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User: cheerycraft (posted by wvdramaqueen)
Date: 2007-08-13 12:49
Subject: a mentor & friend
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My name (Note: First names only!): Jessi
Their name (Note: First names only!): Mark "Wags" and Kathy
Their relation to you (i.e. best friends of five years, bummed co-worker, stepmother, etc.): former swim coach and all-around good egg & his wife
Age/gender/location (state/province/country): 50's?/ m & f/ Iowa, USA
Their story: Wags was the coach of our swim teams in high school.  I never swam for him, but I managed the boys' team for three years.  Wags is the guy who inspires everyone- he gets high school boys to swim & run & lift at 5am, convinces the slowest, fattest person on the team they can win their race, and reminds everyone they're swimmin gbecause they love it.  Wags constantly said "IIITBIUTM" (if it is to be, it's up to me), "if it were easy, everyone would be good," etc.  
  In high school, having Wags dissapointed in me was more devastating than my parents' dissapproval.  Conversly, when he was proud, I might have well won the Olympics, Nobel Prize, and Tonys all at once.  Wags is now fighting a rare cancer on his spine.  It's scary to see someone I always considered so strong strucl down.  He's traveling from Iowa to University of Nebraska for new treatments, with Kathy, his wife, at his side.  They are devout Christians who continue to see God in all of this, but could really use some cheeering up!

Favorite hobbies: Wags-anything to do with water or his children/grandkids.  Kathy, I don't know.
" color(s): Our school colors were orange and black.  He's coached a couple of other schools, too, but I don't know their colors off hand.
" music type/artist(s): ?
" animal(s)/pet(s):again, our school was the Tigers. 
" candy/snack(s): Wags loves ice cream- in fact, he eats a bowl almost everynight!  And, peanut butter/ mayo/ dill pickle & lettuce sandwichs.
Do they have a "style"?:  ?
What you think they would really appreciate: anything sincere and uplifting.  I'd love to see Kathy get something to pamper herself.  Not only does she care for Wags during all this, she works and keeps all his friends and former students updated online!
What you think they would absolutely hate:  nothing I can think of.
Any allergies or pet peeves: ?
Clothing size (measurements are not necessary but appreciated): probably a L or XL shirt for Wags.
Shoe size: ?
Any wishlist(s): anything that says BOO cancer YEA you!  (you get my drift)
Any blog(s): http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/inputSiteName.do?method=search&siteName=markwagner1
Mailing address (do not change this): Comment with your e-mail and I will send it to you
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User: lilbrigid
Date: 2007-08-13 17:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Grace-powered Doozer: fall fairy
User: wvdramaqueen
Date: 2007-08-14 17:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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thanks! I'll email you tonight with the address.
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