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For Pat
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Our good friend--and Honorary AstroBase Cadet--Ken Plume lost his mom this morning to a long battle with cancer. Having experienced an all-too-similar and all-too-common loss when I was ten, I some idea what he's going through.

You might remember it was nearly a year ago I posted a link with his request for get well cards and wishes on her behalf, as well as donations to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Well, a lot of you showed the size of your hearts then. There's still cancer and there's still a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, so please give if you can now by clicking on the link.

There are also massive medical bills and a not-so-great economy, so if you click HERE you can contribute to helping the Plume family pay some of those bills. And be sure to type "For Pat" in the comments window.

Sadly, I've never met Ken's mom. But she raised my very good friend, so she must have been something.

We Love You,

JP


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It's very sweet of you to post this. I don't have a lot, but I can spare a bit. The family's in my prayers.

I saw his post on Twitter when he was with her last night.

Very sorry she has passed. What a great way to honor her, though.

"For Pat."

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend, Ken's loss :(

I'm very sorry to hear about Ken's loss.

My mother is a 13 year survivor of breast cancer, and I'm very familiar with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It's a great cause. I'm going to try and donate what I can to the Plume Family as soon as I can. :)

I lost my mother 4 years ago in a similar scenario... I suppose whether you're 10, 23, or in your later years, you always feel too young to have to say goodbye to your mom.

Work's been slow, but I know how it is struggling with those medical bills... I'll do what I can.

This is a wonderful idea for a tragic thing. My love and condolences to your friend and his family. I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was eight; she was also a 'Pat'. I'll be sure to contribute something to this, for both our mums.

I am so so sorry for his loss... My heart goes out to him and his family. I wish I had money to donate, hopefully next month. <3

We lost our mom to cancer almost a year ago.

Yeah. I'd like it if no one else did, ever.


I don't know Ken or his mom, but my heart is heavy for them today. I lost my dad to a rare form of renal cancer almost 2 years ago, and I can't say that it ever gets any easier.

Thanks for posting. We'll keep Ken and his family in our thoughts.

That's horrible. I'm so sorry to hear that. My own mother was in the hospital for months on death's door only a few years ago, so I can only imagine what he must be going through.

I really wish I could help out, but my money is far too tight at the moment. I'll be thinking of him, though.

I lost my mom about a year ago, although it was much more sudden..but I kind of know what he's going through. It's tough, probably one of the hardest things in the world to go through, Time's really the only thing for it. My heart goes out to Ken.

I consider it good fortune that I was wearing my Dr. Girlfriend shirt today, which reminded me to check your blog to see this post. My donation is made, and I cannot express my sympathies for Ken and his family adequately. All I can do is hope that somehow through the ether they feel my love for them.

I love you too.

RIP to Ken's mom...

I'm having a huge fundraiser on my blog (here: http://www.thefashionablegal.com/10/2009/cure/) where each dollar donated will earn an entry towards the persons prize of choice (each is worth around $150)... There are about $3,000 worth of prizes. I wanted to encourage people to give, and reward them for doing so : )

My father emailed me to tell me the news...he's an avid fan of Venture Brothers. We both remember reading the post a year ago and knowing the feeling. My mother was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer that has an almost 90% fatality rate. We lost her in July...it's a big thing whether you're 10, 19, or 23. Please share my family's love and prayers with him and his family. There's still a long journey left as you have mentioned with bills...and the healing as well. You're a great friend for being there for him.
~Z

It's a terrible thing to lose a parent - hopefully matters will go as well as they possibly can.

Although it's not the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk by the American Cancer Society is this Sunday in New York City. They help by using the money raised to be put towards breast cancer research and also by giving out free mammograms and breast cancer programs, which is especially important now as people are losing their health insurance everyday and can't afford either. Even for those who can't donate should attend to raise the spirits of those who are battling breast cancer.

And of course I'll donate because we all love Ken

reading this almost moved me to tears. I remember the post about postcards last year. You are a great friend and a great person to reach out like this and try to help the Plume family. One of my aunts is a breast cancer survivor. I'll to whatever I can.

Much <3, and can't wait for the new season

I donated the money I had. I wish I was a gazillionaire so I could completely pay for all the medical bills of every breast cancer patient. D:

The family is in my prayers <3

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