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It is with great sadness I announce the death of our former chat director Karen Hofstetter from testicular cancer. Karen was chat director for nearly five

years and often went over the 24 hours in a day mark quite often. Not only was Karen dedicated to our members in crisis but she often fought tooth and nail for regulations she thought was right as well as for her members. I spent many hours in debate with her almost daily. I considered her a friend and I will miss her.

We have set up a memorial page for her here: http://www.lauras-playground.com/Karen_H_Memorial.htm


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Guest childofwinter

What a cruel, cruel irony to die of a disease that she should never have had, but because of circumstances of her birth that she couldn't help, she succumbed to it.

Rest in peace, Karen. Whether we do go on to another place after death or not, you're at peace, a well-deserved peace.

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Oh my god and I never really thanked her enough for when she helped me that one night I was trying to hurt myself. Karen you will be missed so much. You are in a better place and I want you to know that your help kept many from ending it. Thank you so much and may you rest in peace. At least now we know you will be who you are up there :) God bless you.

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Guest Katrina Reann

I am sorry to hear that Laura. You and everyone who knew her have my sympathies and are in my prayers. I did not get the pleasure of knowing her...Huggsss...Katrina

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Guest ChalenAustin

God bless her and may she set an exmple for all of us.

She will be/is missed.


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Guest Amanda joan


My condolences. It is sad to hear that cancer has claimed another life too soon. I am sadened that I will never get to know her and it seems that she did many good works here and in other places too. We all need to remember her and take some of her with us and go help someone in need today.

Peace & Love Amanda Joan

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Guest digitalgremlin

I didn't know Karen very well, talked to her a few times. She helped me with a crisis just a couple of times. But still helped me out. She is missed. Even by me.

Karen, thank you for everything. I don't know where you are now but I am sure it's a better place. I hope you get to be the real you too. I'll be thinking about you. *hugs* You are missed.

Love Lee.

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Guest Ashley fl

i got to talk to karen a lot through phone coversations, mostely knowing her in the chat room, then being trained bye her or watching and learning from her as i became a mod in the chat room, she was one of the best, to me though on a personal level, not including her and i position to lp chat room, she was very kind, very patient and understanding to everyone, quite funny and fun to hang out with. i was :( to hear what happened and i will miss her coming into the chat room.


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Guest RootsRadicals

I need to come on more often.

Karen helped me through a lot. She was an amazing person and I'm sad to hear that she is not with us anymore. To anyone who may have been close to her, I wish you the best.

This is a month late, but Rest in Peace<3

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