Letters from HOPE Retreat Participants
Thank you for a wonderful 3 days. It warms my heart to see someone take a vision and make it reality. What you’ve done for all of us is remarkable. Again, I say thanks…You have brought that piece of laughter, hope and peace with this retreat. Never stop dreaming, but also never stop living. The friendships we’ve made and the journey we’re on makes life so much easier. Nothing is certain in this lifetime except friendships. This weekend will be in my heart between now and forever.
Thank you so very much for an amazing weekend. From start to finish you and Cathy thought of everything. It is clearly a labor of love for you. What a gift you are giving so many… Breast cancer is a big part of my life. It is always there, but it is now part of me—it doesn’t rule me. It feels good to be there.
Thanks so much for all you are doing. Cathy is smiling.
What a weekend—I couldn’t wait to tell you how much I loved it. I fell madly in love with 13 women this weekend, Cathy being #13. (I was already in love with myself, Hee! Ho! Our joyous laughter has sunk itself into the very walls of Cheyenne Canon Inn.) Back to Cathy. How I miss her and I didn’t even know her, but somehow we have bonded, she is my sister and that makes you my sister too. I love you.
What a glorious thing she has done. This last weekend was so memorable and full of gifts, some still to be opened. This is by far the most touching experience I’ve ever had…I’m so inspired to write now of my experience with cancer and to study to get a degree in nutrition to help other struggling cancer patients.
I thank God for Cathy and her whole family everyday now. Her legacy is living and growing and I plan on repaying her a million times, just to begin with.
And from the staff:
Working with these women has enhanced my life. I always feel that I get more from the retreat than I give.