More Tragic News

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 6, 2006

in Blog

Talk about tagedy! I don't know how much more bad news I can take!
First an update on Stephanie's grandmother.
On Sunday, they pretty much had the family saying their last goodbye to Marge. Then on Tuesday, they were told that the bleeding on her brain had stopped and that if the blood was reabsorbed into the body, she could wake from this with only her left side paralized. However, just yesterday, the family was informed that three different doctors agreed from further testing that they were certain that “if” she were to wake from her coma, she would be in a completely vegatative state.
Marge did have a living will and she has made her wishes known that she does not want to be kept alive artificially. From what Stephanie told me, the family will honor her wishes and fthat if she does not come out of this coma by the weekend, Stephanie's grandfather will have her removed from the ventilator. Please continue to pray for our family during this time of crisis.
Another Tragic Story
Then, as if that were not enough to deal with. I called one of my insurance companies today to follow up on an advertising campaign that we are working on for our agency. I had been working closely for the last two weeks with Karen Shroeder-Martin on the layout and design of an advertisement. When I called today to check on the status of the advertisement this morning, someone else had answered Karen's phone.
It was then that I learned that Karen had just died a very tragic death just before the weekend. I'd prefer not to go into the details though a quick search on google news for “Karen Schroeder-Martin” will return a few differnt stories of what took place.
Needless to say I was quite shocked! Karen was a delight to work with. She was creative and funny. It was just a total delight to work with her. Although as an agent, my interactions with her would have been few and far between. I can certainly tell you that she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at The Ohio Casualty Insurance Company who knew and worked with Karen. And of course I will be praying for her family as well.
Today, Marcia Larison, also from Ohio Casualty, was kind enough to make the minor revisions that Karen and I had previously discussed and the ad is now complete and off to the printer! Here is the final result of what Karen had designed for our agency.

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