Please Help Support This Family with Prayers and Best Wishes

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Real Estate Services with RJ Smith Realty Real Estate Solutions

Isn't it funny how our lives are sometimes intertwined with others.  As some of you know during the course of our progression to our current address we spent some years in Greenwood Lake NY.  Nicole was in a Brownie Troop there and one of the mothers of another Brownie Scout was Barbara VanderMeulen. One day, long after we moved away, I met Barbara again in a CE course at our local Board of Realtors.  She had been an assistant for a real estate broker for years and had finally taken the plunge into the "agent pool".  I have seen her occasionally at classes since then.   Barbara is a member of Active Rain but has not posted much.  

Barbara VanderMuelen


Yesterday I received an evite for a fundraiser for Barbara's son, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.  The evite is reprinted with permission from Barbara below. I had no idea her son was going through this.  I am asking our AR family to pray for Joe and the whole VanderMuelen family as they go through this.  Barbara says she truly believes that the power of prayer got them through this the first time and has faith it will get them through it again.  Please join me in by adding Joe and his family to your prayers and /or sending support through an email to Barbara.  The link highlighted under her name above will take you to her profile and you can email her from there if you want.  

Greenwood Lake Fundraiser for Joe VanderMuelen

Joe VanderMuelen

Joe VanderMuelen,the son of Barbara and Phil VanderMuelen, was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was 15 years old. He has gone through many surgeries and years of different forms of chemo therapy. In March of this year, it returned to his leg again, and at that point, the Doctors had to amputate. Since then the cancer has moved to Joe's lungs (seven tumors). We are currently receiving treatment at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia. We have a deep faith that God will get us through this once again. Joe is 19 and looking forward to returning to college and getting back to work. As he has said to me many times, "we just have to go through this again, cancer is not going to beat him."

Thank You in advance for your generosity,
Barbara and Phil VanderMuelen and Family


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Sunday
September 28th
3PM to 7PM

$15 per person
(Kids under 6 are free)
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The American Legion
Arthur Finnegan Post 1443
Lakes Road
Greenwood Lake, NY  10925

Music, Soda, Cash Bar, Raffles, 50/50

Donations can be sent to:
229 Route 32
Central Valley, NY  10917

For further Info or Questions
Please Contact
Jean Colville
(845) 986-0581
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Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc.

Hi Paddy,

Thanks for taking the time to post. Joe and his family are in our prayers.

September 14, 2008 06:24 PM
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Becky Cook
Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate
EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY

Paddy,  I will keep Barbara, Joe and the rest of their family in my prayers.

September 14, 2008 09:01 PM
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Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
RJ Smith Realty Real Estate Solutions

Thank you Hal and Becky.  I know the prayers are appreciated. 

September 15, 2008 04:55 AM
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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.

Good morning Paddy, I will keep them in my prayers, Thank you for sharing this. I'm so sorry they are going through this horrible ordeal. Enjoy your day. Love, C.

September 15, 2008 05:07 AM
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Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY
RJ Smith Realty Real Estate Solutions

Hi Carolyn.  You have friends in GWL don't you?  The dinner for Joe is in two weeks maybe they might want to go?  Have a good day too.

September 15, 2008 06:28 AM
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