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02/20/24 04:51 PM #1900    

Joseph Guarini

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis.
Lots of prays on the way.

02/20/24 05:08 PM #1901    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

Hi Marsha,

It's really tough to get such a diagnosis that you received. I am so sorry you have to deal with this. Thank you for letting us know, so we can reach out to you and send our prayers. God will hear us, this I know. 

Any chance you you are able to under go immumotherapy?
Have had a friend who went through it at Moffit. Just a thought. 
In any case my thoughts and prayers are with you, as all your classmates are. 





02/20/24 06:34 PM #1902    

Marsha Dishler

Thank you to all who responded to my post,, Your prayers and good wishes mean a lot,, I was put on pallitive care today but am eligible to try a targeted treatment, if i can tolerate it,,so that is something,,  Less side effeccts than chemo but still some bad ones,,and when it works, it had igven some people a few years,,, i wil lknow within a few weeks if i can take it or not,,,stay well 



02/20/24 08:08 PM #1903    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

Goo luck Marsha.

 It's a big decison. You will reach it when it feels right and you feel a calmness. 
Prayers abound🙏🙏🙏💕

02/20/24 11:14 PM #1904    


Lucy Gilbert (Rhoda)


   It was sad to hear of your illness. You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Sending you lots of love and hugs!

02/23/24 09:45 PM #1905    

Susan Abrams (Pelleg)

Hi Marsha!  I was so sad to read about your diagnosis.  Hope you have a chance at the new immunology drug.  Now is the time to review and cherish your life events and family.  It will help you strengthen your reserves as your treatment progresses.   Lots of good wishes and prayers to you.

02/24/24 12:23 PM #1906    

Ellen Karabell (Rugel)

Hi Marcye.  I sent you a message.  I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis.  I have lots of information that might be helpful to you.  If you would like to be in touch, email me at  Best of luck to you.


02/24/24 02:45 PM #1907    


Marilyn Ford (Evans)

Hello Marsha, this is Marilyn Ford and no I was not part of the crowd either, but I was part of the CHS crowd as was you. As Part of that crowd we are all brothers and sisters. We will always support each other. No matter what. My prayers go up for you, You are Loved and supported in every and anyway. I became a grandmother for the first time on 02/07/2024 and I know how important it is to be here for them. May God continue to Bless you.

02/24/24 03:17 PM #1908    

Carol Katzenberg (Bindeman)


To our classmates, with the World so crazy, I find the messages to Marsha (and each other) so heartwarming, touching and important. 

Marsha, it took strength to reach out to your classmates. Please use this goodwill to get well.

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Marsha

Carol Katzenberg Bindeman

02/24/24 07:45 PM #1909    


Carolyn Ford (Swain)

Hi Marsha. 

I was so sorry to hear of your diagnoses. As your classmate we would see each other every day but we just did not hang with the same people.. I always saw us as a close class. When I was diagnosed with Parkinsons over three years ago I  did not say why me but thank you God for the blessings of something that wont kill me. there is no cure for Parkinsons and my doctor says it may disable me over time, but I am here. I am not taking this trip by myself for all my friends are along for the ride.. Enjoy yourl ife as best you cane , Keep going ,dont stop living for God will take care of his children.  


02/25/24 09:20 AM #1910    


Janet Hoffman

Hi, Marci,  I remember you very well from high school, and in fact, I believe we took a summer course together maybe after freshman year in college?  It was quite an adventure, as I recall,  I must say.  I was taking a geology course.  I join the rest of our classmates in  wishing you all best in the next steps of your treatment.  I, too, was very sorry to hear your diagnosis and will send you as many good vibes as I can muster in this difficult journey.  We are all with you in this!  



02/25/24 05:24 PM #1911    


Amy Shelanski

Hi Marci, I'm hoping that you qualify for whatever new therapy they are offering you and then it makes you well again. I remember you well from high school and I'm so sorry to hear what you've been going through but I'm hoping that you will be feeling Much better soon.

04/06/24 05:02 PM #1912    


Richard Olitsky

Sorry to say that my longest and best friend, Paul Lipschutz, passed away this week. He was the funniest, most intelligent, giving and caring person I knew. 

04/06/24 05:30 PM #1913    

Lauren Oldak (Howard)

Dear Classmates,

I was diagnosed in December with a glioblastoma -- an aggressive and incurable type of brain cancer.  (I'm in good company; Teddy Kennedy, John McCain, and Beau Biden all had it.)  I have received radiation and chemotherapy treatments at Georgetown Hospital's Lombardi Cancer Center and have just begun consultation with the experts at Duke University's Brain Cancer Center in an effort to get a better quality of life for now.  I'm also getting physical, occupational, and speech therapy at home.

Happily, I'm not in any pain and had no bad side effects from the initial round of chemo, which I should be resuming soon.  And I generally try to keep my spirits up, despite significant fatigue, weakness, and communication challenges.

The doctors assure me that there's nothing I could have done to avoid brain cancer -- which is at least a little comforting.  It just happens and I'll try to make the best of the time I have left.

Warm regards to you all,

Lauren (Oldak) Howard

04/07/24 06:35 AM #1914    

Linda Pritchard (Crowley)

Dear Lauren.  I am so sorry to hear your news.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.  We always wonder Why Me.  And to that there is no answer.  At least not here on earth.  


04/07/24 08:48 AM #1915    

Marsha Dishler

Luren, I am so sorry to hear your diagnosis and i admire your bravery. I was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, so i understand what you are going through, I wish you the best as you continue your travels on this earth,  and conect if you want to talk.

04/07/24 10:02 AM #1916    

Eileen Tyrala





I am saddened to learn of your diagnosis. I hope that you are able to maximize the many positive  day-to-day life experiences that lie ahead of you, and that you also draw from the rich reservoir of your past life experiences to sustain you during this time. 





04/07/24 11:52 AM #1917    

Susan Abrams (Pelleg)


I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis.  I wish you well in finding the best treatment that keeps you feeling well as you go through your therapy.  I remember you as you were in high school!  I will always keep that memory of you.



04/07/24 03:11 PM #1918    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

Dear Laura,

Getting bad news is not something any of us want to hear about ourselves or others.  I suspect it thru you for a loop. 
You seem to be the type of person that deals with issues such as this head on and with grace. 


May your faith in God bring you peace. 
God is saying to you today,
"You cried so many times in private. I've seen every one of your tears. Fear not, for I am with you. Continue to wait on Me.
My hand is upon you. Be still and know that I am God."

Sunny Ingber Drohan☀️

04/07/24 07:36 PM #1919    

George Trapp

Both the passing of Paul and Lauren's illness are unwelcome news. If memory is correct both were at Cheltenham Elementary when I got there in 1953.

Lauren , I believe it was Yogi Berra , the great NY Yankee catcher of our youth who said   "ItAin't Over Til It's Over ". Get all you can out of every remaining moment the Lord allows. Glory to His name. ---- George T


04/08/24 11:12 AM #1920    

Harriet Frankel (Withstandley)

Dear Lauren-  I am heartbroken at your news.  I remember so well the summer after our senior year, when we took (I think) a ballet class, and (I know) speed reading lessons, the latter presumably in preparation for all the speed reading we would need to do in college.  

Our best to you and to Glenn, and your son.  Fondly, Harriet

04/08/24 01:16 PM #1921    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

George, that is so true. Live life as fully as you are able. 


04/08/24 04:49 PM #1922    

Helen Batt (Feinberg)

Sad to hear Paul Lipschutz passed, my birthday twin, but was happy to see at the funeral zoom that all described Paul as having grown older but never grown up; that's the Paul I'll always remember. 

And Lauren, my heart hurts for you, but know that I join your classmates, friends and family thinking of you and wishing you as easy a course as possible.

04/09/24 10:30 AM #1923    

Ginger Abrams (Lane)

Lauren, I am sorry to hear about what you are going through and hope things can proceed as well as you hope. I remember that you are my birthday twin (like Helen mentioned about Paul) We share the birthday of Dec 26, 1945 along with Ronny Rappaport. I send you my caring thoughts and I remember you well.

04/13/24 10:47 PM #1924    

Aaron I. Rappeport

Hi Lauren: so sorry to learn of your diagnosis- but I know you are a fighter and you will keep a positive attitude  which will serve you well.As you are aware,Ginger ,you and I share the same birthday- so we are not twins but triplets.Keep the faith- we all stand alongside  you- Ronny Rappeport

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