Iron Nan(a)

Many people remark on Karyn’s incredible strength. They talk about how amazing it is and how surprised they are that anyone could be so strong.

You know who isn’t surprised? Anyone who has met Karyn’s mom.

Mary Kantola, AKA WonderMom, AKA SuperNana.

I’d argue she’s from another world, except for the fact that she’s so damn human. Take that, Superman.

If you’re lucky enough to know her, you not only know what I’m talking about, you probably collect the comic books.

Hold onto those comics and keep them in good condition. They, like her, are priceless and only increasing in value.



14 thoughts on “Iron Nan(a)

  1. It takes a family……and you are fortunate to share such a wonderful support group..
    My thoughts and prayers go with you all..โค๏ธ

    • i agree it takes a big family working together to support our precious Wilders. The definition of family has been getting wider and wider! Not only Todd and Karyn and the children but parents, grandparents, brothers and wives, cousins, nieces and nephews; close friends and neighbors who supply food for the body and support in every conceivable way; school friends and parents who love and support the children. Just when someone needs to be shorn up…..hugs, special visits, prayers, notes, food and love show up! Bless all of you for being part of Karyn’s Warrior Team. You are loved and appreciated by the Wilders and Kantolas.

  2. You know Iron Nana is from MN. That says it all๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ Praying for Karyn daily.

    In His Grip, Have a blessed day ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ Anni Fischer


  3. There truly is nobody like Mary, although, Karyn definitely has her spirit. Thinking of all you and wishing you only the best.

    Bernie and Tim

  4. You are blessed to have her! And what Doreen said, Todd, you too are remarkable and fierce in the face of all that you and Karyn are up against. Who needs superhero’s when the Wilder and Kantola families are around. Stay strong Karyn, Todd, Nana. You are all in my prayers.

  5. So well said, Todd. There really are no appropriate words to convey the love and respect we all have for Mary (and Jack).

  6. We love all of you. We are as caught up as you are. The power of this circle includes you and all of us who can o
    nly stand by and pray.

  7. Mary is a fabulous woman!! I can see where Karyn gets her enormous strength!! My love to you all!!! You are all loved!!!

  8. The idea that any of us can live by ourselves, keep all the things we hold shame around private, wade off into the ocean as our final act, and live our days under our own power solely, is a lie our ego tries to make us believe. And thank God for the blessing of people who’s sole act is to ask another: How may I support you? God bless Mary for being one of those souls.

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