Karyn

Of everything shared on this site — all the updates and life moments — this is the only post Karyn and I both knew would one day need to be written.

“One day” is today, and I don’t know how to write it.

71 thoughts on “Karyn

  1. To Todd, Lucia and Beckett. We are so deeply saddened by the news of Karyn’s passing. She will always be remembered by us as a truly brave and special person. We wish all of you the best in this difficult time. Love, Greg (Fazer) & Chrissy

  2. Heaven has gained a brave & beautiful woman, a soulful writer, a witty companion, a loving mother, a fascinating friend. Earth has lost her physical being, but will never be the same for her having graced us with her presence; we will feel her touching us forever. So sad; may the love of the many people she has touched ease her family’s pain. Please let us know how we can help.

  3. Todd,

    I didn’t really know you but I recognized you from the halls of Apple. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Peace to all of you.

    Best,
    Lauren Black

  4. Todd, I am so sorry. There are no words, except I pray and pray for strength for your children and you. A beautiful person was taken too soon. Please let me know if i can do anything for you.

  5. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace as you grieve your dear Karyn. I do not know you personally, except through the blog, but am so very sorry for your loss. Karyn was such an inspiration as she fought so hard.

  6. Dear Todd, You have left a record that echoes in our hearts of something that will happen, in various ways, to all of use. You have made it real and close and stared the tragedy in the face and in an electronic way reached all of your friends and family. I hope you can feel the love and support that is coming back to you and Beckett and Lucia. You have shared the painful private moments and the glad and super precious ones…thank you for making us a part of this process and may peace come floating over all of you, and over Karen who may be sleeping on a big white cloud that reminds her of your bed.

  7. There are no words. I can only respond in tears, loving thoughts and a grateful heart that you shared your journeys. I have been inspired by Karyn’s posts and your mindful updates. So often I have been touched by your blogs, read the comments of others who shared this path of bravery. I wish you and your family is that you will be engulfed by the love of those close to you.

  8. Todd, you don’t know me, but I had the privilege of working with Karyn at Cisco many years ago. Her smile could light up the campus, not just a room, and I’ll never forget it. I am so sorry for your loss; Karyn will always be part of the Cisco Family. I miss her, and I pray for you and your family.

  9. Todd, you don’t know me and I didn’t know Karen. A work colleague shared this blog with me because my husband has glioblastoma multiform. I’m sorry for your loss and for the family and friends who knew and loved Karen. I read through the blog and want you to know that I am inspired by reading Karen’s writing—her story, her strength, her humor. I cried, smiled, and cried again. We are a few steps behind and our dance steps are weirdly similar.

    • (sorry spell check tripped me up earlier) Todd, you don’t know me and I didn’t know Karyn. A work colleague shared this blog with me because my husband has glioblastoma multiform. I’m sorry for your loss and for the family and friends who knew and loved Karyn. I read through the blog and want you to know that I am inspired by reading Karyn’s writing—her story, her strength, her humor. I cried, smiled, and cried again. We are a few steps behind and our dance steps are weirdly similar.

  10. When I received the email this weekend you sent to your band mates,Todd….I went outside to tell Karen–we hugged and cried. We are so heartbroken over Karyn’s passing. We cried for Karyn, for you, for your family and extended family…and for us. We hope Karyn’s amazing spirit continues on, shining through you and your lovely children. Much love and support to you, Todd.

  11. I am so very, very sorry for your tremendous loss. Even from afar and across cyberspace, it was clear she fought that beast with everything she had. Karyn’s legacy will be one of hope, courage, honesty and humor. While no miraculous cure came to pass, Karyn’s life is legendary. Truly.

  12. So, so sorry. So glad to have gotten to know her beyond the warm, wry, and witty woman who made the amazing Belle Soiree pins every year (which I keep in my studio and look on often). So heartbroken for you and yet proud to have witnessed your partnership in dealing with the things life deals out. Sending you love.

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  14. I wish I had words. I am hopeforheather, which she has listed here on her blog. I cannot remember how she and I connected, but I for that, I am forever grateful. She always wrote exactly what I was feeling, as I could never find the words to say what I felt. Karyn said it for me. It was so amazing. I am so sorry.

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