Wednesday, August 10, 2005

kisses goodbye

Sad story today.

There's a Star Wars fan organization known as the Fighting 501st. If ever you see a group of Stormtroopers out in the world doing something ... stormtroopery ... chances are that it's members of the 501st. They're essentially a great worldwide organization of fans whose main focus is on costuming and prop recreation (particularly if it involves The Empire) for the purposes of fundraising, charities, etc.

Anyway, the founder of the 501st, a man named Albin Johnson, found out a about a year ago that his seven year old daughter was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. This sparked the formation of the Kisses for Katie organization.

Well, I'm sad to say that Katie passed away yesterday. If anyone is interested in donating to her family or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, you can do so here.

Seven is too young. It's just not right. My heartfelt condolences to all of the Johnson family.

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