Dear Gene and family of Laura -
We never realized that Laura had received the Blake Kuller Indomitable Spirit Award from MAW. Blake was our son, and reading about Laura touched my heart. I see that it has been just over a year since she passed. I'm sure Blake greeted her when she got to heaven! She sounds like a wonderful young lady. I'm sure you're very proud of her.
Sincerely, Allison Kuller
Can't believe it's been a year already. Thinking of you all the time.
I wished you a happy birthday but forgot to put my name; I know you knew who it was from, though!
Love, Aunt Kathy
Happy Birthday! I know you're having the best party ever for your 21st birthday!
As I read all the posts about Katelyn Norman, a girl in our area who fought as hard as you, I know you are celebrating with her tonight in the best place ever! Your daddy and the rest of us miss that beautiful smile and know you are pain free and healthy once again. One of my favorite memories is when you kids were fishing at Kay's, and James kissed a fish! You and Clint thought that was so funny! Thinking of you...
I miss you and think of you often.. You were such an amazing person. <3
Laura, you brought so much fun and light to our family. That wonderful smile was turned on even through all your struggle. You're my hero! And we all miss you incredibly but know you are in a better place still smiling at us.
Love, Aunt Kay
Merry Christmas, Laura! I miss spoiling you this year and hearing all of your latest stories over some mellow mushroom pizza like last year. I miss the excitement in your voice over little things and getting to see you smile or laugh about something. It was such a cute little laugh. I know you are living the REAL life now and we'll get to hang out again one day. You are loved here and missed! Sending hugs to heaven... <3
Merry Christmas sweetheart. Hope you're getting a lot of presents from Jesus! Must be pretty cool. See you again someday. Daddy
We will forever let the sun shine on in your memory Laura! You were a better person than anyone I've ever known and you will always be in my heart. <3
There is a new bright star in the evening sky shining down upon us all. Sincere condolences to the family and all those that loved this child.
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
Laura was one of the most amazing people I knew, I am happy to have had the chance to get to know her. I will always remember you. Rest in Peace.
Sonya, I think about you and your family everyday. Laura fought hard and was an inspiration to all of us. She is now in a beautiful place - no pain no tears and you will see her again in heaven where there is a place prepared for all of us. Love and prayers to you and your family.
Dear Gene and Barbara and families,
Rob and I were blessed to meet Laura a couple of years ago. We found her to be a beautiful young woman with big goals in mind. She certainly left her mark on this earth. Our hope is her legacy will be finding a cure for this awful disease. Frances Frey
I just found out today - I am so sorry. From what I read, she sounds like a magnificient young woman.
Michael Redd, KSU Asst. Registrar
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. I was so very impressed with the impact Laura made on those around her.
She was an inspiration to so many, including me. You are in my prayers.
I had the pleasure of meeting Laura on the Beads of Courage media tour. She was a star. She radiated joy wherever she went and I feel lucky to have been able to spend some time with her.
Gene and family,
So sorry for your loss, she is in a better place now and without pain, we pray that you can get through this loss with God's grace.
Love to all.
Hershell & Beverly
There is so much to be said about this amazing person. She has impacted my life in ways that no one else ever has and I will miss hearing her words of wisdom. I will miss her when we have Christmas parties. And most importantly, I will miss her when I am at camp. We had planned to be counselors together and to give young, new cancer kids the same, wonderful experience that we both had attending Camp Sunshine. I cannot imagine life without this sweet girl, even though we've only known each other for so long-she took a piece of my heart that I will never get back. The beauty of Laura's soul was a joy to witness and she is one of the reasons I am glad I have experienced cancer; because if I never did, I would never have met her. My prayers go out to her wonderful family, I pray that the Lord helps you all to heal and I pray that Laura's joy will fill you all as it does to me. God Bless Laura Stewart.
Laura will always be one of those people you consider yourself truly blessed to have known. Heaven surely welcomed you with trumpets!
You have been such an incredible friend and an inspiration to me. I know that you have touched thousands, and I am so grateful that I was able to have a special relationship with you. You have always been so positive, loyal, and full of faith. I know that you had your bad days, too, but even then your smile and insurmountable faith were enough to light up any room and encourage others.
I miss you so much, Laura. My biggest regret is that I didn't get to say goodbye. I am so blessed that God brought you into my life at Camp Sunshine five years ago, and I am heartbroken that He has had to take you away from me now. I know though, that you are now happy, healthy, and at peace.
Thanks for shining your light, Laura. Thanks for being such a perfect friend. I only hope that I was as good a friend to you. Never stop smiling up there! We'll continue to fight down here.
Forever let the sun shine on,
Your Roomie :)
Gene,so sorry about your loss
Your cousin Kenny
What a tremendous light you spread in a very short time. We are all better for having had you in our lives. Looking forward to seeing you again in your new and perfect heavenly body.
I will always remember your smile. I remember even when I would see you at the hospital, you would have a radiant smile. I know you are healthy and making the heavens even brighter.
You have been such an incredible friend and inspiration to me. Your confidence and insurmountable faith will never be forgotten. I know you had your bad days, too, but even on those days your faith and your beauty were enough to light up a room and encourage everybody in it.
I am so thankful that I had the blessing of your friendship. I can't imagine a more loyal and awesome person to be roommates with :) God put you in my life at Camp Sunshine five years ago, and I'm heartbroken that He has had to take you away now, but I know in my head that your perfect smile is lighting up Heaven right now. You are happy and healthy and free of pain. Unfortunately, my heart is still having a hard time coping with that.
I miss you, Laura. I wish I could have said goodbye. I only hope that I was as good of a friend to you as you were to me, and I pray that your family finds the peace that I am struggling to find.
Forever let the sun shine on,
I was so honored to have met you Laura. I remember the day I met you...we repainted and decorated your room for your Make A Wish. You were so appreciative..I instantly felt a connection with you. Now, you can run and dance in heaven. Much love to your family.