Wendy and I worked together in the rehab department. She was a wonderful person and therapist - that smile was infectious. She was a true inspiration to everyone who knew her and will be sorely missed by all. Our prayers are with the family in their loss.
I first met Wendy when I worked with volunteers at Hope Cancer Ministries. We had a common bond right from the beginning because we both had ovarian cancer. Wendy was a very giving person,always willing to help whenever, and however she could. We have remained friends through the years, and I will miss her and her kind, gentle ways. I know I will see her again in heaven where we will never be parted again.
Wendy and I would often study together and share great fellowship in Christ, a lot of great laughs. I would often walk her back to her apartment on the UW campus to be sure she got home safely. She is very special and precious, she had a gentle, humble spirit and a great smile. I'll meet up with you some day.
Keith Fisher, fellow PT UW 1983
Tiffany and Stacie, I was so hurt to hear about your Moms passing. She was a very special woman that touched so many lives in her short life. I know cause she touched mine. The first time we talked was in the infusion room at CMC while we both were taking chemo. We developed a kinship over the last few years. I hate the fact that I could not reach her by phone the last time she called me. I have not been doing good myself and think that I was in the hospital at the time she called me. I did try to call back later but could not reach her. My heart aches for you and the family and will keep you in our prayers for God to give you comfort and strength during these difficult days ahead. Please remember that death can not take away our memories of our loved ones and I'm sure that you have many to look back on. God Bless you, Beverly Wingate
As a former classmate of Wendy's from U of W-Madison PT program, I extend our sympathy and prayers to family and friends. May God carry you through this difficult time.
Kathie Zastrow (Lucas)
My deepest sympathy to Stacy and Tiffany and the rest of the family. I was a classmate at UW-Madison and have not seen her since that time. Like others, I remember her sweet smile that welcomed and drew you to her. If we can be remembered that way, we have led a good life. I am sorry you could not have had her on earth with you longer.
I do not know you too much, Wendy. But what I remember about you should be most unforgettable in every soul that knows you.
Your persistence was always delivered with a sincere smile. No one will query your goodwill. May this lovely memory last till we meet again in heaven.
I met Wendy when she came to National Institute of Health in Maryland for cancer treatment during 2010-2012. It was a nice surprise to learn that she knew my brother-in-law while they studied at University of Wisconsin in early 1980's. We shared about how our Christian faith had become a guiding source of peace as we navigated our life challenges and exchanged words of comfort and prayer support in many occasions, which continued after she went back to North Carolina. I was deeply touched by Wendy on how she appreciated life and loved her family and friends. God has used her life and testimony to draw people closer to Him.
The bible says, "Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His godly. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord....they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”
Wendy, my sister: I look forward to seeing you again in heaven...where there is no more tears, pain, illness, death, evil, is a comfortable home, the city of joy, life paradise, eternal destiny, the Lord's temple...
Tiffany and Stacy - I am glad to have met you briefly when you accompanied Wendy to NIH. You two had spent an insurmountable effort in caring for your mother over a very long period. I am certain that Wendy knows and appreciates very much of your love and being there all the time. Your journey and faith to fight the cancer battle together has bonded the three of you very closely. It is indeed a precious journey of deep love, that has defined who you are. It reminds many of us the core priority of our life.
As a member of the University of Wisconsin PT Class of 1983, I would love to say we were blessed with her beautiful smile and gracious attitude. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May God's loving hand help heal your sorrow and touch your heart with the peace only He can give.
Tiffany and Stacie - I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a sweet woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time.
Tiffany and Stacie - I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time.
Your unfailing love for the Lord is so apparent during the last 7 yrs of your journey in life.Through pain and sufferings you always have a smile. You introduced me to church and friends when I was new in Charlotte. Now that you are in Heaven, you still are bringing people together! I had coffee with your sister Andrea yesterday night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. RIP my friend, as God is with Tiffany and Stacy. Love Ivy
Forever in our deepest memory, our fun, joys and deepest sharing.
Love in Christ, Pauline and John
My deepest condolences go to friends and family of Wendy. I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know her beautiful spirit and my heart is stricken with sadness hearing of this news. She was truly unforgettable and I consider myself lucky to have been in her presence.
To the family of Wendy Nam: I met Wendy while I was working at Hope Cancer Ministries. She was a client of ours. During her time as a client, she insisted on also being a volunteer. She wanted to send cards to those with cancer and also to pray for them. She had such a servant's heart and was an examples of a Godly woman to many. Wendy is now enjoying paradise cancer-free!
I worked with Wendy for many years. A wonderful, loving, brave and determined lady. She was so proud of her daughters. My thoughts and condolences are with you.
Friend...I will love, miss, and cherish what we shared here in life on earth...May Christ be the glory in the life you left behind here in the hearts of all who knew you!
Wendy..the dearest of friends....there are no set of words to describe her gentleness, kindness, wisdom, friendship, dedication to motherhood, or deep faith in Christ, her Lord & Savior. Wendy was just simply, an amazing woman! When I first met her, it was 1981 in Madison, WI. We were lab partners in PT college. She studied so hard, translating from English to Chinese in a class difficult enough when English was a primary language...she amazed me then. She loved her international friends and introduced me to many. She grieved the loss of her mother @ ~54 yrs of age to breast cancer while we were at Madison...but could not fly home to her mom's funeral due to Visa restrictions. I had the privilege of being one of the first to see Ms. Tiffany Nam...as a tiny newborn...instead of finishing our dinner together @ Ovens of Brittany in Madison! The walk around the zoo...and Dave's hitting the RR tracks a bit too fast...causing us to go air-born...before dinner...may have had something to do with Tiffany's early arrival!
Wendy stood up in my Oct wedding...and this will forever be a wonderful memory for me...Tiffany was 1 and Stacy was a tiny bulge that caused a few last minute dress alterations the late night before the wedding :) I'm glad Wendy didn't faint during the ceremony...though it was a close call! I am honored that she and the girls were part of my wedding!
We stayed friends through her move to Lake Charles, LA, where she showed us how well large groups of alligators loved to visit when raw chicken was provided!!! She shared Louisiana-style cooking and authentic Chinese squid meal with black bean paste with a generous hostess spirit. It was grand when she moved to Charlotte as we were able to visit her, Tiffany & Stacy to/from our time-share on Hilton Head Island...even having more fun when she & girls were able to join us...Wendy was dedicated to learning all she could from multiple CE courses to improve her knowledge & skill as a PT to better treat her patients whether at a hospital, clinic, home, or NH...she loved being a PT! I am so sorry she missed coming to our 1 and only PT reunion in Madison this past Sept...30 yrs...we all missed her! Wendy's
goal was always to see her daughters through high school..then college...and into adulthood...so they would be self-sufficient before she would have to leave this earth...she gave her body to science...with multiple experimental drugs & treatments...to see this goal happen...She loved her daughters so very very much! She cherished their violin & cello music...loved their accomplishments in getting their HS & college degrees, and seeing them spread the Word of God on mission trips and with those along the road during her cancer treatments. Wendy was so happy that God granted her this wish...of seeing her beautiful daughters become sweet sweet Christian professional young ladies... Then...a goal to see Tiffany through surgery and into recovery.. The most obvious thing of all was Wendy's true deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ...whom she lived and celebrated each day for with amazing love and honor....She loved her Bible studies and prayer partners. Wendy was dedicated to having women in prayer in her home...through thick and thin...With love, I remember Wendy...my lab partner, my bridesmaid, my inspiration to deepen my relationship with Christ...my friend! I only wish we had lived closer...that I could have visited more...that I could have helped more in some way...I am joyful that she is with our Lord...pain-free...enjoying the fruits of her faith...in Heaven...where there are streets of gold, mansions for all, apostles & disciples to learn from, Angels with which she can share her amazing voice, or play her piano/violin with...in worship, where she can visit those who passed before her..like her mom...where illnesses are no more...and where she can honor Christ face-to-face! Tears of sorrow...as Jesus wept...so do I ...I miss you already...my dear dear friend...and yet it is with joy that my heart sings knowing you are free from cancer...and the struggle. I love you and will miss you beyond expression...You can be proud of your life here on earth...as a friend, a mother, and a influential spirit in leading others to Christ. You raised 2 wonderful daughters with whom I hope to keep in contact with and share in their lives...as "Aunt Tammy"...
I miss you my friend...truly, I do already!
But our loss, is Heaven's gain.
It will be an honor to attend your memorial of a life well-lived!
Until we meet again in Heaven...
I have sweet memories of your friendship. Friends Always, Tammy
With Jesus now forever. Wendy, The Lord used you more than you would ever know. His peace goes with you Tiffany and Stacey!
Dear Wendy, sorry to hear your departure. I will always remember you were the one who helped me to settle when I first transferred to Madison for school. Through your connection, I met a few friends there also. I miss you ! Wish you have a happy journey home.
The day I met your mom the thing that I noticed most was how similar your smiles were & how warm & welcoming your mom was. So sorry for your loss Stacy, praying for you & for God's comforting arms around you now friend.
I met Wendy at Campbell University where Tiffany and my Dawn became roommates and "forever friends." Her smile was so warm and welcoming. Over the years Wendy showed us what true faith and courage were as she battled this horrible disease. Tiffany and Stacy, you and your family are in my prayers.
You always had a smile on your face.
You always found the good in all people,
always lifted everyone up.
Your generosity, and love of life, inspired all who knew you.
I remind myself of all of the fun times we shared.
I wish I could have said "Good-by."
I miss your laugh, smart remarks and most of all your love and friendship.
You were a wonderful and beautiful person.
My dear friend, Forever and Always.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
~ Chris, Hong Kong
I first met Wendy as a fellow PT at Carington Place. She was a delight. I was thrilled to cross paths with her later at Church at Charlotte, and always enjoyed seeing her there. She will be missed.
Attentive, Humble, & Friendly with all, Wendy always had an ear listening toward others and an ear listening to God. We remain in Trust, as she always did, Nick Valadez & Family
Wendy will be missed as her smile showed the love of Jesus to us all .
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Ps. 116:15
Your mom had a warm and welcoming personality. My deepest sympathy to Tiffany, Stacy and the family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Wendy trusted in God so fully even going through such great suffering. She was an example of faith and love to many and I send special love and prayers to Tiffany and Stacy whom she adored.
She was such a sweetheart. I remember when my mum met her at graduation and until this day still asks about her. So sorry for your loss. Wherever she is now is a brighter place.
Wendy was a volunteer for us here at Carolinas Rehabilitation, and she gave so much of her time to others. We appreciate all she has done for us here. She was a very sweet soul.
Volunteer Services, Carolinas Rehabilitation
When you met Wendy you immediately fell in love with her. Her smile was contagious and her strength was amazing. Wendy, you will be missed but always in my heart!
I will never forget you dear friend. God gave you more than your share of trials and you always triumphed. Your faith and courage is an inspiration to us all. We spent many days together watching our kids on the trampoline and chasing after Belle. My heart aches for not having you on this earth but know you are at peace and no longer in pain.
So very sorry for your precious loss. May memories of Wendy always bring you comfort. Please know, God is for us a refuge and strength - Psalms 46