Sad News

Wednesday, January 09 2013 @ 10:16 PM EST

Contributed by: RLRescue

It is with a heavy heart that I report the following:
Per Beryl Ann:
I am so sorry to have to share with you that Karen Freund passed away this afternoon (1/9/13). She had emergency surgery on Christmas Day to repair a perforated colon… and the complications with her weak lungs and heart were just too much for her.
I would like to extend sympathy and prayers from those of us at Red Light Rescue and the Rally Rescue folks.

A Brief Story:
A number of years ago Karen sat me down with her and she explained the issues that she had with her lungs. Her point at the time was to enlighten me as to why she wanted me to take up position at certain spots in the Ojibwe Rally when she worked Net control. She wanted medical help close by if there was an issue. She also explained that the lung condition she had was one where others with the same problems had lived far shorter lives than she.

The point of sharing this is that I have always known Karen to fight for what she thought was right and a person that would not give up. I have been honored and blessed to have known her since I met her at BIR and in the Rally world. I as many others will dearly miss her. Rest in Peace Karen.

Please offer any prayers and thoughts to Katherine and Kerry during this time. Katherine does have a facebook account and that appears at this time to be where most of the comments are going.