A Letter from Duncan Ogg, Ivy's Husband
Courtney, Matthew & I want to express our deepest thanks for your prayers, concerns, expressions of sympathy, and your overwhelming contributions to The Ivy Fund. As a brief format, let me say that it is our hope to build a nation wide, and someday global network from Ivy's spirit. Her story is not unique but the way she lived through her ordeal of the diagnosis, the numerous treatments, the realization of impending death, and the family tensions created by each of these, is certainly unique and quite remarkable. We are well on our way to creating this platform from which we hope will spring a wealth of information as to earlier diagnosis, coping with family pressures, saying goodbye to loved ones and feeling at peace with one's self. Ivy's wish was to share with each of you and anyone who was interested in this source of information, which we are developing in hopes that our pain could be lessened. She was a communicator and what better way then through the new age of electronic media. (For those of you, like myself, who aren't in this new age yet, we hope to provide a newsletter with much of the same content.) A tax-exempt trust has been established, a web site is being designed and we are gleaning other remarkable stories to share with you. Again let me express our most sincere gratitude for touching our lives, as I know Ivy did with yours.
With warmest regards,
Courtney Ogg-Mancuso, Matthew & Duncan Ogg
Stories from Ivy and her family