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  • UPDATE: PATRICK'S PEOPLE: Crop/Craft for a Cause is for Nanette Holloway

  • Update: Due to a reporter’s error, this story ran with the incorrect last name

    Wednesday. The story is being re-run in its entirety today with the corrected information. The  Morning Sun regrets the error.


    Nanette Holloway knows how precious it is to preserve family memories.

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  • Update: Due to a reporter’s error, this story ran with the incorrect last name in
    Wednesday’s edition. The story is being re-run in its entirety today with the corrected information. The  Morning Sun regrets the error.
    Nanette Holloway knows how precious it is to preserve family memories.
    She became involved in scrapbooking 12 years ago while recuperating from a liver transplant. Holloway recently had a life-threatening medical emergency and friends have scheduled Crop/Craft for a Cause, a fundraising scrapbooking event to help with her expenses.
    The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene. There will be make and takes, door prizes and raffles, with meals, beverages and snacks provided. Ample table space will be available for working on scrapbooks.
    “Angie Hadley got this started,” Holloway said. “She’s got a huge heart.”
    Cost of the event Is $40 per person. Registration and payment can be given to Hadley  by Friday. Payment can also be made at the door Saturday on a first come, first served basis. Anyone needing additional information may contact Hadley at 620-249-4531.
    Holloway said that she came close to dying at the time of her transplant.
    “I’ve always had a huge drawer of pictures and always took pictures of my kids,” she said. “I knew that if I had died, those photos would stay in the drawer and those stories would never be told. I knew I had a long recovery ahead of me and started working on them. Now I’m scrapbooking my grandbabies.”
    She said that her recent emergency was an indirect result of her transplant, though her liver continues to function well.
    “I had trouble with the incision and developed four incision-site hernias over the years,” Holloway said. “I did really well after the transplant after the first year except for those pesky hernias. One would pop up about every two years.”
    The last one almost killed her. A portion of her bowel became stuck in the hernia and the condition became septic, sending infection throughout her body.
    “My platelets were low and they didn’t want to do surgery because it was so risky,” Holloway said. “But they had to  operate or I would have died. They life-flighted me to St. Louis, and with lots of prayer from my family and my extended church family, I survived.”
    She was unconscious for 10 days and awoke with little memory of what had occurred.
    “My husband said that the lights were on, but nobody was home,” Holloway said. “The fear on their faces scared me to death.”
    Through it all, her transplanted liver continued doing its job, and she’s now recovering.
    Page 2 of 2 - “I’m going to take good care of myself from now on and not lift things,” Holloway said.
    She is deeply grateful for the devotion of friends and the generosity of those helping with the event.
    Hadley also wanted to thank all the businesses and individuals helping with the event, including Tom Moody Insurance, Angelo’s Deli and market, Celebrations by Lori, Robin’s Retreat, Corner Bistro, Joe Smith, Party Supplies Unlimited, Mall Deli, Cafe del Rio, Ron’s Grocery, Papa John’s Pizza, Sonic Drive In, Carla’s Country Gardens, church members and several caring individuals.
    Holloway hopes that the event may help more people become aware of the importance of preserving their own priceless family photos and other mementos while they are still able to do so.
    “I want there to be evidence of me when I’m gone,” Holloway said. “I want to put my mark on the world.”
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