Letter Of Deepest Sympathy To Harris Family

(09/17/2004)

Dear Editor,

I, like everyone else know the Harris Family. I lived in Calhoun County and have since moved to Parkersburg. My two daughters, Tanya and Christina, knew Kacy very well. Tanya and Kacy recently graduated high school this past June.

I felt very proud of those two kids as they walked on that stage. Both have fought long and hard to get to that point. I was overwhelmed with pride.

My two daughters throughout their life have spent time in the area hospitals with Kacy, and recently my youngest daughter was a patient in St. Joesph Hospital. Kacy was admitted there as well.

I got to visit with her for about an hour and we talked and laughed and she filled me in on all the happenings in Calhoun. She was a very bright and beautiful girl.

She told me about her transplant fund raiser and her boyfriend and she complained about the shots that they was giving her (they recently told her she was a diabetic) and with me having two diabetic daughters she asked me questions about Tanya and Christina.

My sister-in-law called me to tell me about Kacy going back to the hospital in Morgantown and she told me it didn't look good. I prayed for her and then I saw that her brave fight was over.

This being only 50 miles away tore me up, and I know that the whole county felt the blow of her passing. I am truly speechless and stunned and my heart goes out to Bernard and Kathy and the rest of the family.

I can only say this -- she, (Kacy) was truly an angel sent from above and if everyone had the fight in them that she did, then just imagine what we can accomplish in life.

My life was blessed by knowing her. She touched a lot of lives.

To Kacy's family I am praying for you and I am here if you should need anything.

Kimberly Godfrey
Parkersburg, WV 26101