[Darkwood-SCA] Fwd: personal request

Michelle Chapman-Thurber mct at warriorprincess.com
Fri May 26 15:53:15 PDT 2006

Hello fellow Darkwoodians,

I received this very interesting letter through 
the Darkwood web site.  To be honest, I was 
stumped as to how to reply, and hoped that the 
tender folk of the Barony could help ... 
could/should we organize something to help these 
folks?  It doesn't even have to be an official SCA thing...


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>From: "Matthew Houtz" <matthoutz at hotmail.com>
>To: webmaster at baronyofdarkwood.org
>Subject: personal request
>Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 02:59:24 -0400
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>Dearest Barony of Darkwood,
>I am writing to you regarding a very important personal request.
>We know of the SCA in South Carolina as they 
>were a part of our Medieval Festival.
>My husband has always been a fascinated follower 
>of the history of Medieval times,
>and we were in training to be next in line for 
>the king and queen of the festival, however

>Last summer my husband was diagnosed with 
>pancreatic cancer, and all plans changed.
>We have returned to our native homeland, here in 
>the Bay Area, to receive care at Stanford
>and be surrounded by our family and long time 
>friends. My husband has fought a valiant fight.
>He has done so well for almost a year. Alas, it 
>appears we are nearing the end of this journey

>Here is my personal request. I was wondering if 
>any of your SCA members would consider
>coming to our home to knight him. This would be 
>the greatest gift I could ever imagine for him.
>We are having a Celebration of Life for Matt on 
>Saturday June 10th here at our home in Morgan Hill.
>If there is any way that this could happen, 
>especially on this date, I would be so eternally grateful.
>You just can’t even imagine what this would mean 
>to him. It would be a real live dream come true.
>Thank you for your consideration in making this 
>very difficult time turn into a magical memory.
>Brenda Joy for Matthew Houtz
>matthoutz at hotmail.com
>(408) 465-7370
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