The “We Heart You” Project

The “We Heart You” Project

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Our friend Krysten of DarwinianFail.com is having surgery on February 1 to “fix her heart.” I’m not going to go into great detail about her surgery because I would do a horrible job of explaining it. If you are so inclined, you can read about the “surgery 411″ here, but essentially they need to go in and make some tweeks to her robot heart. She is no stranger to surgery, but I wanted to send some positive energy and love her way

…and I brought some friends with me.

Sending you positive energy and speedy recovery vibes. We want you 100% healthy.

I’ll work on making a heart with my hands before Toronto. I know this isn’t how you wanted to start the year, but 100% is where you want to be and Penelope just needs a little tune up to match your energy and spirit. Cheers.
PavementRunner.com

Dearest Krysten, You're the bravest, and most caring person I know — my thoughts are with you during this (temporarily) hard time!Sarah, mymostlyhealthylife.com

Dearest Krysten, You’re the bravest, and most caring person I know
— my thoughts are with you during this (temporarily) hard time!
Sarah, mymostlyhealthylife.com

Krysten, you know you're my hero. Rest up and you'll be back in no time.Robyn, robynbaldwin.com

Krysten, you know you’re my hero. Rest up and you’ll be back in no time.
Robyn, robynbaldwin.com

Get well soon, so you can run, but mostly so I can kill you at Cranium ;)Morgan, lifeafterbagels.com

Get well soon, so you can run, but mostly so I can kill you at Cranium ;)
Morgan, lifeafterbagels.com

Krysten, I love you so much and am here for you whenever you need me. To make you laugh, to beat M and R at cranium or simply as your davids tea bitch LOL I love you!! XoxoJess, trulyjess.com

Krysten, I love you so much and am here for you whenever you need me. To make you laugh,
to beat M and R at cranium or simply as your davids tea bitch LOL I love you!! Xoxo
Jess, trulyjess.com

Kristen, sending lots of love and thoughts your way! Looking forward to doing Power Movement with you in March. xoMichelle, pushpumpprogress.com

Kristen, sending lots of love and thoughts your way! Looking forward to doing Power Movement with you in March. xo
Michelle, pushpumpprogress.com

Wishing you a speedy recovery Krysten! Sending lots of love and healing energies your way! (and a #FUFACE) :) Kierston (and SuperFit), candyfit.net

Wishing you a speedy recovery Krysten! Sending lots of love and healing energies your way! (and a #FUFACE) :)
Kierston (and SuperFit), candyfit.net

Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!! Love you! xoxoMichelle, nycrunningmama.com

Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!! Love you! xoxo
Michelle, nycrunningmama.com

We heart you, DarwinianFail!@laurenfleshman and @drlesko #oiselleteam

We heart you, DarwinianFail!
Lauren Fleshman, @laurenfleshman and Sarah Lesko, @drlesko  — #oiselleteam

Sending all my love and positive mojo to you my dear. Kimberly Ho, kimmyberla.blogspot.com

Sending all my love and positive mojo to you my dear.
Kimberly Ho, kimmyberla.blogspot.com

YOU Inspire me everyday.Alan, sweatingUntilHappy.com

YOU Inspire me everyday.
Alan, SweatingUntilHappy.com

Go kick Darwin's evolutionary butt!!Steph, FitMominTraining.com

Go kick Darwin’s evolutionary butt!!
Steph, FitMomInTraining.com

Princess Tiana and I sending you Lots of Love and Courage from the Happiest Place on Earth! Christine, oatmealinmybowl.com

Princess Tiana and I sending you Lots of Love and Courage from the Happiest Place on Earth!
Christine, oatmealinmybowl.com

Lots of love, hugs, and prayers for you during this time! And cheers to a speedy recovery friend. YOU ARE BEAUTIFULLY STRONG!LC, cottercrunch.com

Lots of love, hugs, and prayers for you during this time! And cheers to a speedy recovery friend.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFULLY STRONG!
LC, cottercrunch.com

Love and many, many prayers xoCarla, mizfitonline.com

Love and many, many prayers xo
Carla, mizfitonline.com

Thinking about you! Hoping you have a speedy recovery! Danielle, Itsaharleyyylife.com

Thinking about you! Hoping you have a speedy recovery!
Danielle, Itsaharleyyylife.com

Get yourself and those bangs well soon — from me and my formerly banged self! Caitlin of CaitPlusAte.com

Get yourself and those bangs well soon — from me and my formerly banged self!
Caitlin, CaitPlusAte.com

Praying for a fast recovery and a healthy and happy 2013!Bonnie Pfiester, PFITblog.com

Praying for a fast recovery and a healthy and happy 2013!
Bonnie Pfiester, PFITblog.com

Sending lots of positive FitFluential vibes your way!Angela, Eat-Spin-Run-Repeat.com

Sending lots of positive FitFluential vibes your way!
Angela, Eat-Spin-Run-Repeat.com

While getting surgery is definitely no fun, just think about all the people who will be at your beckon call for the next few weeks — there is always a silver lining! :)GiGi, GiGiEatsCelebrities.com

While getting surgery is definitely no fun, just think about all the people who will be at your beckon call for the next few weeks — there is always a silver lining! :)
GiGi, GiGiEatsCelebrities.com

Sending prayers your way and wishing you a fast recovery!!Brittany, gothextramileblog.com

Sending prayers your way and wishing you a fast recovery!!
Brittany, gothextramileblog.com

You continue to inspire and amaze me. You are the true definition of beauty through and through.Abby, backatsquarezero.com

You continue to inspire and amaze me. You are the true definition of beauty through and through.
Abby, backatsquarezero.com

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Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Danielle, FoodosaurusRex.com

Just a word of cheer and sincere wishes for a speedy recovery!Mindy, RoadRunnerGirl.com

Just a word of cheer and sincere wishes for a speedy recovery!
Mindy, RoadRunnerGirl.com

Wishing your loving heart a very speedy recovery.Erica, lifeasarunningmom.blogspot.com

Wishing your loving heart a very speedy recovery.
Erica, lifeasarunningmom.blogspot.com

From my heart to yours, sending positive, healing thoughts and energy your way!Angela, HappyFitMama.com

From my heart to yours, sending positive, healing thoughts and energy your way!
Angela, HappyFitMama.com

Let's get this tune-up underway so that you are back out on the streets asap! Amanda, misszippy1.com

Let’s get this tune-up underway so that you are back out on the streets asap!
Amanda, misszippy1.com

Sending you lots of love and wishing you a speedy recovery.Carlyn, Justkeepsweating.com

Sending you lots of love and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Carlyn, JustKeepSweating.com

Robo-heart love to my favoritest fighter around!~ Krissy M. Murphy, Shiawaselife

Robo-heart love to my favoritest fighter around!
~ Krissy M. Murphy, Shiawaselife

Krysten, sending you lots of love.Lindsay, itzlinz.com

Krysten, sending you lots of love.
Lindsay, itzlinz.com

You are strong, Krysten! My thoughts and prayers are with you for a quick recovery!Laura, mommyrunfast.com

You are strong, Krysten! My thoughts and prayers are with you for a quick recovery!
Laura, mommyrunfast.com

Sending you warm thoughts and happy hearts.Katie, katieheddleston.com

Sending you warm thoughts and happy hearts.
Katie, katieheddleston.com

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Sending hugs and lots of love. Get well soon Krysten! xoxo
Chivon John, chivonjohn.com

Much love and a very quick recovery coming at you!Mary, foodandfunontherun.com

Much love and a very quick recovery coming at you!
Mary, foodandfunontherun.com

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To my favorite DarwinianFail.
Janine, the-purple-giraffe.com

Thinking of you and wishing you the best recovery possible.MCM Mama, mcmmamaruns.com

Thinking of you and wishing you the best recovery possible.
MCM Mama, mcmmamaruns.com

Praying for a speedy recovery!Fancy Nancy, littlefancynancy.blogspot.com

Praying for a speedy recovery!
Fancy Nancy, littlefancynancy.blogspot.com

My heart and thoughts are with you and wishing you a speedy recovery! Christine, lovelifesurf.com

My heart and thoughts are with you and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Christine, lovelifesurf.com

We heart you Krysten!
Sheena, sheenabean13.wordpress.com

Krysten - our hearts are with you. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Carrie, familyfitnessfood.com

Krysten — our hearts are with you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Carrie, familyfitnessfood.com

From one shining heart to another! All the best for your upcoming surgery!Tamara, fitknitchick.com

From one shining heart to another! All the best for your upcoming surgery!
Tamara, fitknitchick.com

The Wright family is praying for you!!   And making super cute hearts!Lindsay Wright - lindsayslist.co

The Wright family is praying for you!! And making super cute hearts!
Lindsay Wright, lindsayslist.co

Love you Krysten!! Nothing but positive vibes for a speedy recovery so we can get you back logging miles! ;) You're one of the strongest women I know. xoxoxoCharlotte, WildThingsRUNFree.com

Love you Krysten!! Nothing but positive vibes for a speedy recovery so we can
get you back logging miles! ;) You’re one of the strongest women I know. xoxoxo
Charlotte, WildThingsRUNFree.com

Krysten you are a kick-ass person who will come through this like a champ - most of all Be Strong, Stay Positive and Keep Smiling and Great things can (will) happen!Harold, aveteranrunnah.com

Krysten you are a kick-ass person who will come through this like a champ – most of all
Be Strong, Stay Positive and Keep Smiling and Great things can (will) happen!
Harold, aveteranrunnah.com

From my heart to yours..sending love and good vibes.Katie, momslittlerunningbuddy.com

From my heart to yours..sending love and good vibes.
Katie, momslittlerunningbuddy.com

Sending love and positive energy.Heidi, BananaBuzzbomb.com

Sending love and positive energy.
Heidi, BananaBuzzbomb.com

Praying for you to get better and get back to those amazing running goals.Alex, addicted2running.com

Praying for you to get better and get back to those amazing running goals.
Alex, addicted2running.com

Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts for a speedy recovery!Phaedra, blistersandblacktoenails.blogspot.ca

Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts for a speedy recovery!
Phaedra, blistersandblacktoenails.blogspot.ca

All my workout vibes will be used to send you a speedy/healthy recovery my amazing blogger friend!Jody, truth2beingfit.com

All my workout vibes will be used to send you a speedy/healthy recovery my amazing blogger friend!
Jody, truth2beingfit.com

Praying for a smooth surgery and quick recovery!!Heather, betterwithveggies.com

Praying for a smooth surgery and quick recovery!!
Heather, betterwithveggies.com

Thank you so much for including me in this amazing gesture of kindness, I am so moved by how thoughtful and kind you are, she is so fortunate to have you as a friend. xoxo Let me know if you want me to make any changes.Lisa, RunWiki.org

Penelope Lion Heart, Sending you an army of angels to heal and protect. xoxo.
Lisa, RunWiki.org

Wishing you a speedy recovery.Madeline & Emmie, FoodFitnessandFamilyBlog.com

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Madeline & Emmie, FoodFitnessandFamilyBlog.com

Keep that beautiful smile on bright and every thing else will follow! xoxoBeka, rebeccaroams.com

Keep that beautiful smile on bright and every thing else will follow! xoxo
Beka, rebeccaroams.com

You are in our hearts.Franklin, iBodyFit.com

You are in our hearts.
Franklin, iBodyFit.com

My heart to you — you're one amazing young woman.Heather, wheres-the-beach.blogspot.com

My heart to you — you’re one amazing young woman.
Heather, wheres-the-beach.blogspot.com

Sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery and lots of healing vibes.Elle, eatrunsail

Sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery and lots of healing vibes.
Elle, eatrunsail.blogspot.com

Hoping you recover quick!!! Sending my prayers your way!! xoxoToni,runninglovingliving.com

Hoping you recover quick!!! Sending my prayers your way!! xoxo
Toni, runninglovingliving.com

Sending you vibes of health, love and spirit!Ericka, SweetLifeEricka.com

Sending you vibes of health, love and spirit!
Ericka, SweetLifeEricka.com

Looking forward to the day where we can make a Neo Cell Collagen Protein Shake together! Jill, jillhanner.com

Looking forward to the day where we can make a Neo Cell Collagen Protein Shake together!
Jill, jillhanner.com

Sending lots of love, support, and hope for Penelope to stay put!Meg, runfitkin.com

Sending lots of love, support, and hope for Penelope to stay put!
Meg, runfitkin.com

Happy prayers for a quick recovery so that you can get back into the game, girl! xoxo,Kat, sneakersandfingerpaints.com

Happy prayers for a quick recovery so that you can get back into the game, girl! xoxo,
Kat, sneakersandfingerpaints.com

Krysten: sending you lots of love and positive thoughts. Thinking of you! Love,Nicole, makinggoodchoicesblog.com

Krysten: sending you lots of love and positive thoughts. Thinking of you! Love,
Nicole, makinggoodchoicesblog.com

Showing my Canadian and American love over my heart for Krysten! Margo, brooklynfitchick

Showing my Canadian and American love over my heart for Krysten!
Margo, brooklynfitchick

Wishing you (and Penelope!) love and wishes for a quick recovery! Can't wait to see you pounding pavement again! xoxoMelissa, liveloveandrun.com

Wishing you (and Penelope!) love and wishes for a quick recovery!
Can’t wait to see you pounding pavement again! xoxo
Melissa, liveloveandrun.com

All of our hearts are with you!Kelly, laughterstrengthfood.com

All of our hearts are with you!
Kelly, laughterstrengthfood.com

Krysten — Praying for you during this time and want you to know how many of us are in your corner! We love you. Bonnie, bonnielangfitness.com

Krysten — Praying for you during this time and want you to know how
many of us are in your corner! We love you.
Bonnie, bonnielangfitness.com

You already know you are my absolute favorite bionic badass and I can't wait to see you & your new ticker crush that sub-5!!!Melissa, melissarunningit.com

You already know you are my absolute favorite bionic badass
and I can’t wait to see you & your new ticker crush that sub-5!!!
Melissa, melissarunningit.com

Melissa, from the photo above this one, also got a group of finishers from the Carlsbad Half Marathon to join in...

Melissa, from the photo above this one, also got a group of finishers from the Carlsbad Half Marathon to join in…

Your spirit shines, our hearts soar.Love,Justin, Bex, Winona, Calvin, Jack & Baby Summer, bexlife.com

Your spirit shines, our hearts soar. Love,
Justin, Bex, Winona, Calvin, Jack & Baby Summer, bexlife.com
Note: Calvin would also like to add that he operated the flashlight and thought of the concept of the light-drawing.

 

Thank you:

to everyone that submitted a photo to be a part of this very special post. There were a lot of messages, thank you for understanding.

I apologize:

to those that I missed. I know there will be some people that really want to be a part of this. It was not intentional, please forgive me. I did my best to reach out to as many people as possible.

If you would like to add a photo:

Please post it to Twitter or Instagram using the hash #WeHeartYouKrysten

Krysten:

As you can see, there are plenty of people sending their “hearts” out to you. Wishing you nothing but the best.

Ways to connect with Krysten:

Blog: darwinianfail.com
Twitter: @darwinianfail
Instagram: darwinianfail
Facebook: Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail

Also, check out her latest post to find out how you can watch her on TV!

 

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73 Comments

  1. All the best to Krysten! I must say, you did an amazing job gathering this — how thoughtful and sweet!

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  2. That came out awesome!! So much love!!

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  3. Awwww! I teared up reading/looking at all the wonderful pics and messages. Best of luck to Krysten!

    And awesome job Brian!

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  4. There is so much love in the blogging community it is incredible. Thank you for doing this Brian! Krysten I’m so sorry I’m super lame and didn’t get a picture sent in in time but I am sending so much love your way!!

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  5. We love you, Krysten!! (Thanks, Brian – this turned out awesome!!) xoxo

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  6. This post made me cry! We heart you Krysten xoxoxo !!

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  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Krysten! Much love from Savannah, GA :) xoxo

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  8. This is SO amazing! Thanks for coordinating this amazing project! We heart you Krysten!

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  9. I am so glad you put this together Brian! I absolutely teared up scrolling through. <3 ya Krysten!

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  10. does your wife know what a keeper she landed? this was a great thing to put together!! we SO DEFINITELY HEART YOU KRYSTEN

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    • It’s funny you wrote that. I said something similar at our wedding…

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  11. now I AM SO SO SO CHOKED UP.

    <3

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  12. Thank you B for putting together such a beautiful montage for such a beautiful person. Em and I were honored to be included :)

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  13. I don’t even know what to say. I am officially overwhelmed and in tears. This post is beyond amazing. Thank you! You guys have literally made my week.

    Brian…I have no words…just thank you!

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    • We love you Krysten!!!! Xoxoxo

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    • We were all happy to do it! (and thanks to Brian for organizing it) :) Thinking of you and praying for you all week!

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    • Nothing but the biggest & best hearts for you!!! You are SOOOOO loved and maybe it’ll rub off & Penelope will play nicer from now on. xoxo

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    • You’re such an amazing and positively inspirational person who deserves this K! Brian, you did an AMAZING job on this too – bravo! xoxo

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  14. This is amazing! So thoughtful!

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  15. Add one more name to the list that’s thinking of you, Krysten. Hugs!!!!

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  16. I love how this came together! Brian thank you for making this possible and Krysten you are an incredible person. You totally deserve this! xoxo

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  17. Love love love this….. I love when we all pull together!

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  18. We love you Krysten! Brian – you are awesome, this is HUGE!! What an amazing group of people and show of support.

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  19. So beautiful. Love you Krysten!

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  20. You guys are amazing! I hope your friend has a speedy recovery!

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  21. Wow, wow, wow. What a fantastic and powerful post. Way to organize it all, Brian!

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  22. this is why we BLOG! LOOOVE!

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  23. THANK YOU so much for doing this!!!!! The blog world is amazing!

    Krysten – we are all with you & sending lots of love!

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  24. This is beautiful Brian! I love you Krysten and I wish you the best in your upcoming surgery!

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  25. Seriously amazing – great job on this, you guys!

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  26. Thank you so much for putting this together for K!

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  27. so beautiful. thank you for having my insane clan be a part of it. we love you, Krysten!!!

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  28. So much love and positivity for an amazing woman and blog friend. Brian you’re the best for organizing this and giving us a great way to show our love to Krysten. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy week.

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  29. LOVE this!!!!!! Thank you x 1000000 for putting this together for our beautiful friend!!!!!!

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  30. You’re such a gem for putting this together! WE LOVE YOU GIRL!

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  31. Love this!!!!!! What a super swet idea, for a super sweet lady. Love her!

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  32. This brought me to tears! All the outpouring of support is #MostExcellent! I want to follow you all and was glad to see so many familiar faces in the photos. I want to add mine too but have to find someone to take it. Wish I could have been part of the first post but I missed that. Krysten was one of my 1st fitness Tweeps, years ago! Love her & her determination & courage! Always such an inspiring person! You go, Krysten! Thanks to all who shared photos & posted! What a great community! Peace! :)

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    • Thanks Jeff. You can always post it and add the hash #weheartyoukrysten — there is a good stream on twitter and instagram

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  33. You’ve got me all teary now, and I am NOT the crying type!!! Awesome job on this Brian – so happy to contribute!

    Krysten: you are amazing! You can do this! :)

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  34. this is amazing, great job everyone and Krysten, clearly we are all with you & love you!

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  35. What a perfect way to show Krysten how many people care for her! I’ll get a pic up and tweeted w/the hashtag soon!!!

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  36. Love you Krysten! xoxoxo and Brian for organizing this, you’re an amazing friend!

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  37. I’m gonna have to agree with Charlotte, the Mrs & First Lady definitely have a keeper :)

    What a great post to be part of, thank you for doing this!!

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  38. What an incredible post.
    Awesome.

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  39. GREAT POST!!! My heart is with her for sure!!! You’re ever so thoughtful and I’m sure the love will pour in throughout her surgery!!!

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  40. Oh what a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL post!!! I am all teary-eyed! Krysten, you are an AMAZING woman, and my prayers are with you for this Friday, as well as in your recovery. xoxo

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  41. Such an absolutely amazing outpouring of love and good wishes for you, Krysten!

    I loved reading this post and seeing all of the messages and smiling faces.

    I am thankful to be part of it.

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  42. Wow, this is amazing!! Get well soon Krysten…

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  43. OMG so much love!!! I couldn’t for the life of me make a heart with my hands for like an hour – and then I googled how to do it – AHHH HA HA HA HA!!!

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  44. Awwww. What a sweetheart you are! Krysten is really an inspiration and she deserves lots of love and support. Thanks for this post, it’s a great feel good.

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  45. This is beautiful Brian. So so touching. So sorry I wasn’t able to send a pic in time — but you’ve more than done Krysten justice with this post. just awesome.

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  46. What an awesome tribute to a beautiful & strong woman!

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  47. Amazing!!!! Love this! And Love to Krysten!

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  48. Love this Brian thank you so much for putting it together.
    Krysten you continue to astound, amaze, and inspire. You will comebetter and dominate that next race.

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  49. This post is amazing! Thank you so much for gathering these up and putting it together!! We heart your Krysten!

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  50. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I am going to upload a picture right now!!

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