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Gunn sisters juggle academics with life at the VA

Original post made on Mar 5, 2012

When Amber and Julie Jacobson tell classmates at Gunn High School they live down the street at the VA Hospital, they're astounded that some say they've never heard of it. Since last August, the Jacobson sisters have been living with their mother, Amy Jacobson, in Fisher House, an onsite residence for families of patients at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System.

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Posted by Local Gurl
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Sgt. Jacobson: Thank you for your service to our country and my best to you and your lovely family. May there be much more progress to come in your recovery!

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Posted by Sister Helene, CSJ
a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Hang in there! You are of "use" just by being and struggling through all of the hard stuff. And, in some mysterious way, you are a gift to your family. Know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sister Theresa keeps us posted now & then.

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Posted by S Mary Agnes
a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

You continue to be in our prayers as is your family. You have come so far. We wait for the updates from S Theresa and know we'll hear of more progress. God bless,

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Posted by Theresa Kvale
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Marty, Amy, Amber and Julie,

What a wonderful article and I need to thank Krista for finding it and sending it to us. I have kept the Sisters updated and they are all with you in prayer and admiration.

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Posted by Pamela Flaherty, CSJ
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you progress
Through this new challenge life has given you!
I admire your courage and positive attitude.
--dealing with each day and what new things you will learn.
You will be amazed how your response will give courage and hope to others who meet you or hear your story. Theresa keeps us informed of your journey. Keep hope in your heart!!

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Posted by Sister Joann Heinritz
a resident of another community
on Mar 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Hi, Marty and family,
I really appreciated reading your story---especially because Sister Theresa keeps us updated about you. I was inspired to hear how you are all working together--and supporting each other!
Know that my prayers and healing energy is coming to you from Berkeley!
Sister Joann

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