Karen Byrne, Suitland, MD

HUSBAND DOUG, TWO DAUGHTERS 16 AND 12, SON 5, GOING TO THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN TENNESSEE, AUGUST 7 - 12, 2016; VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT. DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER METASTASIZED TO THE BONES. SHE IS MAIN SUPPORT FOR FAMILY AND THE FINANCIAL TOLL IS A HARDSHIP. NOMINATED BY THE DECESARIS CANCER INSTITUTE AND THE REBECCA FORTNEY BREAST CENTER. SHE WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN TO THIS DREADED DISEASE. A WOMAN OF COURAGE AND SELF DETERMINATION. 


VACATIONING AT DOLLYWOOD'S DREAMMORE RESORT, TENNESSEE
Fun & Happiness in The Smoky Mountains...


aUGUST 1, 2016

Thanks so much, Sandra!  We are looking forward to this vacation.  It's been years since my family has been on vacation and we are all so excited.  You are such a blessing to us.

Karen Byrne

AUGUST 21, 2016

I can't believe I've been home a week from the most fabulous family vacation ever! We were treated like royalty at Dollywoods Dream More Resort thanks to the wonderful organization Leslie's Week. We were given tickets to Dollywood, Splash Country, Dixie Stampede and Country Tonite. We were also welcomed to our suite with a gift basket of cool Smoky Mountains stuff. Some wonderful friends bought us tickets to Ripley's Aquarium, too. I got to enjoy a spa night with a pedicure and facial and a chance to chat with the other stage 4 breast cancer ladies. The whole family went to a reception for all the Leslie's Week families that had a spread of food that looked too good to eat and didn't disappoint! A professional photographer was snapping away at the reception and spa night. We were spoiled from the minute we got there! Pigeon Forge is a place we'd love to visit again. Nothing short of perfection! Thank you Leslie's Week!


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