I received the sad news on Thursday, that one of my friends and favorite gardenbloggers had fallen gravely ill. Please keep Katie from Gardenpunk in your thoughts. Her family is providing regular updates on her online journal.. It’s hard to imagine someone so feisty, strong and young could become so sick so quickly. I was trying to make sense of this by talking to my sister, who is a doctor, her advice was that you should never underestimate the body’s ability to heal itself. I found this comforting because I know she is a strong person who is capable of amazing things. I have no doubt that she will overcome this. I just want to give a big cyber hug to Katie, her family and loved ones. Keep fighting Katie!