It is with a much sadness that I let you know that Patty passed away December 27, 2013.
The Chemo Diaries was started by Patty Kuzara, and it was her way to get through the fight, while hoping to help others fighting this HORRIBLE disease. In keeping Patty’s spirit alive, we will be moving forward with her foundation As I Live & Breathe (AILAB). Patty started AILAB to help raise money for lung cancer awareness, and to also help others financially with the ever growing medical bills associated with cancer if they did not have the means.
My family wishes to thank everyone who followed Patty’s journey and provided her support along the way. Click over to the AILAB website, and sign up to be a volunteer and/or make a donation.
Patty’s obituary published December 29, 2013 can be seen below.
KUZARA – Patricia E. (nee Woods) December 27, 2013 of Cheektowaga at age 44, beloved wife of Jason Kuzara; devoted mother of Austin, Kayla and Kaitlyn; daughter of Daniel (Sandra) Woods and the late Joan DiPirro; sister of Kathy (Timothy) Hilton, Daniel Woods, Timothy Woods, Michael VanWie and Tammy Woods-Johnson; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday from 4-8 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Rd. (between Borden and Union Rds.), Cheektowaga. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday 10 AM at Resurrection Life Fellowship, 2145 Old Union Rd. Flowers gratefully declined. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
Published in the Buffalo News from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013
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