My sister Kara’s light went out this week after suffering with chronic health issues for the past 10 years. Throughout her battle, her hope for healing NEVER wavered. Her spirit was not diminished. She touched hundreds of people – through youth work, missions, and never ending encouragement of others, despite her own pain and struggles to even breathe. She was ever hopeful, ever optimistic, and would tell anyone who would listen that no matter what you are facing love one another, and you’ll find life to be more than good. Oh how we’ll miss her quick smile, and her unconditional love. She’s definitely my lifelong hero.