This morning a Rays fan well known on twitter as Rays Nurse K passed after a well fought battle against cancer. This is terrible news, and has completely caught me off guard.
Among Rays fans she shone among the brightest, and now she’s gone. Life as a Rays fan will be worse today than it was in days before.
My thoughts this morning are with the family of my friend @RaysNurseK, as Karen's fight with cancer came to an end this morning. Prayers are with her husband John and everyone who has been touched by her wonderful spirit. She is already missed. #KarenStrong #cancersucks #SU2C— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) July 18, 2018
There are no words. @RaysNurseK was an amazing woman. She loved life, baseball, & people so much. I knew from our first phone conversation, we’d be the best of friends. Cancer sucks. I’ll miss you so much, but I’ll see you in every rainbow❤️ . pic.twitter.com/KlcxNYj6py— Lynden Blake (@LyndenBlake) July 18, 2018
One of the brightest lights on Twitter has been sadly extinguished. Condolences for her family in this very sad time :(— JoelVerlin (@SportsShuffle) July 18, 2018
Many of us awoke to find out our friend @RaysNurseK passed away overnight. She was a beautiful caring person who made everyone she met feel better. Now we feel her loss. I wish her family & friends can find the peace she gave to so many and can move forward as she would want— Cliff Wolf (@Cliff_Wolf) July 18, 2018
I am heartbroken this morning to learn of the passing of one of the sweetest angels, @RaysNurseK. She was such a light in my life, and so many others.— Jamie Sue (@jamiesue21) July 18, 2018
No words right now...We are extremely saddened & shocked to hear of the passing of our sweet friend @RaysNurseK. She was a light amongst the darkness in this world. Your beautiful heart was incomparable...Our thoughts & prayers are with @JohnReynoldsArt & her family. pic.twitter.com/jLrsluspuT— ⚾️ Christina/Elizabeth⚾️ (@TBRaysTwins) July 18, 2018
Karen has been one of two prominent Rays twitter fans fighting the good fight against his terrible disease, the other being @RaysRallyKrewe. God bless you Scott as you soldier on, and God bless Karen’s family who is now without her in this life.
There are so many impacted by her passing, and if you were as well I encourage you to say as much. I hope her family and friends will see the tweets and be encouraged. She was a wonderful person to know in this community.
God speed Karen, your passing reminds me just how much life is short and to be appreciated. In the words of Philip Larkin, “we should be careful / Of each other, we should be kind / While there is still time.”