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The Rays online community will miss “Nurse Karen”

Thoughts and prayers for a prominent Rays fan who has passed away from cancer.

MLB: Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.”