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Natasha

Tigard, OR

Hello Readers! I was given this plate by my best friend, whom is also my little sister. I want to dedicate this plate to my father who is currently fighting Stage 4 cancer. He was diagnosed a few years ago and is still staying strong to be with us everyday. I’ve watched him transform over the past few years to a more transparent, open and vulnerable person. He is caring, empathetic and shows compassion for his family and friends. He is constantly reminding us to live each day as if it were our last. Sending us random messages with favorite songs, movie clips or just “pick-me-up” notes. If you are receiving this message, I want to tell you to stay strong no matter your situation and try to live each day with more presence. You are loved, you are strong, you are a fighter!

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Bianca

Beaverton, OR

I received the giving plate from a very close friend of mine. I am going through one of the hardest times of my life right now and when I received this gift, it reminded me of the strong support system that I have. This hard chapter will pass and I will come out of it having stronger relationships with the people I love dearly. It also was a reminder that maybe I'm not the only person going through hard times and perhaps when I share this plate, it will bring happiness to someone else, even if it is for a moment in time. I can't wait to read about the journey of this plate. It only begins here and it will travel on and have lasting impacts on others. Cheers to you!

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Kelly

Beaverton, OR

I received this place from my old boss and friend, when my dog Dobie passed away. Dobie was a rescue dog that my husband and I had brought into our home 7.5 years ago. I grew up in a household with many dogs but Dobie was the first I could call my own. Dobie was my best friend. He was tuned in to how I was feeling and was always there for me. If I was feeling low, I could count on him putting his head on my lap for comfort. Dobie loved being outside, regardless of activity. We would lay in the backyard in the sun, hang at the local park, hike as many weekends as we could, go camping all summer and stick our feet in rivers/lakes to cool off. He was the best adventure buddy and was up for anything! I would bring him with me everywhere. Putting him down was the hardest decision I have ever made. I cried more the weeks leading up to his passing than I have in my entire life. It has now been about a month since he left us and it still hurts so much. I look for him in the house and think he will be home when I return from an outing. I know he will always be with me but I wish for one more hug, cuddle, or hike, even though one more would still never be enough. I love you, Dobie. You may not be with me physically any longer but you will always be in my heart ❤️

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Regina

Portland, OR

I was given this plate by one of my dearest friends. I received it after my uncle passed away. It was a very thoughtful gift that I will pass along someday to provide nourishment to someone that also lost a loved one. Thank you!

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Rona Petersen

Clackamas,Oregon

I received this beautiful plate from my niece shortly after I lossed my wonderful husband,Doug. I am now passing it on to my friend Kristy Williams who just lost her mother. My they both Rest In Peace. Thank you Kali for sharing this beautiful tradition. Much love, Rona

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Kali R

Manzanita, Oregon

I received this plate from my dear friend Amy as a birthday gift. We are now passing it along to our Aunt Rona who just lost her husband.

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