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I'm sure going to miss you Dad.
Saturday, March 02, 2013      11 comments

(My Eulogy to my Dad) Marla Firm Costello My name is Marla & I am one of Bruce's daughters. You will all remember him in your own way but this is a glimpse of who he was to me. He simply was a good man! The relationship that he shared ... Read more
RIP Dave Davis
Friday, January 13, 2012      7 comments

A good friend of mine passed away this morning. Dave Davis. He used to work on my sister Flo's crew at the Power Plant. I've known him & his wife for years. Very good people. Don't know his cause of death. He was my sister Flo's age... 68.... Read more
RIP Mr. Booth
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

My friend and fellow renal patient Perry Booth passed away Sunday night. He was a very kind man. Very gentle. Never complaining. Soft spoken. His Daughter Pam would wheel him up every day around 6:05 and we'd sit & talk. I'd kid him ... Read more
RIP Manny
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      7 comments

Today I found out a very good friend - fellow renal patient passed away. His name was Manuel Salazar.... "Manny" for short. He was only 77. He'd come into the unit everyday and say good evening to me! I'd say good afternoon! (Even tho... Read more
Christmas Memories Growing Up in my Family.
Friday, December 03, 2010      8 comments

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Community Star
Sunday, October 24, 2010      9 comments

Here is the write up in our local newspaper about me winning the Community Star Honor. I have no way to print the pictures though. Marla Costello Health issues haven't slowed her down Marla Costello said she doesn't consider herself... Read more
Yet another Patient passed away
Monday, October 18, 2010      6 comments

Hi folks. I just read the newspaper online. I saw where another renal patient passed away. I was afraid this was going to happen to her though. Her name was Ada Kinney. She was only 67 years old. She was one of the first three they'd c... Read more
Helping Marla
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      8 comments

This was the newspaper article that appeared in our local paper the day before my benefit dinner. There was no link to share so I thought I'd type it out so you all could read it. There were two different articles so I'll put them both here. ... Read more
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      5 comments

This is an invitation to join me & my family for a Benefit Dinner held on my behalf to help me with expenses for my future kidney transplant. Thank you! The following picture is me BEFORE I went into Renal Failure. ... Read more
Aunt Wanda passed away today
Monday, September 06, 2010      13 comments

Got the call in the early hours of ... Read more
We Lost Another Renal Patient Today
Thursday, August 05, 2010      12 comments

Today was another sad day in the Renal Unit. Bill Stock, a fellow patient, passed away in Pittsburgh's Shadyside Hospital. As you'll recall, I traded my Mon. Wed. & Fri. days with another patient so I could go Tues. Thurs. & Sat. Bill w... Read more
Our New Pastor & His Family
Sunday, July 18, 2010      9 comments

I've written this on a couple of my team pages to get your opinion... thought I'd blog it to reach others out there. I wouldn't talk about this if it wasn't bothering me... as with anything that bothers me a lot I feel better getting it out in ... Read more
Jesus is Calling!
Sunday, June 06, 2010      8 comments

Next Sunday my hubby Kevin will stand behind the Pulpit and preach to the Congregation. He is a Lay Leader and our Pastor, who is retiring, has the week off. Kevin... Read more
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      7 comments

Remember me telling you about Chuck Stock, my fellow renal patient who passed away last week? Well, yesterday they found his 25 yr. old niece Ashley Richards dead in her car at Walmart. No clue what happened. Today, his Uncle, Orville Hup... Read more
My Friend Chuck Stock RIP
Friday, April 30, 2010      10 comments

As I sit here & try to type this blog the tears are falling down my face. Lost another good friend & fellow renal patient Chuck Stock. He was only 58. His Mom is 94 and still living in the same house that he grew up in. She went to sch... Read more

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