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"Threads of Love" Donor Memorial Quilt: Quilt 1

Betsy McBride

Betsy McBride was a nurse, loving wife, and mother of four beautiful daughters. They are Lauren, age 17; Patricia, age 14; Amanda, age 10; and Jaclyn, age 8. She enjoyed watching all the girls play baseball and softball. She would often question the calls of the umpires at every game. She was an avid Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holder with her husband John and enjoyed tailgating in the parking lot prior to all home games. Betsy enjoyed candles and other had them burning in the bedroom for relaxation at the end of a long day. We had just moved into our dream house and the greatest enjoyment for Betsy was the deck off the back of the house. She was a big Billy Joel fan, owning all of his CD's and did see him twice in concert. She enjoyed our annual vacations to Ocean City, New Jersey, but never liked making sandwiches for the beach!

The piece we used for the quilt was from one of her nursing scrubs. She was a very compassionate person even when not at work. She was the neighborhood "Doctor" and often came running if one of our elderly neighbors were not feeling well. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. The greatest gift she did give was her liver to a 17 year old young man who now has a new lease on life. We are all grateful that part of her lives on.

John, Lauren, Trisha, Amanda & Jackie

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