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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


Survivor Stories / Tributes

Marlene Kosakowski

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To Those Whom I Love And Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that I have had so many years
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I thankyou for the love each have shown
But now it is time I travelled on alone
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories in your heart
I will not be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear
Then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and a Welcome Home

Personal Description:

Marlene Kosakowski was more than just my aunt, she was my second mother, my hero, and now my guardian angel. She was the strongest, most caring person I will ever know. After being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer four years ago, she decided to fight it with everything she had, and she did until the end. I will love her forever and will continue to pray for her, to ensure that she is loved as much in death as she was in life.

Last updated on: 07/26/2009


YMMD with that asewnr! TX

Sparky Sparky – 06/02/2011

Betty and I send our most sincere sythimpaes to Bob and family. We are in Milwaukee and got the phone call Thursday.Marlene was something very special and a dream to work with. I had the pleaure of working with her in Winter Haven, in Bartow, and in Tallahassee. Gone but never forgotten. I could not even begin to note the issues on which she made a difference. Because of this you always wanted Marlene on your side of any issue. Winter Haven may not realize the extent of their loss. The candlelight ceremony is a fitting tribute and I am pleased that the Chamber took this step forward.

Daniel Daniel – 09/04/2012