In Memoriam, Kirsten Claire Olsen
I’m sad to say that Kirclaire passed away recently.
Kirsten Claire Olsen was an attorney in Fort Myers, Florida and a devoted mother to her son, Connor. She was well known on Twitter, taking an active role in several Ops and a financial contributor to even more.
Kirsten was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago and fought hard to win that battle, just as she did on Twitter.
Sadly her cancer returned and spread. Then in April of this year she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The chemotherapy necessary to deal with AML left her body too weak to fight off an infection and Kirsten passed away unexpectedly on May 17th.
Kirsten was loyal to her friends and kept in touch even though she wasn’t well. My fellow Scandinavian once tried to hook me up with one of her friends. She was a generous contributor to the Justice For Zile fund and, ever the warrior, continued infiltrating and passing along intel that she thought might help in the court case.
Kirclaire was from Minnesota, a memorial will be held in Fort Myers this Sunday, June 10th.
A fundraiser that was raising money for Kirsten has been converted to a scholarship fund for her son, Connor. You can find that here if you’d like to contribute.
A scholarship fund has been created in Kirsten’s name. The Kirsten Claire Olson Unicorn Fund will award money each year to a student who exhibits qualities similar to Kirsten.
“Someone who wants to make the world a better place. Someone who is unique and is willing to stand up to bullies, someone who uses their talents for the benefit of others, someone who treats all people equally.”
Donations to the scholarship fund can be made here.
This song, Heaven’s Not Too Far, was written and performed by
the adult children of a woman who passed from cancer.
The song is from her viewpoint.