Here is the article and Channel 7 video from Sunday's musical celebration for parishioner Carole Varga! Many thanks to Michael Semann and the many volunteers and musicians who helped make this a very special day!
Church uses Skype to bring tribute service to cancer patient's hospital room
Last Updated: 13 hours and 50 minutes ago
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - When someone misses church it doesn’t usually make headlines, unless you’re Carole Varga.
The 67 year-old woman is battling brain and bone cancer. This is after she recently sent her breast cancer into remission.
Carole’s church, St. Joseph in Detroit, wanted to show their support for Carole during this tough time, so they dedicated their service to Varga on Sunday. But last week Carol got some bad news – her cancer was spreading and she had to be checked into the hospital.
So what did her congregation do? They Skype'd her special service to her hospital room at Beaumont in Royal Oak
“I wish I could be there. But you can’t be two places at the same time. I didn’t want to postpone it. I didn’t even know if I would still be around. You just don’t know,” Varga said from her hospital room.
During the special service parishioners lined up to extend their love and well wishes to Carole.
The service also included a lot of music – Carole herself is an avid singer, belonging to several area choirs.
“It’s very helpful to have supporters. Five years ago when this all started I never would have thought it. I’ve been so healthy for so long.”
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
"Ite ad Joseph!"