May Allah reward Karen for her untiring efforts on behalf of Islamic education even during the most difficult of times and through all the challenges she had to go through and they were many, her health being only one of them. We are all indebted to sister Karen and her determination in how far we have come with Islamic education thanks in no small measure to her.
I still remember the joy on her face when we honored her at the ISNA Education Forum with her family surrounding her. I felt that she had everything and everyone she loved around her in one place maybe for the first and only time ever. Her face was beaming with happiness and an amazing smile that told the whole story. That will always be the image I have in my head of my dearest sister Karen and that is always how I will remember her.
Till we meet her in heaven InshaAllah.