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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:30 pm    Post subject: Sad news about Tucson FanForce member Reply with quote

From Jada:

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It is my sad duty to report very sad news about Rebel Mom aka Cheryl.

Tuesday she went in for a very minor surgical procedure and then went home for recovery. She went to sleep and when her husband and friend cathiecat tried to wake her she could not be woken. She was taken the hospital and the doctors first diagnosed that she had had a massive stroke. I've just found out that she also had a heart attack.

There is no real prognosis. The doctors and the nurse have said there will be no happy end to this. This grieves me to have to be the bearer of such sad news about a wonderful woman who was so gentle and kind and young (yes, 48 is young).

While I only spent a little time in Tucson with Cheryl I knew her to be a friend to many who regarded her highly. She was well liked by her friends in Tucson, on the boards and those whom she had left behind in Washington.

I'd ask you to send prayers and good thoughts to her family as they deal with the agony of having to decide when to take her off of life support. Her husband is trying to have their sons fly in so they can say goodbye.

I will keep you all informed of any news I receive.

cathiecat thought it would be appropriate to post a link to one of Cheryl's favorite fan fics she wrote.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't have any update except to say that at least one of sons will be flying in today.

Her sisters are also coming in.

At this point we have no word as to where and when a service will be held or anything. Her body is still alive although she is brain dead and the doctors and nurses have there is no recovery from this.

My heart is very heavy and I pray none of us has to go through this with a relative. To see them there, kept alive by machines and having the faint hope of a miracle is wrenching. I went through that with my mother-in-law.

Please continue prayers and good thoughts for her family.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though I don't know her personally, I am sorry to hear this . All the best to the family.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was posted by cathiecat in the Tucson Fan Force forum:

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This afternoon just a little before 5pm Cheryl past away. I went to the hospital to be there when they pulled her off life support and I arrived just as they finished and her heart stopped beating just as I got there. She was surrounded by family and friends and now she is in heaven, she will be greatly missed and loved by everyone.

They are first going to have an autopsy done as they really want to know how Cheryl had a massive stroke and the doctors want more information. After that takes place they are taking Cheryl to Seattle for burial/Funeral.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so sorry for your loss.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry to hear this. I went through the same thing with Chanel in 2003, when she had a sudden stroke and heart attack - and she was only 23.

I was there when they had to break the news to her daughter, who was only 7 at the time, and I stayed as they pulled her off life support as well.

Nobody should go through this, and again, I'm so so sorry to hear this sad news.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so sorry to hear about Cheryl. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
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