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Amberlin Wu died on October 4, 2011

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Boule de feu, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    Like me, you have probably seen her videos on YouTube.
    She was using the name "muddipuppy".

    I have learned this on Tina Tidmore's blog and was totally shocked.
    http://mecfsfromme.blogspot.com/

    Please have a thought for her family and Amberlin as she starts a new voyage.
     
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    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    anniekim Senior Member

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    R.I.P Amberlin Wu, very sad...
     
  5. Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins PJ Princess

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    My sympathies.
     
  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I can't say I knew her well but she helped proof-read a paper I was submitting so we exchanged a couple/few E-mails. I also bought a few of her cards - she was raising money for research.

    Very sad. My sympathies.
     
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    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    Thank you for sharing my blog. If anyone comes across her obituary, I would love to see it.

    Tina
     
  8. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    You have a very beautiful blog, Tina.
    Nice to meet you.
    BDF
     
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    Nobody has posted (that I've seen on FB or here) how she died. Was it suicide? Or drug overdose because of pain meds or something?
     
  10. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    Apparently, she had a very bad fall and hit her head.
    I thought it was from a concussion? I might be wrong, so this info has to be verified.
     
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    My guess is that nobody has posted this because her friends and family don't want details of her death bantered about the internet at this time.
     
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  12. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    Maybe we should delete this thread, then...
    I feel pretty sorry for her family. I just lost my mom, too. I know how sensitive and sad one can be while going through such difficult moments.
     
  13. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    Yeah, it's tough, isn't it? :hug:

    Announcing her death is probably okay. Maybe the details should wait for a a while.
     
  14. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    I think we should use this discussion to tell Amberlin what she meant for us. Her blogs speak for themselves. She has done a lot for the CFS community. We should be thankful for her hard work.
     
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    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    Thank you, Soc, for the big hug. I'm going through a pretty rough time right now.
    I need all the LUV and TLC that I can get...:tear:
     
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    That's a good idea, Fire -- celebrate her life. :thumbsup:

    I lost my mom 2 years ago. Most of us are pretty raw in the first couple of months (at least) after such a loss.
     
  17. usedtobeperkytina

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    As I said in the blog, as much as I too want to know why, I recognize that that desire in me is mostly self-serving. It doesn't do anything for her or her family for me to know how she died. Whatever the direct cause, we know her disease made her suffer, but she found a way to be a light in spite of it. I think it is a tragedy whether by injury or disease that her light has been snuffed.

    As a reporter, I have covered many tragic deaths. I thought that would be the hardest part of my job. I hated the thought of calling up a mother or father and saying I needed to do a story about the fact their 17-year-old daughter just died in a car wreck the day before. It seemed totally insensitive and invasive at the worst time. And yet, it is a job I had to do.

    However, I found that family members most often were welcoming, as long as the story gave more focus on their life, rather than their death or how they died. This is why people do obituaries. It is a way to mark the passing of someone who was loved, tells their value, celebrates their contributions.

    So normally, family wants people to know about the passing of their loved one. In fact, it almost seems insensitive to not take note of someone passing. Telling about it shows how important that person's life was to so many. I can't speak for Amberlin's family, but I would imagine that they are heartened by so many in the ME/CFS world giving their positive comments about Amberlin. I know if it was my sister, I would be comforted by seeing my sister's name all over the Internet with people telling how she touched their lives.

    If anyone sees the obituary, please post it or send it to me.

    Thanks.

    Tina
     
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  18. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    RIP Amberlin. We will miss you.
     
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    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    This can't be right. It shows she died on June 27. Her last entry blog was on September 27... Born on October 4, 2011?
     

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