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Emily Collingridge, severe UK ME patient, has died aged 30

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Countrygirl, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    It's so bad in the UK that we don't even know if Emily's cause of death will be accurate. We don't know what it will be recorded as and we don't know if an experienced doctor like the Neurologist Dr Chaudhuri will have been called in to help with the post mortem.

    So many ME deaths here (sudden ones) go unreported and unexplained unless someone like Dr Chaudhuri is called in to assist.
     
  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    On the MEA's FB page, Dr. Shepherd has said he has been regular contact with the family since the death or something like that, so I'd be hopeful a useful post mortem will be done.

    She did have a BMI of 14 according to Lost Voices for those that didn't know this. But even if that was the full immediate cause of death (?), M.E. could be mentioned as it was with Sophia Mirza and a post mortem could still possibly give interesting info on the illness' pathology.
     
  3. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Such a sad, sad, story. She was the same age of as my younger daughter. Whatever the cause of Emily's death, my heart goes out to her friends and family. This is absolutely tragic.

    Barb C.:>)
     
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    Her contribution to Lost Voices was made after her first relapse ended and that passage referred to her first relapse, not to her condition at the time of her death. Last year, she said that she had been putting on weight because they were able to feed her, but she had no way of burning off the calories. However, what happened in the months before her death is currently not known to the public.
     
  5. Googsta

    Googsta Doing Well

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    I experienced many of Emily's symptoms at the onset of my own illness, I count myself thankful that I am still here despite the suffering.

    What an absolutely inspiring & courageous young woman.

    I am going to share all of Emily's quotes provided (thankyou) with everyone I can.
     
  6. Googsta

    Googsta Doing Well

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    Is there anyway we can extend our condolences to Emily's family,as well as appreciation for all she did for fellow sufferer's?
     
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    Waverunner Senior Member

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    I wanted to ask they same question. What was her direct cause of death, does anyone know?
     
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    anniekim Senior Member

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    There is a Facebook page,' in memory of Emily'. Emily was amazing xxx
     

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