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In Memory of Jodi Bassett

Discussion in 'In Memory of ...' started by Yogi, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    I like many others have found the HFME website by advocate Jodi Bassett extremely helpful and life saving over the years with so much useful information (before Phoenix Rising and MEAction were established) and I was re-reading a couple of her articles today such as this brilliant one:

    http://www.hfme.org/whatisme.htm

    And while doing a google search I came across this very upsetting news which was posted 11 hours ago

    http://www.westannouncements.com.au/obituaries/thewest-au/obituary.aspx?pid=180305608

    Jodi BASSETT

    Obituary

    BASSETT (Jodi Lyn):
    Our darling, beautiful Jodi, left us on June 11, at home, with her family beside her.
    She was a talented artist, author and HFME activist. She was the most amazing, caring, intelligent, and funny person and we will miss her always. Her beautiful spirit is now flying free. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper for you to hear That we will always love you And forever keep you near.
    All our love Mum, Dad, Claire Dan and Leila, Mark Betty and Reec

    - See more at: http://www.westannouncements.com.au...tuary.aspx?pid=180305608#sthash.i0HRdMlF.dpuf

    I am so shocked and upset at reading of this and can't believe its true.

    She was an amazing ME advocate. Here is her website:

    http://www.hfme.org/

    She published a number of books

    http://www.hfme.org/hfmebooks.htm


    May Jodi Bassett (ME advocate extraordinaire) Rest in Peace.
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  2. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    it seemed inappropriate to 'like' your post but thanks for letting us know.:(
     
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  3. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

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    Whoa - my heart just sank to my stomach - very upsetting~
     
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  4. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member

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    How very sad. I have referred to Jodi's website extensively over the years, and found it helpful in explaining why certain very specific activities were such a strong relapse trigger for me. May her spirit find a level of comfort that wasn't possible living in a body wracked by severe ME.
     
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  5. NL93

    NL93 Senior Member

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    Ooh nooo :cry:. So sad.
    Her website helped me so much in the beginning of my illness.
    R.I.P.
     
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  6. jodie100

    jodie100

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    Her website helped me a lot too, especially in explaining about adrenaline surges and relapses. May she rest in peace.
     
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  7. Vasha

    Vasha Senior Member

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    This is wrenching. Jodi's website has helped me a great deal, as well. I found what she has been able to do, and her generosity in doing it despite the prison of severe ME, incredibly inspiring. She has our gratitude. May she have peace.
     
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  8. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    So sad to hear this news.
     
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  9. Daisymay

    Daisymay Senior Member

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    So very sad, thank you Jodi for all you did for PWME, love to her family.
     
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  10. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    How did she died? I couldn't find details.
     
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  11. Rrrr

    Rrrr Senior Member

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    So tragic. So sad.

    She did so much with her limited life.
     
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  12. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    Very sad
     
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  13. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl I'm with Cheesus

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    http://www.westannouncements.com.au/obituaries/thewest-au/obituary.aspx?n=jodi-bassett&pid=180305608

    Some very distressing news about the loss of another our community. Jodi ran the Hummungbird site for ME.
    Our thoughts are with her family at this tragic time






    Edited to add that there is already a thread on Jodi. Sorry for double posting. Moderation Note: The two threads have been merged.


    http://www.hfme.org/
     
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  14. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    Had some private conversations with Jodi a few years back. Smart, talented, articulate, passionate, committed, and lots of other great qualities.

    Too early, too young, too much left to give and live.

    Very sad day.

    :cry::cry::cry:

    Deepest condolences to her family and friends.
     
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  15. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    Another tragic loss of one of us. :(
     
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  16. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Stop the harm. Start the research and treatment.

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    Jodi did not live in vain - she touched so many.
     
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    dannybex Senior Member

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    I'm curious as well. She was doing considerably better a couple years ago...

    Very sad.
     
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  18. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    This is utterly shocking, devastating news. When I first got diagnosed, hers was the only website with any kind of relevant information. In fact it was a treasure trove.
    Why oh why do we keep losing the brightest, shiniest stars?

    Now you are free, dearest Jodi, and we are so grateful for your shining presence then, now, and always.
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Truly tragic. My condolences to her family.
     
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  20. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    Im quite upset over this, I used to be in a small ME online support group with Jodie, along with her website has helped me a lot over the years. She did so much for the severe ME group of us.

    Her death is also reminding me of Beven's loss too, I was in a small support group with him too and he too I think if Im remembering correctly he was from Western Australia like Jodie was (that's even a worst place to have ME then in my bad for it state of SA, there is only 1 CFS specialist in WA).. both were just a bit younger then I so this second death has hit me hard. (Im in process of trying to get hold of the SA ME/CFS support group just for someone to talk to over how I feel about all this but their phone has been engaged)

    I'd really like to know if it was this illness which killed her (what part of it?), I hope though I do realise how painful this must be that her family or someone will share this with us at some point.

    condolences to her family and friends. Many of us arent going to forget Jodi and what she's done for all of us.
     

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