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In memory of PR-member andreasvq

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  1. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    I did not know Andreas personally, but I remember a few recent threads by him, like the one where he said he was going to travel to the US for treatment. Today I came across his obituary in a local 'In Memoriam' section... I found it hard to believe, so I searched for him on Facebook, and his page has a 'Remembering' tag. His Facebook profile picture is the same as the one he was using on PR. So I'm afraid it really is him...

    There's a few lines on his online obituary card that say:

    When living has become suffering
    Driven to defeat your illness
    A way out, unsure and far away
    You have fought so hard


    He was only 19 years old... RIP @andreasvq ...
     
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  2. Comet

    Comet I'm Not Imaginary

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    This makes me so sad. I hope he finds peace on the other side.
     
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  3. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Oh no
     
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  4. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    This is such terribly sad news. His young life could have been eased, supported , saved, had this illness not been ignored and maligned for a decade before he was even born.
    May he find peace and ease in the realms he rests in now. May the world take note of his sacrifice and the sacrifices of so many patients and their families.
     
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  5. jimells

    jimells Senior Member

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    This sad news is a blunt reminder that the stakes are very high and why we fight so hard to obtain proper recognition and research funding.
     
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  6. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    So young. That's terrible. Damn it. He'd mentioned suffering constant tension headaches in his last post. Really sad.
     
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  7. Jennifer J

    Jennifer J Senior Member

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    This is so sad.

    We have to keep fighting to change things.
     
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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I am so sorry to read this and I remember that he was going to travel to the US for treatment but am not sure if this occurred? I did not know him personally but do remember some of his posts.

    Am hoping has found peace and may his memory be a blessing to all who knew him. RIP Andreas.
     
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  9. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    Tragic!

    Just...
     
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  10. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Terrible news.
     
  11. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    I lost it at that line.

    :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    And he was with us posting for only a few weeks, yet made such an impression. We were all rooting for him, hoping he would find good treatment...so very, very tragic.
     
  13. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    He said his appointment was on the 14th of March. He passed away on the 10th of March...
     
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  14. Groggy Doggy

    Groggy Doggy Senior Member

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    I am very sorry to hear we lost a PR family member. And to be only 19 years young, it's tragic. I found Andreas's FB page and noted the pictures of him cycling in races and one with his bike club.

    This one is for you Andreas :heart: RIP

    cycle.png
     
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  15. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    So sad. My sympathies to his loved ones.
     
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  16. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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    Wow, I didn't know him but the news still stabs me in the chest.

    Might I ask... Was it complications, or, as I fear, did he make the decision...?
     
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  17. beaker

    beaker ME/cfs 1986

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    *tears*
    So sad, so close to his appointment he wanted so badly.
    Peace @Andreas . Condolences to your loved ones......
     
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  18. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

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    So tragically sad ... another one of us with so much suffering ... and then gone too soon ...

    My condolences to his family.
     
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  19. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Condolences to Andreas' family and friends.
    It's hard to read these threads--I am saddened for him and his loved ones--but I also get angry for all of us, that it should come to this.
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    How awful. So young! Too many sad threads where this happens. Condolences to his family and friends.RIP.
     
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