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In Memory of Spindrift

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  1. Christopher

    Christopher Senior Member

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    Spindrift passed away earlier this week. I last spoke with her in early May as she was having difficulty finding housing due to mold. I talked with her on the phone from time to time as we shared our experiences dealing with mold toxins. She was always to me optimistic and cheerful. I'm sorry that I did not get to say goodbye to her but she was obviously in a great deal of emotional pain.

    RIP.

    Someone put together a tribute site for Ocean here:
    http://ocean.terwilliger.muchloved.com/

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  2. anciendaze

    anciendaze Senior Member

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    This stuns me. I knew about the housing problems, but did not think her life was in danger.

    Many of us must regret that we never had the chance to see her "surf naked".
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I am very sad to hear this. I recognize the name I think but I don't recall ever talking with Spindrift. I hope her friends and family are able to cope through this difficult time.

    Each loss is a loss to our community and the world.
     
  4. duncan

    duncan Senior Member

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    I found out yesterday. It was like I got a mountain dropped on me. Another terrible and unacceptable loss.
     
  5. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I am very saddened to read this and even though I never had the opportunity to interact with Spindrift on PR, I just went back and read a bunch of her posts.

    I am so upset learning what she went through with mold and all the generations of her family who suffered with ME. I am currently dealing with a horrific mold situation and she is someone I would have loved to talk to.

    God bless you Spindrift and may you now be at peace with no more suffering.
     
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  6. beaker

    beaker ME/cfs 1986

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    It's always very sad and heartbreaking to lose a member, regardless of whether there was direct interaction or not. We are all in this together. I did not have the pleasure of personally knowing her.
    My condolences to those who got to know her and to her friends and family.
    Peace.
     
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  7. bel canto

    bel canto Senior Member

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    Spin added lots of humor to her posts on this and other forums. In person, she was full of smiles and laughter. She fought really hard to get back her health and made some real improvements.

    If you all remember, she was part of Dr. Montoya's study that required 25 consecutive days of blood draws. A huge ordeal, but she was determined to see it through. She also made several trips to see Dr. Chia in southern California, driving herself hundreds of miles. Her latest efforts were directed at understanding the effects of mold on her health, and trying to find housing that didn't make her really ill. An overwhelming task.

    I'm thankful to have known her. I admired her spirit and determination and ability to smile and laugh through really difficult times.

    She found friendship here, and I believe it meant the world to her. Rest in peace, my friend.
     
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  8. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    Another heartbreaking loss :cry:. So very sad.
     
  9. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    My condolences to all who cared and love her!

    GG
     
  10. funkyqueen

    funkyqueen Senior Member

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    May she rest in peace :(
     
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  11. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Oh no. A terrible shock and another dreadful loss.
    May her spirit surf endless waves of freedom and joy.
     
  12. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Damn. I'm sorry to hear this.
    May she rest in bliss after so much physical torment.
     
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    Sea Senior Member

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  14. Mogwai

    Mogwai

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    Damn this illness! :cry:

    Sp!ndrift was an absolute delight - may she rest in peace.

     
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  15. Marky90

    Marky90 Science breeds knowledge, opinion breeds ignorance

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    :(

    What happened to her?
     
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    Tammy Senior Member

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    what an awesome video to show in her memory.(watched it on full screen)...............so many symbolic meanings behind it....................................it raised the hairs on my arms and brought me to tears.............I think she's riding the greatest wave ever now.
     
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  17. Forebearance

    Forebearance Senior Member

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    Oh my. I'm really sorry to hear this.
    I'm going to miss her pioneering spirit.
    I'm so sorry for her close friends and family members.
     
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  18. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    That's so sad. I am glad that even with the illness, she was able to touch the hearts of many of us.
     
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  19. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    This disease seems to attack the highest quality people.
     
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    Another needless death. This has to be stopped.

    Rest peacefully sweet soul.
     
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