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In Memory of Bean Haskell 1986-2018

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  1. RebeccaRe

    RebeccaRe Moose Enthusiast

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    I recently stumbled across this obituary for a high school classmate of mine, which lists complications from ME as the cause of death. I only knew them peripherally in high school, and didn't know that they were sick.

    Bean attended the New School in New York City, and will be awarded a posthumous degree at this year's commencement in recognition of their accomplishments as a writer, poet, and person.

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  2. Diwi9

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    Bean sounded like an incredible person. May they rest in peace.
     
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    That's a lot of living in 32 years. Think what Bean could have accomplished in an average lifetime.
     
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    RIP
    I don’t mean to detail this but when they said only 2 plp has death cert was that only UK?
    Or there is some in USA or is this the first in USA making the world wide count 3?!
     
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  5. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    I know of one other in the US whose death certificate said Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There may be more.
     
  6. RebeccaRe

    RebeccaRe Moose Enthusiast

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    I don't know if ME was put on their death certificate, but that's what her friends/family wrote in their obituary.
     
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    This really broke my heart; I know it's really futile (and possibly insensitive) to compare, but I just felt this tremendous sadness this week .. we get a huge outpouring over a celebrity passing like Anthony Bourdain (who, comparatively, lived a full life), but an ME death will just go unnoticed and unheeded. Sometimes, I feel a strange sense of kinship with people I've never met. There are parallels between our stories -- similar age, Jewish background, immigrants, forays into writing. It makes the suffering less lonely; but also awful, of course, that it has to occur in the first place. I looked up some of her poetry and she was really talented. I want to say "rest in peace" but I am too angry something like this occurred. In a just world, she would still be here.
     
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    anyones life would have been richer if they knew this person i think. so tragic...after everything she had already been through too (sorry if i used the wrong pronoun)

    what a cruel disease
     
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