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Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve

07 Mar 06 - 09:17 AM (#1687232)
Subject: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Alba

I feel very sad to hear this news.
An incredible Woman.

Link to article

Very sad.
Jude


07 Mar 06 - 09:49 AM (#1687253)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: katlaughing

Those poor kids. How very sad, indeed.

kat


07 Mar 06 - 09:51 AM (#1687254)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: GUEST,TIA

She was a gem. Very sad day.


07 Mar 06 - 10:02 AM (#1687262)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Scooby Doo

Dana was a great woman an inspiration to us all.It is a sad day when you lose someone like her.
Scooby.


07 Mar 06 - 11:25 AM (#1687353)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: number 6

An incredible woman ... sad news indeed.

sIx


07 Mar 06 - 11:29 AM (#1687359)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: GUEST,leeneia

"Doctors say 1 in 5 women diagnosed with the disease (lung cancer) never lit a cigarette."

That's something to remember.


07 Mar 06 - 12:37 PM (#1687432)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Sooz

Mike's Mum and her sister both came into that category. Difference was, they'd both lived a long life by then.


07 Mar 06 - 12:50 PM (#1687442)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Clinton Hammond

Who dies?

Everyone dies....


07 Mar 06 - 01:20 PM (#1687465)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: MBSLynne

Yes, but at 44 you should have half your life still to go.


07 Mar 06 - 01:29 PM (#1687472)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Clinton Hammond

Lots of people don't even make it CLOSE to 44.....


07 Mar 06 - 02:02 PM (#1687493)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Stilly River Sage

I think one of the greatest fears a parent faces is what will happen to their children if they die while their children are young. Her work as a parent wasn't finished, Clinton, and that is heartbreaking.

SRS


07 Mar 06 - 02:08 PM (#1687498)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Clinton Hammond

" Her work as a parent wasn't finished"

Apparently someone thought differently (If you believe in that sort of thing....)


07 Mar 06 - 02:08 PM (#1687501)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Stilly River Sage

Nope.


07 Mar 06 - 02:14 PM (#1687512)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Ebbie

It may be a strange thought but sometimes it seems to me that people's deaths are connected in beneficial ways that we don't necessarily recognize.

For instance, my brother, as his lymphoma came ever closer to taking him, was worried about what his wife would do after he was gone. She was too young for medicare and she had a bad back and wasn't able to work fulltime; their savings were long gone. Then her mother died and his wife found herself literally a millionaire (she knew her mother had money from a chain of florist and landscape shops but she had no idea of how much); her financial worries were over. Her mother died in July, my brother died in September.

Dana Reeve was the stalwart advocate for and main support of her husband for many years. Had she died before he did, he would have not only been bereft but his whole life and care would have changed.

Their children, sad as their loss is, have been given a better grounding than most children in the world ever do.


07 Mar 06 - 06:17 PM (#1687754)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Big Mick

God be good to this wonderful woman. I prefer the half full approach. Her children learned about what true love and decency is all about. They watched a Father deal with incredible adversity with grace, courage, and dignity. The watched their Mother demonstrate loyalty and love, true love, in the face of that adversity. They watched two people as they confronted this thing, and embraced the challenge of finding a cure for spinal cord injuries. They know that their Mother, and their Father, made a difference in the world, that because of them others will live better. And these children, once past their grief, will go on, and make a difference in the world as well.

I repeat, God be good to her.

Clinton, I think the world of you, but sometimes.......

Mick


07 Mar 06 - 07:01 PM (#1687794)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: SunnySister

Mick, you said what I wanted to best. Thank you.

Here's another person who shared their feelings on the loss of Dana Reeve's well:

"It is impossible to overstate the goodness of this beautiful young woman, and the challenge to faith that is involved in trying to understand her death. Every minute of her life for the past decade and more has been spent doing everything she could for other people. Even the moments she took for herself, to sing, were about giving us joy. Chris was my friend; I only got to know Dana later. But I came to see her as perhaps the most extraordinary person I'd ever met. Her radiance as a woman was fueled by her love. Her love was immeasurable and generously, tirelessly given. We will miss her so, so much." Meryl Streep

This is just another example for me to remember when I think life should be fair that it isn't and that deserving people sometimes don't get what they should (and that undeserving sometimes do).

-- SunnySister


07 Mar 06 - 08:40 PM (#1687891)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Maryrrf

I too, was saddened by this news.


08 Mar 06 - 12:38 AM (#1687979)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Deda

I can't help but wonder why the very good are so often the ones we lose too soon. Why so we never hear that the famously corrupt Senator Doo-Bad has been diagnosed with (fatal disease of your choice)? The sad deaths of Dana and Christopher Reeve have left their one son, a young teenager, orphaned -- although he's surrounded by relatives and people who love him, and is reportedly an extraordinary young man. (I think that Christopher Reeve also had an older child or two by an earlier relationship.) They packed a tremendous amount of good into the times they had.


08 Mar 06 - 03:15 AM (#1688018)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: GUEST,Sapper at work

Deda, At least their son has the knowledge of woh his parents were and what they achieved. Hopefully that will provide a firm and stable foundation for him to build his own life on.


08 Mar 06 - 10:47 AM (#1688272)
Subject: RE: Obit: Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve
From: Stilly River Sage

But it doesn't make Dana Reeve's pain any less at dying while her child is young. As good as she was in the world in which she lived, I think she still would have wanted to be the one to raise her son and would regret not being there for him. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. I put myself in her shoes and see a woman who wasn't old, who wouldn't feel she'd accomplished everything she could in that area.

SRS