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mimivac
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I am writing to report some very sad news of a fellow BC sister who used to visit this site. Many of you remember Danelle (Young_One). She was a spirited woman, with a quick wit and compassionate heart. Danelle was only around 32 when she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. After aggressive chemo and radiation, she remained cancer free for several years. Unfortunately, her cancer spread a few months ago and she developed an infection. Today I learned that Danelle passed away yesterday. She leaves behind a husband, two sons, many friends, and many, many cyber sisters who never met her in real life but were nevertheless touched by her incredible spirit. I don't know what happens after death, but I hope Danelle has peace now.

Mimi

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Marcia527
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I feel so sad.

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I remember Danielle and will miss her on this site. She is God's special angel now and always.
Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you Mimi for this information.

Hugs,
Margo

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I didn't know her either Mimi. This is very sad, someone so young. My prayers go to her family!

Leeza

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Mimi, you are such a sweet soul. I hope that you know and realize how valuable you are on this site!

Kristin ♥

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This is so disheartening. I am sad too....

♥ Noel

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It is sad news. Even though I didn't know her, I will keep her family and friends in my prayers. Diane

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I can still see her face in my mind and I can't believe it. My heart goes out to all those with whom she touched with her sweet spirit. Very very sad, she will be missed. Thank you Mimi for letting us know.

jan

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I never had the chance to meet Danelle in person, or even respond to one of her posts - but I sure read every post of hers I could find. After reading just a few of them, I felt like I had known her for years: smart, funny, feisty, brave with no problem whatsoever saying exactly what she thought. To read what Danelle had to say you would never guess at what a rough row she was given to hoe. My thoughts and prayers go out for her and her family.

Danelle, the world will truly never see your like again.

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You describe her perfectly, Mimi and Joe. I will never forget Danelle's smiling face or her intrepid spirit.

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So sad to loss one of our Bc sisters.I did not have the pleasure to meet Danelle.But I will pray for her family and friends.(Pat).

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Thank you Mimi for letting us know. Danielle's face will be etched in my heart, as well as her fiesty and sweet spirit. I will be keeping her family in my prayers. I also feel so very sad.
love, Jackie

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Thank you for relaying the news, very sad........RIP Young one.........Jxxxxxxx

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rjjj
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Is lit for Young_One.
Jackie

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That is beautiful! Truly beautiful! Thank you for posting that!

Lex ♥

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That is a great picture Jackie!

Angie

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I love your candle Jackie.

Sue :(

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Oh Mimi... I am so sorry to hear this news... even though I did not know her, my heart is saddend... I will keep all those who's lives she touched in my thoughts and prayers.

~T

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I am saddened to hear that Young One is gone. She was a spirited young lady and had the sweetest little face. I always thought "She's just a baby when I would see her picture". I know that many of our ladies on here are very young and it always makes me think of my girl and how I would feel if she was the one with cancer. My heart hurts for anyone with cancer but it's like the younger they are the more my heart hurts. She will be missed but I know she must be at peace. I wish for peace and comfort for her family and friends.
Thank you Mimi for letting us know about one of our sisters.
Stef

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I didn't get a chance to know Danielle, but the awful truth is .. cancer kills. I hate it.. I get angry just hearing the word spoken.

Good thoughts and prayers to all.

VickiSam

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I agree with you 100%. My cousin isn't doing well now either, I pray for her all the time.

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I am so sad to read this about Danelle. So very sorry

♠♣ Susie ♠♣

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I myself have never had the chance to speak with Danelle. Shortly after I came on I believe everyone had just learned that her cancer spread. I have, however, listened to others speak about her. She will be sadly missed by many. I will say a prayer for her family as well as for all who will deeply miss her. Pammy

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So sorry to hear about Young One.I didn't read any of her posts,but it sounds like she was a wonderful person!
I do have a
favor to ask of you all. I don't know if this is an appropriate time to ask on this post,so I apologize if this is insulting to any one... I met someone at my cancer support group who I told about this board. She is a newbie who is a cervical cancer survivor. Her name is Danielle and she is 28,so her user name is Dani28. She posted on the cervical cancer board,and I've been keeping watch since I introduced her to CSN in the first place. The problem is,she has only had one response besides mine-and she is new out of her treatments and very young besides!She is really having a hard time with it-especially the fact that she and her husband are childless and now that she had to have a hysterectomy,she can't give birth to children of their own anymore.If any of you guys are interested,do you think you could respond to her post? It's not that she's so desperate that she needs me to set her up with friends,she just needs people who understand(like all of us with all of our sisters here). I almost wonder if she has given up on this board. I need to get a hold of her this week to see how she is...
Once again,I apologize for introducing something new to this post. Guess I've just been thinking about Dani for a while,and Mimi,when I read your post,it kind of reminded me of Dani.
Thanks guys.
Patty

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Patty,

I posted to Dani28. In a way I know how she feels and I hope it makes her feel a little less alone.

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Thanks for the news, even though it's so sad, Mimivac. I hope she is at peace too, and I will pray for her family and friends.

And I will also go post a note to Dani28. No one should have to feel alone on these boards.

love,
Debi

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thanks-I really appreciate it and I hope that she can find some comfort in the fact that you understand how she feels! And Debi,thank you also-I knew my bc sisters would be compassionate enough to step up to the plate!!

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Mimi, I am so sorry about Danielle. I offer my deepest sympathy to you, her family and to anyone that knew her.

Sue

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thanks for letting us know Mimi. I will be thinking of her family and keeping them in prayer.
Melanie

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Oh Mimi, this hurts I chatted with Young_one in chat many times, she was a gem. Young_one was witty, smart and caring the world is less bright without her....I am so saddened. Thank you for letting us know Mimi, I will pray for her family as their loss is great.

Much Love,

RE

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I'm so new that I didn't know Danelle but still feel very sad at her passing. I know this happens but it just doesn't seem fair!! Rest in peace Young One.

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I realize that posting about a breast cancer death can be frightening to others going through treatment. We all know the reality of this terrible disease, but the truth is that most of us here will be fine. Danelle developed a bad infection that was not properly controlled by her doctors. It is NOT common for breast cancer to claim a life so rapidly as it did for Danelle. She had seizure on Saturday night before she died, and one of the members of Danelle's other board, who is also a doctor believes that her infection affected her brain and caused her seizures. This is what lead to her death. In the end, the sad truth is that she did not get the standard of care that she and all of us deserve. Please know that your situation is different. If anyone wants to, many of Danelle's cyber sisters will be lighting a candle for her tonight at 8 PM to remember another remarkable woman whose time came all too soon. Thank you all for your comments and for remembering Danelle.

Mimi

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I am saddened by this. I will keep Danelle and her family in my prayers.

Angie

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Mimi, I was so sad when I read about this. I never met her, however, I also was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer last year. The younger you are, the more aggressive the cancer is. I was wondering if you could let me know her other post, or if there is any way that we could send our condolences to her family. Thank You.

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Mimi, thanks for telling us. This is horrible, just horrible. My deepest sympathy to all that knew her.

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I will light a candle in her memory tonight too Mimi.

Angie

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Mimi, thank you for posting this and for letting all of us know, whether we knew her or not. It was very kind of you and I am glad that I, personally, can share in some sort of candle lighting remembrance for her.

Lex ♥

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Of course there is no way to say "Thank You" for the news. Her avatar was the sweetest; her face was just beautiful. I remember well her spirit and her passion. It goes without saying that her death was way too soon from a disease which is way too rampant.
Danelle taught me a lot; she gave a new face to the struggle, and in hindsight, after some deep personal reflection, she made me know that I was wrong about some of my perceptions on younger/older cancer warriors. I will not soon forget the Life Lessons she taught me.

If you are on a board in touch with her husband ( or know someone who is) if you could please pass the love and condolences from us to Danelle's family, we would so appreciate it.

Hugs,
Chen♥

survivorbc09
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I will too Mimi at 8. :(

Hugs

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For Danielle's soul.

Kind regards, Susan

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Mimi, thank you for sharing this news about Danielle, and for letting others know that she was a kind spirit, and good friend to many on this board. She will be missed, and will never be forgotten for those who loved her. My candle is waiting for 8PM...thank you for sharing.
Hugs,

Judy

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My heartfelt sympathy to Danelle's family and friends.

Kristin ♥

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Same here. Cancer really bites. Candle for her. God rest her soul.

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Thank you Mimi for this information.

Sue :(

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Mimi, I remember young_one - I gathered courage from her spirit. She was so out there and honest. This is very sad news. If you have a way to contact her family, please let them know of the positive impact she had on our lives. Lynn

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Mimi, this is just horrible news. My prayers go out to her family!

Lex ♥

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I didn't know her, but, what a young courageous woman. So young to be taken.

I am so sorry.

Kylez ♥

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Thanks for the update Mimi on Danelle and the candle lighting!

Kristin ♥

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I want to thank everyone who thought about Danelle or lit a candle for her last night. My candle was lit as my husband and I quietly made dinner. I feel like I owe it to her and to all the other women we have lost to live a good life and enjoy every day as much as I can. I have let the women at YSC who knew her family personally know about the heartfelt sadness for Danelle's loss on this board. I know the message will get through.

Mimi

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Thank you for updating us Mimi. It is indeed very sad news. I will keep her loved ones in my prayers.

Knowing that she was a sister in this BC family, it also effects all of us on a very personal level. It is so awful that this disease takes so many lives!

BUT...............
we all need to keep things in perspective. NO ONE knows how many days they have left on this earth. The 'healthiest' person you know can have a heart attack and be gone in minutes. Anyone can walk outside and be hit by a car. We just have no guarantees. We all must live each day to the fullest and focus on that. Not all of the "what if's". Make the most of today, the most of this moment and di it in memory of the fellow BC sisters that are no longer struggling. We all know they would want us to live our lives to the fullest! Don't lose heart!

God bless!
Rita

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So sorry.......

Hugs, Diane ♥

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