"Lost a friend to H1N1" Topic
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| Wyatt the Odd ||01 Oct 2009 12:16 p.m. PST|
I'd met this lady back when she first started playing in the SCA but due to my inactivity, I knew her mostly online and now I received news of her passing.
Known to me and hundreds of others as "Baroness Kolfinna Kottr" she was stricken with H1N1. While she was not a wargamer in the literal sense, she was as dedicated to learning about all things Norse and Viking as even the most hardcore dice pusher. She participated in a wide variety of activities including armor making and fighting in armor. She had the distinction of becoming the first female knight in the nearly 40 year history of Caid (the "kingdom encompassing So. Cal, Hawai'i and Las Vegas).
She also devoted herself to service within the group and was formally recognized for her selfless giving early this past September. Unfortunately, she developed pneumonia some time before or during the war where she received her acclamation and was hospitalized soon after. While undergoing treatment it was discovered that she had also picked up H1N1. It appeared that she was making a recovery, but her condition suddenly worsened and she will be taken off life support within a couple of hours.
More on her is here: link
|Jana Wang ||01 Oct 2009 12:43 p.m. PST|
Sorry to hear that. Flu is a killer, and not just this recent version.
| Sue Kes ||01 Oct 2009 1:01 p.m. PST|
So sorry to hear your news, Wyatt. The world is a poorer place without her.
| Saginaw ||01 Oct 2009 1:49 p.m. PST|
I'm very, very sorry to hear of your friend's passing, Wyatt. Please accept my condolences, and please pass them on to her family and friends.
| Patrick R ||01 Oct 2009 2:55 p.m. PST|
Please accept my condolences.
|La Long Carabine ||01 Oct 2009 3:06 p.m. PST|
Sorry to hear about your loss.
LLC aka Ron
|Neotacha ||01 Oct 2009 5:11 p.m. PST|
|jpattern2 ||01 Oct 2009 7:12 p.m. PST|
One of my coworkers has emphysema, and she is terrified of catching the flu, any flu, not just H1N1, because of her already damaged lungs and diminished breathing capability. Her fear is palpable in the office, and understandable.
|John Leahy||01 Oct 2009 8:11 p.m. PST|
| Streitax ||02 Oct 2009 2:04 a.m. PST|
My condolonces, unexpected loss is the worst.
|Old Slow Trot ||02 Oct 2009 5:31 a.m. PST|
| Murphy ||02 Oct 2009 11:55 a.m. PST|
Condolences my friend
We lose too many so suddenly.
But keep her spirit in your heart;
And she shall never truly be gone
aka "Murchadh Wyllt"
Citadel of the Southern Pass
Kingdom of the Outlands
|138SquadronRAF ||09 Oct 2009 11:31 a.m. PST|