Sunday, July 15, 2007

Today a true angel earned her wings

Today a true angel earned her wings and is in heaven. This sweet angel's name is Danielle.




Seven years ago I came online and found support for families with children and adults with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). I have met so many wonderful friends through these support groups and have even met some of them in person. One CHD family who lives in Ohio, came to AZ for family reasons. While visiting the area they came to my house and we got to meet them face to face. I had chatted with Mary (Danielle's mom) many times online, via email and through support groups. I had also previously called and spoken to Mary. Danielle said, "I love you!" to me on the phone and I was so thrilled! Danielle has suffered several strokes, accidental morphine over-dose (that was not the family's fault), heart defects, stomach/GI problems and most recently, brain bleeds. Danielle has defied the odds for so long..... she has truly been an inspiration! We will miss you, Danielle, but you are finally able to dance and do all the things your earthly body wouldn't allow you to do.

Please pray for Danielle's parents, brothers and extended family.

Below is a picture of my daughter, Jessica, with Mary and Danielle.



7 comments:

CRIZ LAI said...

Nancy...you are truly one of the rare people left on this planet. The act of showing your support, sharing and caring towards those unfortunate people has touched my heart.

When we reduce selfishness...
We made ourself useful to others...
When we stop thinking for our own benefit...
We become important to other.
God will be satisfied when sacrifices are performed.

Keep up the good work!

Melany aka Supermom said...

That is so very sad. Lots of thoughts to her family

Mary Fran said...

I remember posts about Danielle a long time ago but I haven't seen anything in quite a while. If you talk to Mary please let her know that I am praying for her and her family. Thanks for posting. I hate that we are confining to lose kids/adults to CHD's.

PowersTwinB said...

My prayers for your friends loved ones and for your daughter and family!

Rene said...

Danielle and her family are in my thoughts and prayers today. We all know this is a CHD reality, but no matter, it doesn't make it any easier to hear a little one is gone.

Ann(ie) said...

So sad. My prayers are with her loved ones.

Em's way said...

So sorry to hear this news. Thoughts are with Danielles family xx