My friend Nancy's (@planetscape) friend Nicole just lost her sweet little boy. Nicole, who also has serious health issues, barely scrapes by, frequently with Nancy's help. The other tragedy in this story is that Nicole doesn't have the money to pay for her beloved son's funeral. Please let's join together and do what we can to relieve Nicole of this burden.
The following is a letter Nancy wrote to her friends at PerlMonks, a forum for programmers.
I am deeply saddened to report that David, [koolgirl]'s 6-year old son, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from pediatric myocarditis caused by coronavirus infection.
David was the sweetest child you will ever have the privilege to know. He was bright, funny, cheerful, autistic, and loved animals, especially his beloved dog, Gizzy, who passed late last year. He loved pirates, riding his brand-new bike that Santa brought, and Disney's Cars and Planes, and was thrilled to be starting Cub Scouts this year.
As some of you may know, [koolgirl] nearly lost her legs a few years ago due to peripheral venous insufficiency and resulting gangrene. She should be on disability, but has not yet been accepted. She works very long, hard hours to keep her little family together.
I hope this plea does not seem gauche, but we would like to request that donations for David's Memorial be made to PayPal via firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that time is of the essence; [koolgirl]'s appointment with the funeral director is tomorrow morning.
(I do have [koolgirl]'s express permission to post her email here for this purpose.)
Samuel David Edwards
May 6, 2007 - January 26, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Friday, January 10, 2014
By the way, at the 3:00 mark, Christie is railing about losing out on a $400 million Race To the Top federal education grant because there was missing information on a months long application that he forced his staff to redo over a Memorial Day weekend because he didn't like that it favored the Teachers Union. When they blew it, he tried to blame the Obama administration on not letting them know about the missing info. Passing the buck. It turns out that they actually WERE informed and had two weeks to comply, and didn't. Christie then threw his Education Secretary under the bus. Passing the buck.
Funny, I don't remember Christie apologizing to anyone in the Obama administration after accusing them of his screw up.