Posted by Concerned (184.108.40.206) on April 05, 2001 at 22:56:04:
There was this woman I met one-day. She had the energy to keep giving from her heart when it was obvious from her posts she was tired, and she was hurting. From her posts and the few mails we exchanged I could feel that her heart cared about people. She was one of the first people to welcome me. I can remember at least two times she threw me a rope and helped dragged me in when I was hurting too much to hang on myself. Her style isn't sugary sweet, but under-neath her words came out that she cared. She came up with this idea once to fund meds that were desperately needed by another cluster-head. I remember he was grateful. She energized those around her to contribute funds. She took her time to find this person a dr. to see him. She called in his prescriptions and made sure they were available for him. She started this runnning skit thing that provided people with humor, and a chance to forget their pain. She included anyone who wanted to join. She started with some help a web-site that was for headache sufferers. She saw the need to provide a place where people could find help for other headache types. She provided a space where people could get together and talk. A chance to get to know each other and at times get instant help when they needed it. She took on the huge task of organizing a convention for everyone so they could get together and experience something I desperately want to experience, meeting another cluster head. She did this out of her own personal time, from her own heart for others. She did these things while fighting cancer. While sick at times and tired. She gave me inspiration when I first came here to help others. That was the main goal of the board. The friendship and jokes were something that went along with it.
If I have anything to say about Elaine it is these things. I am worried right now that she is hurting. I'm worried she might be feeling like she lost some friends today. Friendships shouldn't be thrown out in a matter of a days tension and pain. I'm hoping people might throw a kind word her way and remind her what she means to them. Remind her what she has done for them, in case she might be forgetting.
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