Tuesday, 11 November 2008

a life cut short through MS.Tribute to a brave young lady.



Some of you may remember a few months ago i asked Jland to pray for Emma,who was seriously ill with a chest infection.she managed to overcome that one,but sadly she caught several more after. She slipped into a coma yesterday,and died at 1am this morning. Her poor mother wendy is in my thoughts.

Emma was just 21 years old. She was diagnosed with MS at the age of just 17. because of her young age,unfortunately she got the most aggressive,progressive form of this evil disease. she has been bedridden for some time now,paralised,fed through a tube,unable to barely talk. JUST 21. She had no chance,her immune system couldn't cope,even with all the anti-biotics the doctor prescribed and gave her. I haven't asked her mothers permission to post this entry,i hope she wont mind. I make no apologies if i upset any of my readers. This girl,young lady rather,WAS JUST 21. She should have had her whole life in front of her. A career. A family of her own. FUN. the things we all expect children,teenagers,young people to have. Her life has been cut short by the same disease i have,and that which was the cause of death of my dear friend Lucys beloved son Alan. M S. EMMA WAS JUST 21.

Remember her in your thoughts,pray for her mother Wendy if you so wish. And also pray,that a cure for this most awful of diseases is found sometime soon.


Take care all.from a deeply saddened mort.i cried today for her.


Jan said...

Oh Mort life is sometimes so unfair ,this poor girl ,how she must have suffered, but now her battle is over ,and she can rest at last my condolences to her family and you ..love Jan xx

Lucy said...

As JaN said Mort, as you and I well know . I know since you have the same horrible disease it will be hard to reconcile her death as I had to with my son. Mort she was not living, truly she was not. She was being so brave but she is in a better place. I know all the feelings you are going through up to a point, but I only watched my son make the decision not to go through that any longer than necessary. No one will understand ever how important and yes, HELPFUL, to leave this world when all hope is lost. I am so very sorry Mort. I understand your anger and all other emotions but Mort plrase remember that girl now knows peace. I am so sorry. Lucy

ADB said...

This will hit you harder than normally, as you suffer from MS yourself. However, it is, given time, worth bearing in mind that she is no longer suffering, no longer in pain. She had no quality of life left.
Hope you're ok today,


Lori J. said...

My dear Morton, I am so sorry about your friend...no words will seem adequate but please know I am praying for you, her mother and those who loved her.


Alberta Lori


Jenny said...

So sorry to hear that. MS can be a horrible thing. I will be thinking of her family. 21 is too young to go.

Jenny <><

Jeannette said...

Mort a (((((((((((((hug))))))))))))))from me. I know how hard this must have hit you and that you would have cried. It is a tragedy at such a young age but I have to agree with other comments, she had little quality of life left. Would you truly have wanted her to go on for years like that? No, I think you too caring for that. She is no longer suffering. She is in the arms of our Lord. Condolences to her family and comfort to yourself.

Dannelle said...

A beautiful young life has passed beyond this mortal pain- blessings upon those who must, earthbound, remain~ I am sorry for your loss- blessings and prayers- Dannelle

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My sincerest heart felt sympathy goes out to you and her family. As a mom my self I know it would be terribly hard to loose one of my own. I'll be praying for them.
'On Ya'-ma

Beth said...

Mort, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. While young Emma is beyond pain now, I'll say a prayer for her mother and for you, her friend.

Much love,

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How tragic. Prayers for Emma, her family, and for you :o)

pam said...

Oh Mort, I am so sorry to hear about Emma. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I was there beside you to spend time taking care of you. Sending you mail. Love Pam xx

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Mort. My condolence to you and her family. You take care, jean

louise said...

Sorry about you friend. She must have suffered dreadfully. Louise x

Lainey Laine said...

Awwww Mort Im so so sory. Poor girl. At least she is at peace now, bless her heart.
Love Lainexxx

Lori said...

I am so very sorry Mort. What a tragedy for this young lady and her family.

Pamela said...

How sad Mort. This brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry you lost your friend. Life is just wicked sometimes.
Keeping you and her family in my prayers.
Love you, Pam

Marty said...

This is so tragic. Yes, I will pray for her and for a cure.

Lucy said...

I just want to thank you Mort of the special Birthday wishes. A long emotional day but a good day. Lucy

Yasmin said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Mort I remeber you writing about her, my condolences to her family.


Theres an award for you on my journal.

krissy knox said...

I will remember Emma and Wendy in my thoughts and pray for them and the end of MS.