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    I just read on my facebook page that our old friend Dar Sweetman passed away this week. Dar was a friend to all and a great support to other families both here and on facebook. Her family is raising the money for a nice burial and they have a lovely obituary here.

    It was a sudden and sad passing.
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    Donna, Mum to Natalie (22), ablebodied, kind and beautiful and Nicholas(26), severe CP, non-verbal, tube fed, multiple surgeries, chronic pain, happy kid except when the Liverpool football club or the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team are losing!
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    ((((((Donna)))))) ~

    How terribly sad. My heart breaks for Dar's husband, children, grandchildren and loved ones. My prayers for peace and comfort are with them all.

    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Mom to Jon, 48, (seizure disorder; Gtube; trache; colostomy; osteoporosis; hypothyroid; enlarged prostate; lymphedema, assorted mysteries) and Michael, 32, (intractable seizures; Gtube), who were born with an undiagnosed progressive neuromuscular disease and courageous spirits. Our Angel Michael received his wings in 2003 and now resides in Heaven. Our Angel Jon lives at home with me and Jim, the world's most wonderful dad.

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    For all who knew Dar, she was HydroHugger on this board. She often posted on the Hydro forum but also here, on CN. She was always so supportive to all and she often shared her poetry. Her family is bereft - she was a real Mama to all.
    Donna, Mum to Natalie (22), ablebodied, kind and beautiful and Nicholas(26), severe CP, non-verbal, tube fed, multiple surgeries, chronic pain, happy kid except when the Liverpool football club or the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team are losing!
    Check out my blog: http://www.donnathomson.com


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    ((((((Donna)))))) ~

    Thank you for sharing Dar's BT screen name. Since I'm not on Facebook, I knew Dar as HydroHugger.

    I Googled "Dar Sweetman" and discovered that she had a few spots on the social network. I also found her obituary, written by her daughter. So very bittersweet and heart wrenching.

    God Bless You ((((((DAR)))))) for your loving gifts to all during your Earthly journey. Your work here is done now, and you're in The Perfect Place. Eternal bliss is your reward.

    Continuing prayers for Dar's family and friends that they feel the love surrounding them, and that it brings them peace and comfort.

    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Mom to Jon, 48, (seizure disorder; Gtube; trache; colostomy; osteoporosis; hypothyroid; enlarged prostate; lymphedema, assorted mysteries) and Michael, 32, (intractable seizures; Gtube), who were born with an undiagnosed progressive neuromuscular disease and courageous spirits. Our Angel Michael received his wings in 2003 and now resides in Heaven. Our Angel Jon lives at home with me and Jim, the world's most wonderful dad.

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    HydroHugger's Obituary

    My mother was a wonderful person. She gave hope, prayers and love to everyone she could.

    Many might wonder how she passed, and it was as sudden and unexpected as some of the winter storms we have seen this year, and just as brutal on those left behind.

    My mother was support for those with Hydro and battled it for many years. She went much longer than anyone expected she would after her last surgery. Even her passing was not caused by the condition she lived with daily and used as a source of inspiration.

    She contracted a bacterial infection sometime last week, by monday she had signs of it, but it seemed more like the flu my father had a month earlier. She did not want to bring pain financially and refused to see a doctor. By tuesday she was beginning to swell in her face, neck and shoulders. We argued over her going to the hospital all day, but she would not go for fear of bringing disaster. She was trying to think of everyone but herself. Wednesday morning my dad found her having trouble breathing and unable to move without such severe pain that she couldn't even reach the bathroom.

    He refused her pleas to stay home and took her to Cleveland metrohealth. She was coherant till around noon when they induced coma. By 4pm she was no longer concious and they still had no idea where it started nor how she had become infected. Because they couldn't find the source they were unable to effectively treat her.

    Midnight of 1/23/2014 my mother passed away. I never got to apologize for the argument I had the night before with her over going to the hospital. I never got to say goodbye. Now all I have left to try and display my sorrow and regret is to ask others to help give her a proper burial near her home in Warren, Ohio.

    I know she had more friends on facebook than she could count, and we are thankful for all the prayers. If you wish to contact the family we are on facebook as well.

    Bethany 'Iason' MacIsaac

    Charles Sweetman

    Elisa cristenson

    I pray we can raise enough for the funeral here, as my six year old son, her most beloved "grand prize of 2007", has said "It may be a long time, but we will see her again one day."
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    Thank you for posting this, Moderator #7. Dar was a generous and sensitive soul who shared her struggles and her wisdom for many years here on BT. RIP Darlene.
    Donna, Mum to Natalie (22), ablebodied, kind and beautiful and Nicholas(26), severe CP, non-verbal, tube fed, multiple surgeries, chronic pain, happy kid except when the Liverpool football club or the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team are losing!
    Check out my blog: http://www.donnathomson.com


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