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Some of us knew her as Jessie Oliver, her pseudonym here on LJ where she blogged as [ profile] _chaotictears_.

Those who met her in real life after she became ill have documented what they saw; a girl who could not speak, who could not move from her bed, her body broken by severe ME and forced into meltdown by the invention of misguided medical professionals. Those with little or no understanding of the critical importance of total rest during the initial stages of sudden-onset, acute ME.

Those of us who knew her online knew a different Lynn. We knew a bright, intelligent and optimistic girl with a lively spirit and a keen sense of humour who always had a kind word of support whenever one of us was feeling low.

Yesterday I discovered I'd lost a dear friend. I know that for Lynn it was the release she had desperately craved. For me and the rest of her friends her passing has left a huge a heart-shaped hole in all our lives.

I've started a Facebook group called 'Friends of Lynn Gilderdale', if you've got a Facebook account please join. If you'd like an email invite from me please drop your email addy in a message to belle_marmotte(at)
Please make sure to put the NOT com!

As Lynn's mum has been arrested on suspicion of murder I think we need to rally all the support we can for her and her family.

Date: 2008-12-10 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, thank you.

Didn't know you were on Facebook, I'm here:

there's another facebook group for her too.

Date: 2008-12-10 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was so sad to hear of her passing and even sadder to discover she was _chaotictears_

My thoughts are with her family and every one of friends right now. Her loss will touch many.

T x

Date: 2008-12-10 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very well said, you found the words I could not at this hard time.

Rest in Peace Jessie, we'll miss you so very much as you had such a massive impact on our lives. All my love, your close friend Rose xxx

*hugs to you* I know you must be struggling, as I and many other friends are. Friends were such a massive and important part of Jessie's life and I know she treasured and loved us all x

Date: 2008-12-10 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't.. know what to say... ._______. I can't believe they would try to charge her mother for murder. Hasn't she been through enough?!

I didn't know these people, but I'm still very sorry. *hugs you* If there is anything I can do, you'll let me know?

For all of her suffering, I'm glad she's in a better place, now. ♥

Date: 2008-12-10 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh my god, I didn't realise she was chaotic tears. Now this has really personally touched me too, I've read and 'enjoyed' so many of her comments and posts. Shit.

more gentle hugs

Date: 2008-12-11 04:50 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-12-11 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I only found out today. I'm in shock over how things are unfolding. So heartbreaking.

Date: 2008-12-11 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is very sad. I didn't know her, I only saw her comment on LJ here and there--don't remember whose flists. My heart goes out to her family, and my hopes are for better recognition of a real, serious disease, and more, better, research.

I am very sorry you lost a friend.

Date: 2008-12-11 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't know her but this is so, so sad. It's frightening to think how many people might have been let down so badly by the medical profession. I can't imagine what her family are going through & I'm very sorry for your loss, take care.

Date: 2008-12-11 10:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am so sorry for your loss of a friend, and for all her friends and family too. Sadly I didn't know her apart from reading her comments when they appeared. I hope the circumstances of her death are cleared up quickly and that it doesn't prolong the pain for everyone

Date: 2008-12-13 11:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeshyr
Belle, would you be willing to crosspost this to me_cfs_severe? I need to have something there - I'm worried not everybody will know. But I'm not up to writing to make sense.

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