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Post by Penguin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:15 pm

I found out this afternoon that a 15 yo at one of the local schools didn't wake up this morning :( All I know I've been told fifth/ sixth/seventh hand, so I don't want to repeat what may be incorrect information, but it's just awful. Seems like there was no warning or anything apparently, totally normal last night and the worst day ever today.

One of the kids from a school I taught at was killed in a single vehicle accident a couple of weeks ago too. It's just awful.
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Post by Bailey's Mum » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:49 pm

It's so hard, isn't it? The year before I started at my first school, on Christmas Day, the year's school captain was hit by a car while mowing his own lawn, right next door to one of the life-long teachers at the school. She was my HOD, and it took her years to get over it. I ended up living around the corner on our last posting, and struggled to drive past the intersection every single day, and I didn't even know him.

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Post by Penguin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:41 pm

I must say that the phrase 'just didn't wake up', which was what was used to describe what happened to me, is one of 'those' phrases too. Because, indeed, that's what happened with C. In her case she had the coma from months on end but it was the same thing - one day she just didn't wake up and we never heard from her again. No where near as sudden and totally different circumstances, but it's one of those phrases.

What an awful story about your HOD.
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Post by mooki » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:23 pm

how incredibly sad

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Post by pseudo » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:49 pm

How devastating :(.

I didn't know them but a friend of my aunt had a little 6 year old girl who went to bed well and didn't wake up either :(. This was when I was a teenager but I've never forgotten it. She had an undiagnosed heart condition.
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Post by fellare » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:15 pm

hugs, it's hard to see these things happen :( my heart goes out to the family
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Post by Parla. » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:38 pm

So sad. One of our neighbours when I was growing up died in a similar way. He was about nine, and just a lovely boy. I still think of that family regularly.

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Post by Mummy woo! » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:57 pm

Oh Penguin, it sounds like this has really hit you hard, and the language being the same as how people talk about C must be all the more painful. My thoughts are with you.
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