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#1 CRASHER

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:25 PM

It's been a day and half since I found out but I was sitting on it.. just cause it took this long to totally absorb and even accept the fact that it happened..... she was only 17 too... it seems so unfair......

I don't think many of you guys out there knew her, but I knew her kinda well over the last few months... and I'm still broken up the news of this. I had become pretty good friends with Hells over the past few months as we'd talk all the time on here (a good bit of that was from the GTA thread), and we became pretty good friends, and I got to know her as well as you can know someone through one of these forums without actually meeting them. And then I got the news yesterday morning. Saw her listed on the on-line list... so I sent her a PM asking where she's been.... and it's how I found out this awful news.. turns out it was her sister going through all her internet stuff to try to tell her friends (of wish I considered myself one) what happened to her...... it's hard enough to type so I will just say what her sister said

She was quite a character and was just getting her life straightened out it seems. She was driving my car at when it must have broken down. She was parked on the side of the highway when the truck hit the back of the car. She had brain damage and was being kept alive by machines, but we decided to turn them off because she had told me once that if anything ever happened to her and there's wasn't a chance to return to normal to just not let her stay alive, we decided to honor her wishes. It all just seems so unfair, she loved her new nephew so much and was planning on going to college and break the mold of this family and she could have done it. I'm sorry this is very surreal to read what I just wrote...

So Claudia I hope somewhere you can see this thread, I wish I had gotten to know you better (though I considered us rather close as is) and I was looking forward to you coming back to NJ for college and I'm going to miss the hell out of you (pardon the pun)... God speed where ever you are now, and I just hope you have a great seat somewhere near me when the Devils win the Cup again... I'll always miss you and think highly of you...at least you'll look good in the great beyond with your Devils jersey... it's so hard to say this to a person who I considered such a dear friend... but good bye, I'll miss you and think of you always ! Hopefully you're in a better place now :pray:
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:36 PM

Damn. I didn't know her at all, but this totally sucks. Why does this sh!t always seem to happen around the holidays? :saddevil:

This makes it two boards I'm on where someone has died in the last month. Unreal.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:38 PM

Wow...didn't really know her, but I did notice she wasn't posting. Really sad. My condolences to her family. :(
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:39 PM

OMG this is horrible news :(

Im so sorry to hear about all this, my thoughts and prayers are with her, her family, and anyone who is a friend of hers :pray:
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:39 PM

OMG. That is....well...it sucks! I don't know what to say but, too young for someone to go. RIP, Hells. :evilcry:
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:39 PM

sad to hear this. My condolences to her family and friends.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:41 PM

I was upset reading this yesterday when it was relayed to me via RD. May she rest in peace. It is always a tragedy when someone dies especially so young.

RD made a nice graphic which has been added as Hells profile image so she can be remembered.


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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:42 PM

thank you crasher.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:46 PM

Oh my goodness.

So shocking. She will be remembered as a person of great spirit and strength.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:47 PM

My thoughts and prayers to her family. God bless
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:53 PM

I'm not one to write condolensces to people who won't read them, but my heart does go out to those that knew Hells.

Kinda makes the rest of what we've been bickering about on here the past few days seem totally insignificant.

BTW - I saw the graphic on her members page. Very well done RD.

Thanks for letting us know Scott.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:03 PM

http://www.njdevs.co...showtopic=16215

Rest in peace, Claudia. I know you'll still be rooting for the Devils up in Heaven. :pray:
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:30 PM

Wow, this is horrible.

May her soul rest in peace.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:34 PM

That is really sad....I feel so sad fow those who knew her...
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:36 PM

It was sobering when I heard the news yesterday. My thoughts go out to her friends and family.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:14 PM

G-d bless her family.

May she rest in peace.
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:19 PM

A sad loss :(

Rest in Peace :pray:
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:24 PM

Tomorrow is that Wear Your Jersey day thing. And I was thinking that for our forum we could do it in Claudia's honor.

Farewell, friend.

Edited by Elias Sports Bureau, 14 December 2004 - 03:26 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:30 PM

I am so sorry to hear this news. :( It sucks to hear stories like this, espicially when it happens to people that are young and around your age. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. RIP
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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:38 PM

this is terrible news :( I can hardly think of anything to say...

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god bless Claudia
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