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Offline Heorhij

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My student and her son
« on: March 18, 2008, 01:30:28 PM »
I just heard from my students that their classmate in my General Microbiology class, Jennifer L., lost her 6 months-old son earlier today. I am not sure whether the baby had been seriously ill before he died, or was it just a sudden infant death. Jennifer is an extremely nice, hard-working young woman, an African American, apparently from a low-income background. I can only imagine her desperation. She is 25 years old, a major in Nursing and Language-Speech Pathology.
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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 01:45:07 PM »
Lord have mercy on them both.
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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 05:01:13 PM »
Lord have mercy on Jennifer and her son!  Give her comfort in this terrible loss.


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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 05:16:22 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 07:47:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy on this family. Please help them. Lord, have mercy.

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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 08:08:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy!!
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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 02:24:29 AM »
I will pray. Lord have mercy.

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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 07:50:14 AM »
Thank you for your prayers. An update: for about a week, the baby had difficulties breathing, but the family thought it was just a "bronchitis." The body was delivered to Jackson yesterday, for autopsy.

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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 04:51:55 PM »
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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 11:16:12 PM »
Prayers...

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Re: My student and her son
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2008, 11:39:30 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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