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Donations to help Shadowdancer’s family after tragic loss of their child

Many of you know Shadowdancer Duskstar, who has been posting here for many years.

Earlier this week they tragically lost their 11 month old son.

This Paypal link was set up for them. Because they live in Australia, this is the best way to donate money.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9MCPUTTUCBTUW

She said “Any donations will go towards the cost of providing Brandon with a proper farewell, and easing the strain on the family with our abnormally tight living expenses during this time.”

Our prayers are with them in this time of need.

Last SP post for the week, to my people, don't blame Tor
A response to George R. R. Martin from the author who started Sad Puppies
Kain Yusanagi
Guest

My condolences for their loss.

James May
Guest

My thoughts go with you.

Pete
Guest

She also has a short story for sale on Amazon, if you want to help out that way.

http://www.amazon.com/Sparrowind-Dragon-Who-Lived-Knight-ebook/dp/B00P5RWSBC/

Monte young
Guest

my condolences t othier family.. its not alot but i hope it helps.

Rawle Nyanzi
Guest

I donated. It was the least I could do; I really enjoy Shadowdancer’s comments.

Agent J
Guest

Thanks, Larry, for the heads-up. Done.

Jason
Guest

There are no words that can offer sufficient condolences for the loss of a child. My thoughts are with them.

Nick
Guest

Sending thoughts and prayers as well.

Shadowdancer
Guest

Dear Larry, thank you for your care and kindness.

Could I ask folks to also keep in their thoughts ad prayers my housemate and co-author Aff? He isn’t bloodkin but he is family and this hit him very, very hard.

Shadowdancer
Guest

(Also, Brandon was about 11 weeks old. Eleven months, if only…!)

Jon Nials
Guest

May his soul rest amongst the angels, may he experience the uncreated Light with joy unalloyed.

Bought your book, threw a few pennies your way.

I will raise both their names up in prayer, as well as you and yours.

windsong
Guest

Sending my thoughts and prayers as well.

Linamar
Guest

I’m so, so sorry for your loss, Shadowdancer.

CCO
Guest

Please allow me to extend my deepest sympathy, and you are in my prayers.

The Phantom
Guest

Shadow, sent you a wee donation and bought your book. It isn’t much, but I hope it makes you feel a wee bit better.

Wes S.
Guest

Oh God, no. I haven’t the words…

Added to the prayer list.

G
Guest

Done. Wish I could do more. May God’s peace, love and serenity somehow find its way into your whole family’s hearts.

Rick E.
Guest

My heart goes out to you. I donated what I could and I look forward to reading your book.
You and yours are in my thoughts and I will raise a glass tonight in your baby’s memory.
Unfortunately there are no words any of us can speak that will ease the hurt you feel now, only time will do that.
If however you need to talk I know there are people here that will listen. I know I will if you need to talk.
Take care.
Rick

Suburbanbanshee
Guest

I know not everyone prays for the souls of the deceased, but here’s a prayer for the grieving who are still in this life. Feel free to adapt it to your beliefs.

O Lord, Whose ways are beyond understanding,
please listen to our prayers:
that those weighed down by grief
at the loss of this little child
may find reassurance in Your infinite goodness.

Amen.

Richard McEnroe
Guest

Contribution sent, condolences offered.

Peter O
Guest

For those not on facebook, some updates and links that had been posted there.

Kate’s post with some charity donation suggestions.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/99503651773/permalink/10153196004586774/

A memorial page from their roommate:
https://www.affsdiary.com/inmemory.shtml

Jim Gorcz
Guest

Having only read the woman’s comments here, she seems like a thoughtful, decent person. I cannot imagine what she feels right now. I have 3 daughters of my own and the thought of losing one would be devastating.
Larry – I don’t have the words but I think that your friend Peter Grant would. If I might make the suggestion that he would be the right person to contact.

MadRocketSci
Guest

My condolences.

Woelf Dietrich
Guest

I am so, so sorry. I have no words.

Rev. Paul
Guest

Like the others said, there are no words which can ease the pain; only our presence and contributions will do that.

Xsyq
Guest

D&C 137:10 – And I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven.

Your son will be waiting for you.

Expendable Henchman
Guest

I hope the purchase and donation help.

My condolences.

I guess that’s polite-ese for “I’m utterly at a loss for what to say”.

Please forgive any spelling errors. I’m having a very tough time seeing my 50″ monitor right now.

Karen Miller
Guest

Bless his little soul. My condolences to you and yours.

Synova
Guest

Like others, I’ve got no words. I don’t know if it helps at all to know how much people care. I can’t imagine how it *could* help. But we do.

Doctor Locketopus
Guest

So sorry to hear this.

There is no worse pain in this life.

bojojoti
Guest

So sorry for the loss of your sweet boy.

DaveP.
Guest

My thoughts are with you and yours.

Joe Maddox
Guest

Thoughts and prayers are with Shadowdancer and her
Family. Today marks 14 years to the day of the loss of our oldest daughter. May God bring them peace and comfort.

Dr. Mauser
Guest

I hope what I sent helps.

Jim Gorcz
Guest

Bought the book last night, donated this morning. Still can’t come up with any coherent words. Monitor keeps getting fuzzy.

Pat Patterson
Guest

I was supposed to do a book review of Brad’s “Lights in the Deep” today, but this had to come first.

http://habakkuk21.blogspot.com/2015/04/processing-our-grief.html

BG
Guest

Larry,

Thank you so much for doing this. Shadow’s been a close friend of mine for years, and has really had to deal with far more than her fair share of heartbreak. It really means a lot for you to use this platform to help her out.

I don’t comment here, but I know she’s a regular and it says a lot that you did this. You’re a good man. Thank you again.

hvogel
Guest

I have no words to express my sorrow for you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Heath J
Guest

Threw them a bone.

Why not, something positive might as well come from this week. (not that I consider SP3 a negative). Just something to mitigate the (Socialist) hate.

Imagine where we’d be if everyone that pony’d up for a supporting membership threw in.

Pat Patterson
Guest

That was a singularly unfortunate use of words.

Mars
Guest

Shadowdancer, I can not even imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I wish I could donate or that I could in some meaningful way help. All I can do is say that I hope that the support and love you are receiving from fellow fans can in some way help you through this time, and that you are able to take whatever strength you can from it.

Darius
Guest

Condolences. I’m sorry for what happened, and hope that what little I can do helps.

petitor
Guest

I’ve never commented before, but I lurk frequently and always appreciate Shadowdancer’s comments.

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

I’m a serving member of the CAF, and have been impressed by professionalism and competence in the interactions I’ve had with members of the ADF, including in Afghanistan. I don’t have much to spare right now, but I’ve sent what I can and I hope that it conveys support from one military family to another in your time of trouble.

Stephanie Z
Guest

I am so sorry for your loss, Shadowdancer. We lost our only child before birth, so I know a little of what you are going through. I’m afraid money is too tight right now for me to donate, but I will keep you, your family, and your sweet son in my prayers.

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Know that you have a lot of people thinking about you right now, Shadowdancer.

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