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.

(Link removed by request of Shadowdancer- Jack)

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

45 thoughts on “Donations to help Shadowdancer’s family after tragic loss of their child”

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

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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