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I have been reading and following a story, about a woman who was married and collasped during her and hubbys wedding song dance. Though she was diabetic, she died of heart disease. She was 36!

Let me tell you, if that isn't motivation enough to get healthy, I don't know what is. Sad, very sad.

Edited Feb 13 2008 06:03 by nycgirl
Reason: Moved from WL to the Lounge
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I read about that also. She died in her new husbands arms. So sad. Her family said that she was literally a poster child for diabetes and had heart problems in the past. She had a prior heart attack when she was in her 20's.

My heart goes out to her family.

I read that too, on Yahoo.

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.  It literally almost left me in tears.  :*(
But it really is a good motivation to get healthy... its tangibilizes the consequences :[

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My God!! My heart breaks... she is only 4 years older than me. I am going to call my-husband. This story is the reason that I am losing weight. I do not want to be this woman. I want to be there for my children. I am going to print this and put it on my fridge door. It may sound sad to use someone Else's tragedy as motivation...but, that is what I am going to do.
Lessin, From the stories I've read I don't think she would mind being used as motivation.  From her stand point I would like to believe that she would feel good that something positive came out of her tragedy :*(  I do feel really awful for her and her family. It is mysterious how God plans things out.

I seriously doubt god had anything to do with a woman dying at 36.  At least I hope not.

 I think people died who tragically would want a lesson to be taken from it, in some form or another.

I recently lost a friend who was at my wedding a year and a half ago to drunk driving.  The bastard got her kids too, and had few injuries.  It makes me redouble efforts to keep my friends from even thinking about driving after a beer. 

Very tragic story - we should all take the "get yourself healthy" lesson seriously. But a heart attack in one's 20's and dying at 36 of heart disease probably has much more to do with genetics than lifestyle. I can't imagine the pain her husband must be enduring... the whole thing really makes me want to hug my husband!
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