Coping With Epilepsy Mindy Fox, Marriage and Family Therapist
10% off neurofeedback training for CWE members - Santa Monica and Torrance, CA
Neurofeedback Partner - Free Advertisement
 

Go Back   Epilepsy Forum > Our House > Riva's Memorial



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 10-31-2007, 01:58 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chichester N.Y.
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Jesus has been with me through all my stuff! He has helped me face all the surgerys and all the disapointments! I would be lost without him! I hope thats not to deep for any of you.I pray for the peace of Christ for Riva amen
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 11-02-2007, 03:41 PM
jkj1995's Avatar
Joined the Party
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Athens, Georgia
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just learned of Riva's untimely passing and want to give my condolences to her husband and to the rest of her family. May she always rest in peace.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 11-02-2007, 05:57 PM
Esteemed Pillar of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Janesville, WI
Posts: 638
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I am so sorry for your loss. Here is a poem that I put on our tee shirts whenever we do walks for Epilepsy

Teardrops

They say memories are golden,
Well, maybe that is true;
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried;
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still;
In my heart you hold a piece
No one could ever fill.
But now I know you want me
To mourn for you no more,
To remember the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today;
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay.
If tears could build a stairway
And heartache make a lane;
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same;
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain. Revelation 21:4a
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 11-02-2007, 06:41 PM
Joined the Party
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am new, but I felt very very sad when I read that awful new. Rest in peace.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 11-03-2007, 08:11 PM
Birdbomb's Avatar
Super Moderator / VNS Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 2,398
Thanks: 169
Thanked 268 Times in 136 Posts
I just printed up all the threads from the different forums and will be sending then to Claude Monday morning.

At this time I would like to thank everyone for their contributions and for allowing Claude the opportunity to see how many lives Riva touched.


__________________


http://www.vnsmessageboard.com

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
(Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965)

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”


.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 11-04-2007, 06:54 AM
Weaving the Community Fabric
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: England
Posts: 191
Thanks: 5
Thanked 82 Times in 57 Posts

My Deepest Sympothy


Sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of Riva (Positiveperson) after she kindly welcomed me into the group only a short while ago.

Andrew
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 11-04-2007, 09:40 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chichester N.Y.
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
What a nice poem! It almost brings tears to your eyes! Its important to try to be happy for Riva! She is at peace, no more worring when the next episode will happen. God is Great!
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 11-04-2007, 06:07 PM
maureen's Avatar
Joined the Party
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 97
Thanks: 40
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by tinasmom View Post:
I am so sorry for your loss. Here is a poem that I put on our tee shirts whenever we do walks for Epilepsy

Teardrops

They say memories are golden,
Well, maybe that is true;
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried;
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still;
In my heart you hold a piece
No one could ever fill.
But now I know you want me
To mourn for you no more,
To remember the happy times
Life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today;
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay.
If tears could build a stairway
And heartache make a lane;
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same;
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain. Revelation 21:4a
What a beautiful, thoughtful, hopeful poem!! It certainly brought tears to my eyes. It brought all of the people I have lost over the years to mind and reassured me that they are not forgotten and are in a better place. At peace with no pain.

I hope it and all the notes that have been posted provides comfort to Riva's family.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 11-04-2007, 07:31 PM
Esteemed Pillar of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Janesville, WI
Posts: 638
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
It hurts to lose someone to seizures, but when I tell my story of Tina I always say that she finally became seizure free on the day of her death. It helps me to cope with the loss and to know that she is not suffering anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 11-05-2007, 07:19 AM
Weaving the Community Fabric
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Birdbomb, thank you for putting together the words we wrote about our appreciation of Riva. I am sure it will be comforting to Claude.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 11-05-2007, 10:49 AM
Birdbomb's Avatar
Super Moderator / VNS Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 2,398
Thanks: 169
Thanked 268 Times in 136 Posts
I'm not sure but I believe his use of the internet was limited and Riva's contribution to the vast network of epilepsy was also not known to him. At least this way, he will see Riva was special to MANY, MANY lives.

Thank you all again for your condolances.

Riva is missed.
__________________


http://www.vnsmessageboard.com

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
(Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965)

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”


.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 11-05-2007, 11:46 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chichester N.Y.
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
I didnt get to know Riva because Im very new here but,I can tell from all the LOVE at this site that she was a very special person to all! The Peace of Christ be with all who mourn her amen
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 11-08-2007, 05:52 PM
Brainskip's Avatar
Joined the Party
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I to want to send my condolences, its so sad to hear when these things happen. I remember Riva from the EFA site and she was always a very nice and supportive person to so many people. She will be missed.

Brian
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 11-10-2007, 07:12 AM
moxiecat74's Avatar
Getting Comfortable
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post

I'm so sorry


I didn't know Riva well but her posts to me were always so sweet and encouraging. This is a sad day. A guiding light for all of us just beginning to deal with seizures has been extinguished. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

Heather
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 11-10-2007, 11:19 PM
Birdbomb's Avatar
Super Moderator / VNS Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 2,398
Thanks: 169
Thanked 268 Times in 136 Posts

Smile


Claude called me this evening. He recieved his package of all the wonderful posts everyone had done from all the different sites I had posted about Riva and was blown away!

He had no idea how many people Riva knew and he was amazed by all the responses.

Claude said several people had requested photos of Riva so what he is going to do is create a CD with photos of Riva in places they had been and are special to the both of them. He has give me permission to post these images.*

As soon as the CD arrives I will post those images, so now we will be able to place a face with that wonderful warmhearted Positive Person!

Claude also wanted to say thank you for all the cards. He was not expecting so many from people he did not know. The E community has come together and helped eased this man's grief. I am so porud to know so many fine and caring people. Thank you all for showing Claude how much you cared about Riva.



*any images of Riva and/or Claude posted by anyone other than myself is a vioaltion of of their privacy. They do not have consent and are in violation of the law.
__________________


http://www.vnsmessageboard.com

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
(Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965)

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”


.

Last edited by Birdbomb; 11-10-2007 at 11:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 11-11-2007, 12:00 AM
Paula Apodaca's Avatar
New Here
Recent Blog: The Bell
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

...and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...



Claude and all of the rest of us touched by Riva:
It has taken me some time to collect my thoughts. It has long been one of my greatest fears that this will be my own ending...so the news that it was Riva's makes me feel the blow at an unbelievable depth.

Still, it is Riva's life I came to comment on: she offered me support after reading my blog and a blessing that I can never forget: that I would be seizure free. She was a true friend, even out here in Cyberia...

My condolences to Claude, and to all of us who must continue our lives without her compassionate heart and willing support for our smallest victories.
Paula Apodaca

Last edited by Paula Apodaca; 11-11-2007 at 12:06 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 11-25-2007, 03:43 PM
RobinN's Avatar
Super Moderator / Super Mom
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCA
Posts: 7,836
Thanks: 181
Thanked 733 Times in 554 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to RobinN


Happy Birthday Riva.
May you be enjoying all those sinful delights that you had to walk away from before.
We all miss you!
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 11-25-2007, 03:45 PM
Recent Blog: Lots of giggin'!...
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 29 Posts

Smile Happy Birthday Riva!...


Shine some sunshine on Claude today girl.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 11-25-2007, 03:57 PM
Esteemed Pillar of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Janesville, WI
Posts: 638
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Happy Birthday Riva!!

This birthday is the first celebration with the angels.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 11-25-2007, 04:52 PM
Account Closed
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tampa Bay Region, FL
Posts: 3,452
Thanks: 28
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts

Smile Happy Heavenly Birthday Riva!




Happy Birthday Riva with
the Angels!

Last edited by brain; 11-25-2007 at 05:15 PM. Reason: got booted offline
Reply With Quote
Reply

« Danny | Mercy Beach »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2005 © Measuring Up. ALL rights reserved.