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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

 

Death (again)

Sad news today - a gifted, wacky, and wonderful woman has taken her own life. I knew her through one of the many listservs that provide a true community for gifted people regardless of their physical location. A gifted advocate and educator, wife, and mother, to name just a few of her roles, Ange will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched all over the world.

It is really incredible that so much love and joy can be gone in an instant. I don't believe she has disappeared but it sure feels that way at the moment. Although evidence is inconclusive, my intuition tells me that gifted people are more likely to suffer from depression, and much better at hiding the severity of their symptoms, than the general population.

I think the best way to remember her is to continue her work of giving gifted kids the support they need - she was planning an online school for them, including chat rooms and lots of other resources. I hope this project does not die with her and I will offer my assistance in any way I can. I will continue to create my own brand of support and keep showing up for gifted issues.

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