- Jun 30, 2022
Is there a picture, to put a face with the person who touched so many?
Unbelievable. I just lost my mother last Friday and now, after an absence on BL, I log on to find this distressing, sad news. Nurse Ratched ALWAYS replied after one of my posts. It didn't matter what I was venting about, she had the ability to make me feel seen and heard. And that is more than enough sometimes.This is some truly devastating news to break guys. I have just spoken with her mother on the phone. @Nurse Ratched passed away last Saturday. She was like a distant online mother to me. I'm utterly heartbroken. We haven't seen a BL staff member as helpful, thorough, and hard working as her in a very long time. She had a tough battle with leukemia and ultimately fell to congestive heart failure. I know she was greatly loved by so many, and she will be missed by a great number of us.
I'm personally greatly distressed that there wasn't more I said to her in the past couple months. I wish I could've said how much I loved her and how much she inspired and supported me through my own personal trouble. She had her struggles with addiction in the past, but made an amazing recovery and put in a ton of work and her own free time towards helping other people struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. This should inspire all of us.
I will be saying some prayers for her. Rest in Peace, you will be greatly missed
June 2, 1958 - November 11, 2023