Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cf Sucked

Away another life yesterday.
We met Heather 2 years ago while we were in the hospital and spent quite a bit of time together..we visited her house in P~Cola a few tome for the weekend and often ended up in the hospital together since.
She got sick shortly after we met her and has spent quite a bit of time in the hospital.. just last year around this time she had a section of her lung removed and did better for a bit.
Sadly because of a series of unfortunate events we were not very close anymore. Last time I spoke with her was in October right after M's sinus surgery..I thought she was ok then but I guess not. She has been in the hosp every since we were in Feb. She had been on the vent for a few weeks but had come off a week or so ago..thats the only details I know right now besides this post her boyfriend Shane wrote on myspace
"From: Koolman R.I.P. Heather

Date: Mar 29, 2009 10:41 AM
Subject: heather

Body: heather passed away last night. it was very peaceful and she didn't suffer much in the end. i'm just glad she doesn't have to struggle any more. no arrangements have been made as of now but i'll let anyone know who asks. thanks to everyone who helped both of us along the way."
Please keep this family in your prayers.

My ♥ hurts so bad for her family and friends.

R.I.P. Heather Kirschbaum
04/11/89 - 03/28/09


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with Heather's family.

  2. I'm so sorry to read this. I will pray that her family and friends find peace during this difficult time.

  3. I love you kellee! remember you are by no means shape or form alone. text me if you need to talk.

  4. I just read some of your blog and if it makes you feel any better I was non-comlpiant with my meds before transplant too. I think it's a CF trait, LOL. Is your husband doing okay right now? I will never forget my struggle with CF and how important it is to have someone like you to support you through the battles. How is his lung function? Let me know if you have any question's cause I have lots of answer's and lots of experience. Hope all is well.

  5. Wow, Heather was only 20 years old. This is why I do all the fundraising that I find a CURE for all of our CFers.
    PS. Thanks for posting this.

  6. This is so sad! Every time I read of another CFer passing away it kind of hits me in the gut. Most of them are much younger than me, which seems even worse.