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Shirley Lee Ladd September 7, 1989 - July 28, 2012

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A friend of mine, Shirley, was hiking Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. Despite a valiant rescues by 39+ volunteers and paid services, including Acadia National Park Forest Service, Mount Island Search and Rescue, Bar Harbor Fire Department, Lifeflight plus a number of volunteers, an effort lasting over 6 hours. She was pronounced dead at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Bangor, Maine at 5pm.
Shirley was hiking with a friend, approximately 3/4 of the way up the trail and having just finished the most difficult part, fell on a rock shelf about 120 feet to the trail, just missing a passing hiker.
Shirlz was going to graduate in May, and was a friend to a large number of people-- even more so she was kind to everyone and was constantly trying to make people smile. She wasn't happy until everyone else was. We are missing a truly great, unique and interesting friend, beautiful inside and out. She will be missed and loved in our hearts and minds.

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PAMNANGEL 8/7/2012 10:00AM

    Condolances on your loss emoticon

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MOM_VICKI 8/7/2012 9:38AM

    So sorry to hear about your friend. Hang in there.

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*MADHU* 8/7/2012 9:27AM

    May she R.I.P. emoticon

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GENOVESEML3 8/7/2012 9:24AM

  Thank you both, I'm sorry for hers. It's very difficult to process, but her funeral will be this Saturday and that will bring some closure. Though I am having difficulties with the fact that her Funeral is August 11th (she was 22) and my grandma's 92nd birthday is the 12th. I am very happy to have my grandma, but I'll be sad from the events preceding. Just dealing with it one day at a time.

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VLHARRIS07 8/7/2012 9:22AM

  I am so very sorry for your loss. V

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THEEXERCISER 8/7/2012 9:22AM

    I'm sorry for your loss.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

We all have our set backs. I've had the flu for the past two weeks, and Sunday, it got out of control. Had to go to the ER with severe dehydration (dizziness, weakness, difficulty thinking, cotton mouth, etc.) and severe vomiting, with tightness in chest as a result. They gave me IV steroids and some meds, including anti-emetics, and I'll slowly be getting back to normal. I usually lose a lot of muscle mass in the recovery though. Let's hope not!

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CAVEPRINCESS65 8/7/2012 9:06AM

    Focus on getting better and be patience with your body when you get back into swings of things. Sometimes we tend to over do it and forgot our body needs more time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GENOVESEML3 8/7/2012 8:58AM

  Thank you! I am feeling much better, drinking lots of water and things with electrolytes. I'm getting smarter about taking time to recover as well lol. emoticon

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DEBBIELCG 8/7/2012 8:51AM

    i hope you feel better soon. drink plenty of fluids

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