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Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I want to say I don't know this woman but I know what she went through cause I myself for well over ten years addicted to drugs but I have been clean for three years and I fight every day to stay clean I'm very sorry for your loss I wish she would have been free from drugs but drugs take hold and don't let go but I thank God every day that I was able to free myself for my kids my family and most of all me and I wanted to tell u thank u for seeing us as people not junkies cause a lot of people don't have a heart like u guys so thank u and again in very sorry for your loss I'm sure she was a great person

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Posted by Amanda Laraway on 10/15/2018 at 3:32 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

Stunning description of a magical, loving, struggling young woman. I have seldom read anything quite so moving. This will stay with me.
Thank you, Kate, for sharing this. So sorry to have lost Maddie.

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Posted by Marilynn Stein Langley on 10/15/2018 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I'm sitting in my car in a gas station parking lot sobbing right now and though I don't know Maddie I know the same struggle that she had all too well... But thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very perfectly put words of wisdom and truth... No drug addict ever wakes up one day and says that's what I want to be... A drug addict...its no little girls dream! And you are a wonderful person for being so open-minded and forgiving and understanding of how we as addicts may feel.... Thank you so much for sharing and my heart hurts for your family and I pray for peace for u all!!!

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Posted by Danielle M. Dixon on 10/15/2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I am so sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing Maddie's story, I know it will be of help to those who still suffer.

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Posted by Pat Murray on 10/15/2018 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

Perhaps one of the most beautiful tributes I have ever read to a PERSON who happened to be an addict. May all your memories be good ones down the road and thank you for sharing.

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Posted by danlill126@gmail.com on 10/15/2018 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I'm so sorry for your unimaginable loss. The monster finally took my son after persecuting him relentlessly. Bailey Kuk, 7/14/88-2/6/17.
I understand your broken heart.

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Posted by goodkuk on 10/15/2018 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

Only a beautiful person can touch someone in a way that allows them the strength and passion to write something so amazing. As a therapist I pray that someday the world we see this awful disease for what it is and make treatment more effective, available and the world less judgmental.

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Posted by Shannon Kelley on 10/15/2018 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

This tribute to Maddie was profoundly written, articulate and capturing. She was beautiful, smart, adventurous, loving and full of life. But that wasn't enough to savevhrr from "the demon". As the mother of an addict...I know all to well her struggles and yours. I have felt every possible emotion on this roller coaster ride from hell. I feel everyday my son is alive...is a gift. When my friends lose children to this disease, I not only feel deep sadness but also guilt. I wonder why it wasn't "my son" this time. I know that sounds crazy... or maybe each time I hear of a loss, I feel I will be next. I can't make any sense of this epidemic and so many young lives lost. I cannot imagine ypur grief. But I do believe your Maddie is free from the torment, guilt, sadness and helplessness her disease caused her. And I know you find comfort in knowing she has eternal peace. Thank you for sharing her story..her legacy. God Bless...

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Posted by Karen j on 10/15/2018 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

What a very moving authentic writing. I only wish I had met your Dear Madelyn. May God give you the strength necessary to get your family through this difficult time

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Posted by Deb Lage on 10/15/2018 at 3:01 PM

Re: “In Referendum on Refugees, Rutland Mayor Loses Reelection Bid

Amazing. The people of Rutland finally proved they have some brain cells left.

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Posted by Carmen Sepulveda on 03/08/2017 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I'm so sorry for your loss of lovely Maddie. The monster also finally took my son after torturing him for years. Bailey Kuk, 7/14/88-2/6/17. I understand your broken heart.

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Posted by goodkuk on 10/15/2018 at 10:45 AM

Re: “In Referendum on Refugees, Rutland Mayor Loses Reelection Bid

Congrats Citizens of Rutledge. Job well done. Make Rutledge Great Again!
Styxhexenhammer666 brought me here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P5wX0EQ46w

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Posted by Jeffery Dwight Carnes on 03/08/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

This is the most beautiful obituary I have ever read. You so adeptly captured the struggle of addiction, and yet portrayed Maddie in her own light. She was blessed to have such a wonderful family surrounding her. May she rest now at peace.

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Posted by Tara Kenney Gades on 10/16/2018 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Buys a Summer Home in North Hero

Wonder if Bernie's Clinton Cash came in on a shrink wrapped pallet, in Euros and Pounds?

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Posted by Flax Seed on 08/10/2016 at 10:40 AM

Re: “In Referendum on Refugees, Rutland Mayor Loses Reelection Bid

Rutland showing signs of neurological activity.

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Posted by timothy price on 03/08/2017 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Buys a Summer Home in North Hero

The Democrat Party is basically a very successful organized crime family. Just think about the similarities. They have bribes, payoffs, fall guys, rigged elections, and hit men. Do I need to remind you of Bernie's 3rd home, Super Delegates, and the murdered DNC leaker (e-mails)? Get it now?

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Posted by Marky-Mark on 08/10/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I don't know Maddie But what a honest and heartfelt message to all. Thank you for your honesty and in sharing your story you may prevent one more person from losing their life. As a result Maggie is helping more people. My heart goes out to you and your family and I will share this story to hopefully help one more person. My prayers go out to you and hope you find peace and what a beautiful way to remember Maggie!

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Posted by Caroline Foote on 10/15/2018 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

As a recovering person I thank you for this honest, heart felt obituary. This is a disease, not a weakness. I'm sorry Maddie lost the battle but grateful she had such a loving family & that she is now free of her pain and struggle. With love, JoAnn C. St Louis, MO

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Posted by JoAnn Coffey on 10/16/2018 at 1:26 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

My sorrow for your family is huge. I lost my mother to addiction back in 1972. I was 11. I've lived my life believing that your words here are the kind that others would have said about her. If their paths cross in the light, your Maddie and my Mother will be fast friends. She'll share with Maddie how much she loved the world and all of its glories. I've been told she's my Guardian Angel. Your Maddie will guide her son too. I hope he feels her hand on his shoulders and her songs in his heart always.

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Posted by Susan Stathakes on 10/16/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

I Have a son who is struggling with the same. God's Blessing for your family. Enternal rest grant unto her oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.

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Posted by Bobby Romero on 10/16/2018 at 12:32 AM

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