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Article ID: 10379
Posted: December 4th. 2005
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Vanessa 'Skye' Landry
Wren's beautiful and magickal daughter Skye passed over on 12/5/2005, just one day shy of her 34th birthday. Skye battled a brain tumor for nearly 6 years, but after two major brain surgeries and way to much chemo and radiation, her options had simply run out. Two months ago 'IT' started advancing again. Skye suffered little and worked some very powerful crossover magick with her mother in her final hour. Skye is survived by her loving husband and life partner for the past 14 years, Rob (pictured just below). Her life will be celebrated this week with family and friends.
Wren will be staying up in N.H. for the next several days to finalize things both physically and magically - I take this opportunity to point you to a piece that Wren wrote back in 1998 entitled 'A letter to my daughter'
In respect to Wren and for the first time in 8 years, Wren's Nest will be closed to new articles for the remainder of the week, but you are welcome to POST your thoughts HERE.
Over the past several weeks, fans of Wren's Nest have experienced several lapses in the posting of news, this is due to Wren's near weekly flights to New Hampshire. - We profoundly thank Christina for her help with the news during this period. We also thank Peg, Steve and the Aubin family for their in person support over these past weeks .
(L-R: Christina & Derrick - Skye & Rob - Samhain '95)
We thank all of you that worked your magick for Skye these past 6 years. We hope to post some remembrances from those that knew her well over the next couple of days.
Rest ye well beautiful one, you have changed our lives forever - We will never allow your light to fade.
In your service,
The Witches' Voice Inc.
Dec. 5th., 2005
Update 12/6: I just got off the phone with Wren and although I didn't think she had net access up there, she has seen this update - She could only make it through three of the comments at this time - but does promise to read them all when she is more stable emotionally. - She was clearly overwhelmed by what she saw, and I personally thank you all for your words of hope and inspiration.
Many of YOU did help Skye through two brain surgeries with YOUR magickal workings - for this we offer our deepest gratitude - it all helped to buy time. - 'They' gave Skye two years - She made six and until a few months ago her 'quality of life' was quite good.
Skye was a plain ole' Witch, just like her mama - choosing this path to learn from the lessons of life and to heal those less fortunate. I am honored to have known her.
Postscript: Wren posted this 6 years ago...
On December 27, 1999, Skye was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She underwent surgery on January 3, 2000 and the lab results show that she has a mid grade mixed glioma (grade III anaplastic oligoastrocytoma), a malignant form of primary brain cancer. There is no cure.
Brain cancer research is very limited as only about 18,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed yearly with this disease. It is considered an 'orphan disease' and one that drug companies view as financially not worth their research investment monies. Research is currently being conducted through clinical trials at various hospitals. These clinical trials focus on radiation and chemotherapy treatments that extend the lifespan of brain cancer victims. Skye optimistically trusts that these trials (which she is a candidate for) will offer her a window of hope while she -and the thousands like her-wait for a cure.
We have introduced this ribbon to raise awareness for those who currently live with the diagnosis of primary brain cancer and to support the brain cancer research that will someday allow them to simply live.
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