Chanel's Condition

Discussion in 'San Francisco, CA' started by Jedi_Tenken, Oct 24, 2003.

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  1. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2000
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    Hey everyone,
    I just got back from my day at UCSF moffit hospital and as most of you know Chanel is currently in the ICU. As one of Chanel's friends I will report to you all now as to Chanel's current condition and what has
    occurred and what will also happen.

    Chanel is in currently in critical condition and the current scenario looks pretty bleak. However, we all still maintain hope that she can pull through and fight back from this. Chanel suffered two major heart attacks on Sunday and during the operation to stabilize and correct her heart problems she also suffered a stroke. There is extensive damage to her heart and brain currently, and her stability has fluctuated through out the day in which currently she is unconscious. There has been swelling in the brain and the left hemisphere is, as far as the doctors can tell, has suffered damaged.

    Over the course of tonight they will conduct further tests to see if Chanel can breathe without the use of a breathing apparatus machine and also use a radioactive isotope tracer to track blood movement throughout her brain to see if there is still blood getting through. Tomorrow they should have a clear indication on how much damage there possibly is and if it can be recoverable. We all wish that Chanel will come through this with everything she has.

    As her friends needless to say we all wish our deepest hopes that she will recover. Her strength for living has always come from her friends and now she needs that strength more than ever. So by either prayer, good and warm thoughts, a projected Jedi healing trance... it doesn't matter, let's all send her our power now, more than ever. I will write again tomorrow after I go back tomorrow and know more. May the Force and the love and support of all of us be with Chanel.

    I hope everyone doesn't mind that I copied and pasted this. I've been making the same kind of announcment all night long and it's wearing on me. Thanks everyone.
  2. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2000
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    Oh also the visiting for Chanel at UCSF goes as follows. They were allowing two people to see her at a time. Visiting hours are from 6am-9pm (sorry I told some of you 5pm, my memory is totally shocked and failing currently.) After 9pm you can still visit but would have to come in through a special enterance and have a special badge from the front desk. I'm sure Chanel would love to have her friends visit so feel free to come by even for a little while and offer support.

    Also another thing is that they do not allow flowers in the ICU. I assume it's due to biological pathogens or possible allegies to pollen. Regardless other things like teddy bears, any pictures would like to share, balloons, cards, and things like that are fine.
  3. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2002
    star 6
    I hope you don't mind, I'll post this information on the fanforce City Rep forum. My thought on this is that the more people praying for her, the better.
  4. varza Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 7, 2002
    star 4
    my prayers are with her.
  5. DarthBreezy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2002
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    Would someone be willing to get the address of the hospital or a 'Care of' address so members of our virtual family can send cards and what not?

    Thanks!

    Breezy and the Mos Everett Fan Force
  6. cryovader Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 24, 2003
    we have setup a E-mail listserver to keep everyone updated on Chanel's conditon.
    The temp website is at:
    http://www.goldengategarrison.com/chanel

    To subscribe, send an e-mail to majordomo@goldengategarrison.com with the following in the message body:

    suscribe chanel
    end


    To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to majordomo@goldengategarrison.com with the following in the message body:

    unsubcribe chanel
    end


    to post messages to the group, send the message to chanel@goldengategarrison.com


    thanks,

    Ian
    iceman@cryogenesys.com

  7. Hand-Schaub Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2003
    star 1
    So ... is it true what I have heard this Friday the 24th? My heart sinks...
  8. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2002
    star 6
    Its true, I received a call from Ming tonight. :_| I've changed my signature and am going through all my pictures now that I have of Chanel so that I can forward them on to you.
  9. Hand-Schaub Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2003
    star 1
    Thanks Linda. Kinda lost for words... So I'll just cry.
  10. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Dec 4, 2000
    star 7
    My deepest Sympathies to you all. I have no other words to express my sorrow...
  11. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2002
    star 6
    The SDSWS wants to help raise money for Chanel's daughter's college fund. We are going to make decals of the picture below and sell them for $5. They can be put on the shoulder bells of armor, or just about anywhere. All money raised would go into the college fund or wherever Chanel's family thinks is best. What do you guys think?

    <img src="http://idisk.mac.com/micdavis/Public/ForChanelsm.jpg">
  12. Rogue6 Force Ghost

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    It's hard to put into words how we all feel.

    Chanel was a great inspiration and her energy still surrounds us all.

    As much as we hoped it would not lead to this, I know this was perhaps the best thing Chanel, so she would not suffer.

    While I only had the honor of a few brief encounters and meetings with Chanel, I could tell she was a special person and was genuine through and through.

    I pray for her and her family at this time...
  13. Rogue6 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 12, 2002
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    I love the idea of the patch. Let's get this started.

  14. Jazmachine Jedi Knight

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    Oct 24, 2003
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    This is truly a sad day...my sister and I are heartbroken to hear the news of her passing. We have been talking about the times that we spent with her and how sweet she was. I wish I could have spent more time with her. But she is in a better place right now and she will always be with us and watching down on us. Were gonna miss you Chanel!
  15. Hand-Schaub Jedi Knight

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    Sep 18, 2003
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  16. Jazmachine Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 24, 2003
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    also, please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help
  17. BLUE-SQUADRON-LEADER Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 2003
    star 2
    Hello, I am part of the San Diego Star Wars Society, I think that you should visit our website: www.sandiegostarwars.com.
    Look under the San Diego Society Forum, then

    "Some Sad News Regarding Chanel (Padme_skywalkr)"

    Although very few of us really met her, we all were praying for her. I never met her, but I wish I had a chance,

    Sean :(
  18. micdavis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 10, 2003
    star 4
    We were honored to have her as a friend, and special guest at the SDSWS booth at Comic-Con.

    I was amazed she came all the way to LA just to see a concert. That's dedication.

    She was a great asset to fans and fandom and will be sorely missed.

    :(
  19. sacul-1138 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2000
    star 5
    While I didn't know her personally. I'm really sorry for the loss for not only her family but you the people who knew her.

    after talking with our city rep Bridgette I wish I had known her. She sounds like a wonderful person to be around. she will be missed.

    Let the Sacramento Rogue Force know if there's anything we can do.

    Sign me up for some of those patches as well.

    My thoughts are with her family and you as well.
  20. wraithsqd Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2003
    I just wanted to say how sorry i am,My friend and i met Chanel at con this year and she was so nice and kind. my heart is with her Famly

    God Bless
    Kevin (Wraith)
  21. DanakinSkywalker Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 25, 2003
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    Sign me up for a few of those decals as well. I'll talk to my fellow members about it too.
  22. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2000
    star 4
    Hey all, yes it is true, we have lost a wonderful person today in Chanel. I would have wrote on here sooner but I've been making phone calls to as many people as I could think of... while not trying to lose it completely. If people would like to know more info I'll talk to them individually. I will just say that the last I saw of Chanel she was comfortable. The last test they did found that she was clinically brain dead and wouldn't recover. Her mother told me that she was dead even though the machines were still keeping her body going.
  23. DarthVader79 San Francisco FF Chapter Rep

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Jun 16, 2001
    star 4
    We all love and miss you very much Chanel, you were a great friend. Where ever you are now its become a better place.

    -Erick
  24. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 27, 2001
    star 6
    She was nothing but sweet, kind, and helpful. She had nothing but joy to give. This is a sad day for us all.

    She will be missed greatly. :_|
  25. cryovader Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 24, 2003
    We had some patches done for our garrison, I will see about pricing for this.
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