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Message from xxwhitewitchxx's mom

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Chardon Miller's picture
Joined: Mar 4 2008
Message from xxwhitewitchxx's mom

It took me a while, but I finally made it in.  The comments from everyone were wonderful.  All of the e-mails, cards and phone calls have said the same things.


I am Kris’s mom.  She rented our upstairs apartment and we had dinner with her the night before.  She went to work at around 6 or 6:30 Thursday morning and they called me around 8:30 and said that they had the squad up there.  We met them at the hospital.  When the social worker came out and took us into a little room, we knew it wasn’t good.  We thought she had passed out, they would give her an IV and she’d come home.  They did CPR on her for about 1 ½ hours (they usually only do that for about 45 minutes), but they couldn’t get her heart started, even by giving her shots in her heart.  The death certificate says acute cardiac something, but we’re pretty sure it was a brain aneurysm.    

She was an organ donor so it took longer to get her to the funeral home, but our social worker worked some miracles and got that procedure hurried up.  She was able to donate her corneas and eyes, so she’s given the gift of sight to some folks.  That is so Kris.  She really loved people.  She always knew when I needed a hug.  BOY DO I NEED ONE NOW!!!!  We miss her so much.

Please pass on our appreciation and blessings to all of the folks who have sent in condolences on the Africam.  Everyone sounds wonderful.  I can see why Kris loved you all so much.

God Bless




"Butterflies and zebras, And moonbeams and fairy tales
That's all she ever thinks about, Riding with the wind.
— Jimi Hendrix

tomatotamata's picture
Joined: Jul 23 2009

Dear Chardon, thank you so much for the letter from Kris's Mum, i and the Bommites will miss her very much, rest in peace be happy where ever your spirit  be Kris. Doris



Haze's picture
Joined: Nov 9 2008

Chardon, thank-you so much for posting Jeri's message. I think of Kris everyday, and miss her dearly.


Enjoy the Journey!   Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away!       Hazel

veronica51 (not verified)
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Thank you so much Chardon.


Ursula's picture
Joined: Feb 18 2006

Thank you, Chardon for posting this here.

 We have another African Angel now. I'm sure she is happy there where she is now surrounded by all the critters she loved so much!

Please tell Jeri that my thoughts are with her and her family. I wish them strength and faith in these dark days.


Nkosi sikelel' iAfrica (National Hymn of SA)

God bless Africa!

Poppet's picture
Joined: Mar 25 2008

Chardon, thank you for posting this.  And please tell Kris's mum thank you and that we are all thinking of her and her family at this sad time of their loss..and our loss too


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Joined: Apr 14 2009

Thank you for passing this on. Please tell her mom We all still miss Kris so much. I am sure her mother and family miss her even more. Glad to hear you were able to donate her eyes and corneas. Somebody else will be able to see the beauty as Kris did. Kris was such a wonderful person.



Congokid (not verified)
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Chardon, thank you for posting this!

Jeri, there are no words that can ease the pain of your loss.  But, knowing that your daughter was loved by so many people does help!  We here on Africam enjoyed her so much and she is already missed terribly.  Now it is you and your family who need the love, prayers and good wishes of those that loved her.  May you find peace in having had her even for a short time.  It is so much better than never having her at all!  God bless you!

KeeKee's picture
Joined: Mar 17 2007

OMG!  Just finding out about this.  Such saddening news.

May angels wings surround her mom and whole family.

Fani's picture
Joined: Feb 18 2006

Thanks Chardon, please pass to kris mom our hugs and our thought...

She was a great person ..to be an organ donor ...and as Karen says ..someone can see through her eyes ...and maybe with the way she looked with love in nature ...


L's picture
Joined: Feb 18 2006

Thanks for passing this on, Chardon, please pass on hugs and prayers to Kris's mom, she needs it and seems a wonderful person!

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