Sad News Regarding an Allnurses Member:

  1. I received very sad news about a fellow allnurses member and Great supporter and fan of nurses. His name was Nick and I used to correspond with him from time to time on Yahoo messenger. He was a member here who did not say a lot but when he did it was very supportive and he honored nurses. His allnurses name was nrw350. Here is a notice of his passing I received from his uncle:

    nrw350: Hi, My Name is Phil Walley, Nick Walleys Uncle. Letting people know he has passed away. He passed away on July 11, 2003. they found blood clot in his aorta. He donated his organs to help others. There will be a Mass said for him this Saturday July 19, 2003 at 11:00 am. please leave a mesage here. This is so his Family can read. Thank you for your praryers, thoughts, and condolences.

    I thought you all would like to know and perhaps send condolences to this very YOUNG man's family. Thank you. I have copied/pasted this thread to his Uncle so he can see we are thinking of Nick and his family.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jul 14, '03
  2. 32 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    How very sad. It's a wonderful gift to be an organ donor. Will be thinking of him on the 19th.
  4. by   Huq
    My thoughts are with his family.
  5. by   jnette
    Oh,oh, oh. How I do hate to hear this.

    Words fail me now.

    May his family be comforted in this time of need, and may he rest in peace.

    Thank you Deb, for passing this along, although it is certainly something all of us dread to hear.

    May he be remembered by the kind words you have spoken.
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    I am saddened to hear about this young man's passing. My condolences for his family and his friends.
  7. by   dianah
    Thoughts go out to his family and friends at their profound loss. It IS thoughtful of him to donate his organs. What a blessing for others.
  8. by   ERNurse752
    Oh my God...

    I remember him, we used to talk through PM's.

    My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family...
  9. by   CountrifiedRN
    Warm thoughts and prayers to Nick's family and friends in this time of sorrow. It is so very sad when someone so young passes on. I hope they find comfort knowing that his donation will be helping others.
  10. by   meandragonbrett
    I talked to nick on yahoo instant messenger all the time. He was a cool guy and was very intrigued with medicine. He'll be missed greatly. I had no idea that he was an organ donor. That is a topic that is dear to my heart and I am glad to see his organs were donated. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. by   nursenoelle
    I have no words. My prayers are with his family. I take comfort that he will live on in others with his gift.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    thank you all for your thoughts. they are sure to bring comfort to a shocked family in DEEP mourning for this fine young man.
  13. by   NICU_Nurse
    Oh, my God!! He was only what...23?! How terribly, terribly sad.

    I remember Nick quite well- in fact, he posted here just a few days ago! He always struck me as such a compassionate and enthusiastic person. Never wrote a single negative thing on here, as far as I know. He was always so supportive of nurses and always making positive comments in the threads, and I just cannot believe this!

    Please let his family know that he was a very important member of this online community, and that he will be missed fiercely by me and a lot of other people who frequent these boards. I know it meant a lot to a lot of people that he was full of so much good will and cheer. He was a very passionate nursing enthusiast, and people like him are just too few and far between. He was one of the people that helped me keep such a positive attitude about nursing- just knowing he was so unfailingly supportive made me feel better every time I read one of his posts.

    I am just so, so sad and sorry to hear this.
    Last edit by NICU_Nurse on Jul 15, '03
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wow thank you for those wonderful words, Kristi. I remember him the same way.....

    I am still in shock.