User talk:Teenly

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The soaking branches drip
And all night through
The dropping will not stop
In the avenue.
Goodbye my angel.

I am sad to announce that Teenly died of leukemia (cancer of the blood and bone marrow) on the 6th of April, 2009. She pretended to be eight years old, but when she died she was about six and a half. Please see her EnWP talk page for more. Thanks to Fenneck for bringing this to my attention, and thank you to all those users who treated her well. --Eptalon (talk) 14:10, 11 April 2009 (UTC)


Teenly has died of complications resulting from leukemia.

She lived in a residence for persons with special needs, where I was her neighbor and her music teacher. Her user name "Teenly" means "Tiny". She was small in stature, but great in spirit. She lived a terribly difficult life with courage and dignity, and somehow she always found joy in the midst of the pain. I am proud to have known her.

She had the finest mind I have ever encountered; logical things like playing chess and artistic things like drawing and writing poems she could do wonderfully well, and her musical gifts were beyond compare: but when she wrote "I take gymnastics and karate and swimming and skating and dancing", she was wishing on a star. Her broken little body could do none of those things.

She had been making occasional IP edits on Wikipedia for a couple of years before creating her own account. I was one of several residents who secretly opened accounts of their own, meaning to keep watch over her. She was not too proud to ask an adult for assistance with her early edits as "Teenly", but before long, as with everything she did, she was finding her own way with very little help.

I do not believe she recognized "Fenneck" as someone she knew in real life, or she would not have told him she was eight years old, which she pretended to be on Wikipedia. In reality, at the time of her passing she was just a few days older than six and a half.


My sincere thanks to BWilkins, Error -128, Jerome Kohl, Eptalon, Nelson Nanataktuk, AlbertHerring, and any other Wikipedian who treated her with kindness and respect.

Fenneck


Sterben werd'ich, um zu leben!
Aufersteh'n, ja aufersteh'n
wirst du, mein Herz, in einem Nu!
Was du geschlagen
zu Gott wird es dich tragen!

--en:User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 23:49, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

en:User talk:Teenly

Sad, found out about her death today..too young to die..what a cruel world..an admin please protect this page and her user and subpages..thanks...Warpath (talk) 14:23, 25 July 2009 (UTC)