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  • Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

    It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of Laura Montgomery (LMonty). She died suddenly this weekend.

    She was a pioneer on the internet believing that individuals can speak with one voice and make a difference. And she was right.

    She joined FluTrackers in the first week that we were online.

    We were thrilled when she joined because she was already highly respected on the internet and she helped us by lending her name to our site.

    She began to load FluTrackers with our first preparation threads. Her thread "BASIC PREPS LIST FOR ONE -30 Days" written in 2006 has 88,478 hits and just last week I saw the International Red Cross reading her first post.

    In February of 2007 Laura agreed to be an administrator of FluTrackers and also in that same year she agreed to be a founder of our advisory board. As a registered nurse she had practical knowledge that was invaluable.

    She touched many with her sage advice and thoughtful comments. She was a voice of reason in a time of turmoil.

    She called me several times concerned about my situation when I started a farming project a few years ago. She knew I was overwhelmed and her emotional support was very comforting. I will never forget her kind and reassuring words. She lives on in the hearts of those that she touched and she is still with us in spirit.

    "So, you are not dead, your soul still lives, lives on in a higher plane, and in your loved one's hearts."

    Ken Wilber

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    "May the long time sun
    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
    Aristotle

    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Be the light that is within.

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    Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

    I would like to convey my best wishes to the family and friends of Laura. I also thank her for her many years of service to others. She loved animals and was a very kind person.

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      Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

      A very sad event.

      We will remember together her contribute to the development of this comfortable community.

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      • #4
        Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

        I support the community's pain over the loss of a so important member

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        • #5
          Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

          My thoughts are with all who are grieving the loss of this good woman.
          “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed

          Avatar: Franz Marc, Liegender Hund im Schnee 1911 (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)

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          • #6
            Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

            How sad, wishing all the best to her loved ones.
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

            ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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            • #7
              Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

              mes plus sincéres condoléances à sa famille, ses amis et ceux qui travaillaient avec Laura

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              • #8
                Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                My deepest sympathies for you and for all of Laura's family and friends.
                Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                • #9
                  Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                  She was very generous with her time; she also contributed at Timebomb, as well as other forums. I'll miss her posts.

                  My sympathy to her husband, family and friends, may they have strength and comfort to cope with this terrible loss.
                  The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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                  • #10
                    Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                    My condolences to her family, friends, and the online community. She was one of the pioneers here, and her contributions will be greatly missed.
                    All medical discussions are for educational purposes. I am not a doctor, just a retired paramedic. Nothing I post should be construed as specific medical advice. If you have a medical problem, see your physician.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                      This is very sad. My sincere sympathy to her family and friends.
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #12
                        Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                        I am very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Everyone who knows her will be very sad - she was a lovely, kind and compassionate lady.
                        “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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                          Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                          My condolences to Laura's loved ones and the many she helped on this site. She will be truly missed.

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                            Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                            Condolences to Laura's family, friends on and off-line. So very sad.

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                              Re: Laura Montgomery, Advisor and Administrator at FluTrackers.com, Died

                              As noted by Sharon and Michael, Laura was a pioneer and helped build credibility for the nascent FluTrackers site. But before Laura was pioneer here she was a respected poster at other flu boards including the now-defunct Curevents. Besides the name “LMonty” I think she also posted under the moniker of “Laura M” at some other sites.

                              In 2006, I recall that Laura, Hawkeye, Shannon, Sharon, and I attempted rudimentary online collaboration of the prep list at backpackit.com. But it was Laura who eventually compiled and posted the list as it appears today.

                              In 2007, she was instrumental in promoting a line list of H5N1 cases to track human cases. That tradition continues today in our threads of H5N1 case listings in Egypt and Indonesia.

                              She played an integral role in the development of FluTrackers, her contributions will not be forgotten.
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