Tuesday, November 01, 2005

What killed Reece?

My former employer, the Star Tribune, is a damn good paper. I've been engrossed in a multi-part series they're doing about a teenage boy, Reece Meikle, who died of a very mysterious blood disease. It's a fascinating mystery, and yet agonizingly sad.

6 comments:

Peggy said...

Oh, I've been following that story, too, and it's just heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading it too...and as a mom of two boys 13 and 9, I have cried every day this week.

Thought Criminal said...

Oh my gosh. That's so sad.

Angela R.M. said...

My husband was diagnosed with Leukemia just over a year ago. He was active in sports, healthy and young. Only 24 years old at the time. It was very difficult for us to believe and he andle the situatoin, but with support of our friends and family we've move forward with strenght and have nearly fought the disease into remission. I was so captivated by this story that I found myself coming home from work, sitting at the computer and loading up the site to catch up on the next addition to Reece's story. This story is fascinating. I hope the cause of Reece's death is discovered.

JM said...

I haven't been following that story, but as a transplant from the Minneapolis suburbs to the land of the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, I have a whole new appreciation for the Star Tribune (and their whole page of comics).

RedSoxGirl said...

I just had a chance to read this amazing story. The human body has always fascinated me. Why does it attack itself? It's a question I'm not sure anyone will ever know.

My husband's father died of pneumococcal pneumonia 17 years ago and it was a similar week for his family. Dad was sick one day and less than a week later, he was gone.

I'm glad that Recce's family and friends have been able to move on. I hope that his passing will help the medical community in the future.