Newsday columnist loses battle with cancer

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Lauren Terrazzano, a tenacious Newsday reporter whose wide-ranging work documented lapses in society's treatment of the elderly and foster children and finally explored her own battle with lung cancer, died ...
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JAB

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May 16, 2007
 
My sympathies to her husband, family and co-workers. I enjoyed her column a great deal.
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Fran Hilliard

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May 16, 2007
 
I have been intently following this remarkable woman's story & never missed reading her columns. As an experienced RN who has worked with patients who have cancer, her journey & her insights were especially of interest to me. Just yesterday, I thought about her & had decided to send her an e-mail telling her how much I admired her openness & courage. My condolences to her family & to her colleagues at Newsday.
scam

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May 16, 2007
 
sympathy to her family
Jojo

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May 16, 2007
 
Rest in peace, Lauren.
Sympathy to Lauren's family, friends and co-workers.
Lorinda Patchogue NY

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May 16, 2007
 
What an amazing woman. My deepest condolences to her husband, family and coworkers. She is with the Angels now......May she Rest in Peace.
Monte Young

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May 16, 2007
 
Lauren, I shall thank God upon my every remembrance of you.
New York Groove

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May 16, 2007
 
What a brave and courageous woman. Rest in peace.
Taylor Peppino hull ma

Weymouth, MA

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May 16, 2007
 
I love you Lauren very much. And will miss you.
J in Shoreham

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May 16, 2007
 
God Bless you Lauren. My deepest condolences to Lauren's husband, family, and co-workers. How lucky they were to have known and loved such a remarkable woman.
ladylaw

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May 16, 2007
 
My condolences to her husband and her family, and to her Newsday family. What a loss...we are richer because of her life. Her words helped so many people and will continue to do so. May she have peace now.
Lisa Treacy

Lexington, KY

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May 16, 2007
 
I, too, was thinking of Lauren yesterday, wondering how she was doing. My mother had lung cancer, but sadly did not handle it well. She never accepted that she was ill and dying....so we had a different experience. Lauren seemed so brave and courageous to me.
My condolences to her family and friends.
We all have lost a brave soul in this world, and I will never forget her articles and her fight for life!
Jen

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May 16, 2007
 
This is a sad day. I have been following Laurens column the past few months. She was so honest about her life with cancer. It was funny and sad at the same time.She was an amazing woman. My condolences to her Friends and Family.
Mary Ann Rung

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May 16, 2007
 
Through her columns, Lauren brought both tears to my eyes and smiles to my lips with her witty candor. She will be remembered for her courageous
fight. My deepest condolences to her family.
Jose Alicea

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May 16, 2007
 
Wow. I only started reading her columns recently. She touched my heart with her insights on the disease. I lost my father to cancer and her columns really helped me understand his mindset. When I read that she had left us I was shocked. Somehow I thought she would survive. My condolences to the family. I know what this kind of loss does. Just know that she made a difference in the lives of many.
Greg

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May 16, 2007
 
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Lauren. During the past year while she was writing her column, I was accompanying my girlfriend through her cancer treatment. She had a similar story, with surgery, treatment, remission and a relapse. Luckily for us, her relapse was followed by more surgery, more treatment (including second and third rounds of Chemo and Radiation) and remission. I can not begin to express my thanks to Lauren for her column and the tips it gave me which helped me to carry on and continue to support my girlfriend. The column of what not to say was especially helpful. Through all her pain and struggles, she still realized how hard it is to walk down that path with a cancer patient and her support was monumental.
She may have lost her battle, but her strength helped others like myslef, at times so overwhelmed with sadness and stress while facing cancer from the outside, to battle on and survive and continue to help my girlfriend to fight on.
My heartfelt thanks goes out to Lauren, and my prayers go out to her family. I never knew her and was so moved by her honest writing. I can only imagine the pain her loved ones feel, but be assured she left this world a better place than when she entered it.

Thank you Lauren.

Sincerely,
Greg Pugliani
Lisa Young

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May 16, 2007
 
My condolences to her family. Rest in Peace
Go Big Blue

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May 16, 2007
 
god bless....
bimbo alert

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May 16, 2007
 
Lisa Treacy wrote:
I, too, was thinking of Lauren yesterday, wondering how she was doing. My mother had lung cancer, but sadly did not handle it well. She never accepted that she was ill and dying....so we had a different experience. Lauren seemed so brave and courageous to me.
My condolences to her family and friends.
We all have lost a brave soul in this world, and I will never forget her articles and her fight for life!
I think your mother handled it very well..seems you didnt.
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May 16, 2007
 
Prayers to the Family
Larry

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May 16, 2007
 
A loss for humanity.My condolences to family and friends.

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