Daily Breeze education reporter on life support

There are 20 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 14, 2009, titled Daily Breeze education reporter on life support. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Daily Breeze education reporter Vu Nguyen interviews Laker Pao Gasol during an event at Mark Twain Elementary School in Lawndale on March 16, 2009.

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CraigDaFlute

Redondo Beach, CA

#21 May 15, 2009
I am sad and also inspired. A special person like Vu will always be with us.
Muhammed El-Hasan

La Crescenta, CA

#22 May 15, 2009
Vu was a fun guy to have in the newsroom. What a great guy. He'll be missed.

Muhammed El-Hasan
Breeze business Writer
hector

Whittier, CA

#23 May 15, 2009
I'll be praying
Karen Robes Meeks

La Crescenta, CA

#24 May 15, 2009
Vu, I can't believe this is happening and my heart goes out to you, your wife and your family. I will always remember you as that fun guy I met on the college newspaper and as my colleague at The Register. I will remember impromptu Beastie Boys renditions with Robert and Eric and your love for chasing a good story. Just wanted to say I am honored to call you my friend.
loathingofsociet y

Maywood, CA

#26 May 15, 2009
Thank you for all that you've have done. My prayers to you and your family.
Ian Gregor

Atlantic City, NJ

#27 May 15, 2009
I met Vu in person a couple of times and he interviewed me a couple of other times while he was filling in on the Breeze's aviation beat. From those limited encounters I could tell he was a charming, fun loving guy. Quick to laugh and self-deprecating. This is a tragedy in the truest sense of the word. My condolences to his family and his colleagues at the Breeze.
Andrea Woodhouse

La Crescenta, CA

#28 May 15, 2009
Vu was the sweetest man, kind and thoughtful, with an amazing sense of humor. He loved his family, apologized when he swore, and, best of all, loved a good newspaper story. He is missed deeply in the newsroom, and his colleagues extend their best wishes to his wife, family and friends.
Karen Troianello

Yakima, WA

#29 May 15, 2009
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Vu worked as an intern reporter at our newspaper, the Yakima Herald-Republic, and he was well liked and respected. We enjoyed having him over for dinner. I had just been thinking about Vu, as he gave our then young son a beautiful book, Verdi, about a snake who didn't want to grow old and slow down. (I think I was slowly walking up a hill at the time.) It was a very nice present from a very nice young man. He took my husband to a wonderful Vietnamese meal when he was back in Seattle. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vu's family.
Parent 1

Los Angeles, CA

#30 May 15, 2009
My prayers to Vu Nguyen and family.
Mskatzy

Lakewood, CA

#31 May 15, 2009
My prayers are with Vu's family and friends. May you rest in peace.
Josh Grossberg

La Crescenta, CA

#35 May 15, 2009
All the best to Vu's family. What a gentle soul. We'll miss you, Vu.
Heather Hua

Calabasas, CA

#36 May 15, 2009
Hi everyone. I'm Vu's wife. I want to thank everyone for all your love and support for me and his family during this very difficult time. It hurts to live without him, but it is comforting to know that he was loved by so many people. I also want to thank the Daily Breeze, Phillip Sanfield, and Larry Altman for this touching article.
Sandy Mazza

La Crescenta, CA

#37 May 15, 2009
From my limited contacts with Vu as a coworker for almost a year, I can say that he picked up our confusing and often illogical internal computer system quickly, and he was friendly, outgoing and polite. When he wasn't hard at work on a story, Vu usually had a welcoming smile. And he was a snazzy dresser! I will miss the excited buzz he got when working on a story that interested him, his gentlemanly demeanor, and his quirky sense of humor.
Toni Sciacqua

La Crescenta, CA

#38 May 15, 2009
When Phillip, the editor of the Breeze, visited the hospital yesterday, Vu's wife told him she would love cards and letters that would let her know how we thought about him or happy stories to remember him by. If you have something you would like to share, please send it to the Breeze and we'll make sure it gets to her.
Donna Littlejohn

La Crescenta, CA

#39 May 15, 2009
To Heather & all of Vu's family, God's peace to you. We miss our colleague.
Tom Clanin

La Puente, CA

#40 May 15, 2009
Vu was my student at Cal State Fullerton. He had so much talent and potential.
What a tragic loss.
Rich in SoCal

Chino Hills, CA

#41 May 15, 2009
This is very sad to read. God Bless his family & friends.
Prayers for Vu

Los Angeles, CA

#42 May 15, 2009
I spoke with Vu several times regarding a local school bond issue, requesting my comments be off the record. He was a consummate professional; writing an insightful article and honoring my request.

I am praying for Vu and his noble family. We will all meet again. God bless.
Kat Nguyen

Los Angeles, CA

#43 May 15, 2009
I'm not mourning Vu yet, I can't. Doctors aren't always right and medicine isn't an exact science. Miracles can happen and it has to happen. Please.

Vu, I hope you know how lucky you are to have such incredible parents who have always loved and supported you unconditionally and a kind wife who's so devoted to you. You have taught us all such important life lessons: To pick yourself up after any of life's challenges/stumbles and move forward to achieve your dreams. You did it, buddy and I'm just sorry I never got to tell you how proud I am of you. But if you wake up, I will -- over a bowl of pho and ca ri at Pho 79. Please wake up.
Passing by

North Hollywood, CA

#44 May 15, 2009
Will pray for a miracle also for Vu. Never heard of him but am greatly touched by this article.

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