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Related: Culture Forums, Support Forums# hedgehog

Hi folks,

I just wanted to let you know that my mom lost her battle to bile duct cancer recently. I know she posted here for many, many years under the name hedgehog and even adopted a cat through her conversations here. One of the ways she and I bonded was through our progressive politics- she learned a lot from the articles she read here, and I wanted to thank you all for being a source of news and lively debate for her.

Peace and love.

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#### The Velveteen Ocelot

(114,539 posts)I remember hedgehog. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom.

#### In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)Rest in peace

#### pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)And we will miss her here. Thankyou for letting us know.

R.I.P. my friend.

#### Kali

(54,947 posts)some others wrote condolences here - http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018888714

thank you for that. <3

#### femmocrat

(28,394 posts)She had many friends at DU.

#### msanthrope

(37,549 posts)#### redwitch

(14,910 posts)She was a great DUer. RIP my friend.

#### Sanity Claws

(21,794 posts)#### niyad

(110,969 posts)#### FSogol

(45,262 posts)#### KMOD

(7,906 posts)I am very sorry for your loss.

#### alittlelark

(18,885 posts)She was always a spark, and I had not even noticed that I was not seeing her name recently.....

She will be missed here.....................................

#### chillfactor

(7,557 posts)when I lost my mother...she was my best friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

#### Renew Deal

(81,693 posts)#### sinkingfeeling

(51,010 posts)#### Kingofalldems

(38,252 posts)#### jack_krass

(1,009 posts)#### mrs_p

(3,008 posts)And my condolences

#### 2naSalit

(84,947 posts)I liked her and was wondering what became of her lately. I'm sorry for the loss of your mom.

#### Stinky The Clown

(67,468 posts)#### Andy823

(11,495 posts)#### Hekate

(89,645 posts)#### NightWatcher

(39,343 posts)She was one of many who make this place great.

#### RagAss

(13,832 posts)#### struggle4progress

(117,752 posts)#### suffragette

(12,232 posts)She will be missed here.

#### 63splitwindow

(2,657 posts)#### mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)#### BobTheSubgenius

(11,502 posts)#### pnwmom

(108,874 posts)hedgehog was one of my very favorite Duers and I've been wondering how she was doing. I'm so sorry for your loss -- it must be huge. She was a dear person.

#### Raster

(20,996 posts)...sorry for your loss.

#### SHRED

(28,136 posts)#### skylucy

(3,729 posts)#### alfredo

(60,049 posts)#### Upthevibe

(7,738 posts)#### applegrove

(117,559 posts)#### renate

(13,776 posts)I'm so sad about this. I remember her (and her cute avatar photo) fondly, and I am so sorry for your loss.

Thank you for letting us know.

#### liberalmuse

(18,667 posts)I'm so very sorry. It is so hard to lose your mom like that. I hate cancer so much.

She was a kind, compassionate, wonderful person. Please take care of yourself and your family and know she will be remembered fondly here.

#### Starry Messenger

(32,341 posts)A huge loss. Peace and good thoughts to your family at this sad time.

#### Iggo

(47,439 posts)#### trixie

(867 posts)#### denbot

(9,894 posts)Hedgehog was nice DU'er and will be missed.

Peace to you and yours.

#### Wednesdays

(17,133 posts)#### Richard D

(8,628 posts)#### Flaxbee

(13,661 posts)My condolences to you and your family and hedgehog's friends. I lost my mom a few years ago, I know it's very hard. I have been around since 2002 and I remember hedgehog well. I hope she is at peace.

#### barbtries

(28,631 posts)#### G_j

(40,365 posts)hedgehog was a fine contributer to the community.

peace

#### montana_hazeleyes

(3,424 posts)#### Granny M

(1,395 posts)Condolences to you and your family.

#### Solly Mack

(90,705 posts)#### NanceGreggs

(27,813 posts)... to you, your family, and all of hedgehog's friends.

#### sheshe2

(82,790 posts)I am so very sorry for your loss.

#### Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)My sincere condolences, galledgoblin.

#### bigwillq

(72,790 posts)Very sorry for your loss.

#### yardwork

(61,159 posts)#### cate94

(2,788 posts)#### secondwind

(16,903 posts)politics together, that is very cool... Peace and love

#### MrScorpio

(73,604 posts)#### gademocrat7

(10,596 posts)Your mother was a mainstay on this site. May she rest in peace.

#### CrispyQ

(35,948 posts)I remember hedgehog & enjoyed her posts.

#### raven mad

(4,940 posts)She will be so missed.

#### Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)Overtime, that hole will be filled with the wonderful memories you have of her. My Mom passed many years ago, when I was still relatively young. It was very difficult to think of her without sorrow. But now memories of her bring a smile to my face. They are always with you. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

#### Tarheel_Dem

(31,191 posts)#### DoBotherMe

(2,339 posts)Dana ; )

#### Photographer

(1,142 posts)#### mahina

(17,405 posts)Peace to you and your ohana. I hope she had as painless a journey as possible. Love and peace.

#### hamsterjill

(15,166 posts)Thank you for letting us know. Peace be with you and your family.

#### NewJeffCT

(56,825 posts)you have my sympathy

#### lunatica

(53,410 posts)#### Ilsa

(61,633 posts)I remember hedgehog, and I'm very sorry for your loss.

#### murielm99

(30,563 posts)We lose another good one.

#### Habibi

(3,596 posts)I hoped to meet her someday - I'm in NY too and for a while spent many weekends north of where she lived. Thanks for letting us know. Rest in peace and joy, dear hedgehog.

#### colorado_ufo

(5,685 posts)#### Phentex

(16,329 posts)I am so sorry for your loss and ours.