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    I just learned the saddest news. IowaDavid, longstanding member of this forum and a personal friend of mine and from many people on here, has passed away.
    IowaDavid was 37 years old and a gifted writer with a wicked sense of humor. He designed a red LED light device for treating rosacea (Soothing Rain).

    https://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea...p?78-IowaDavid
    My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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    Originally posted by nat007 View Post
    I just learned the saddest news. IowaDavid, longstanding member of this forum and a personal friend of mine and from many people on here, has passed away.
    IowaDavid was 37 years old and a gifted writer with a wicked sense of humor. He designed a red LED light device for treating rosacea (Soothing Rain).

    https://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea...p?78-IowaDavid
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I didn't know IowaDavid as well as you did, Nat, but it's still a shock. He was on the forum for a long time. Do you know of anything he wrote?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nat007 View Post
      I just learned the saddest news. IowaDavid, longstanding member of this forum and a personal friend of mine and from many people on here, has passed away.
      IowaDavid was 37 years old and a gifted writer with a wicked sense of humor. He designed a red LED light device for treating rosacea (Soothing Rain).

      https://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea...p?78-IowaDavid
      I have been a lurker here for a long time before I joined . Its very sad to hear about his passing , I really feel this forum is also on its death bed , So many great posters have come and gone now including IowaDavid R.I.P . And the others just don't post anymore . Why is this ? ( 32,000 members and only 500 or so are active )

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      • #4
        Thank you for letting us know, Nat. I am also really shocked and saddened. I can't say I knew Iowa David but I really appreciated the way he helped so many forum members including me, with kindness and dedication. This is a very sad news. May he rest in peace. Marie

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        • #5
          Nat also posted this sad news under
          Red light therapy forum. Not
          Sure if moderators want to consolidate
          The posts under one forum but may
          Be good idea since David was our
          Red light guy. Very special human
          Being. Thanks for the light you gave
          Here David.

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          • #6
            I'm not sure if I should breech his privacy by linking here to his obituary page? It only says he died unexpectedly at his home on the 31st of May, in terms of what happened.

            I asked some relatives on facebook (PM) what happened, but since I am not a facebook friend of theirs, they might never read it, as fb places those messages in a separate file which many people overlook. So far they weren't 'read' at least. Also not sure if it should be put on a public forum, even if I get a reply? I just don't know, but am shocked as well.
            My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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            • #7
              Thanks for letting us know, Nat. I'm stunned and saddened. David was my first interaction here on the forum as a new member. He couldn't have been kinder in offering me suggestions. He was such a compassionate, friendly person, always helping so many here. He was also an inspirational role model in terms of how he tackled his own journey with rosacea. A truly lovely soul. Rest in peace, dear David.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sally View Post
                I'm so sorry to hear this. I didn't know IowaDavid as well as you did, Nat, but it's still a shock. He was on the forum for a long time. Do you know of anything he wrote?
                He was a finalist for the Dana Award for Short Fiction. I read some of his stories and work but he didn't have it published yet as far as I know. Was struggling to get it right, the right way as he saw it. Super talented though. All round such a lovely and helpful person indeed. Huge cat lover as well. He went through a lot, rosacea wise and in general.
                My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hg24 View Post
                  Thanks for letting us know, Nat. I'm stunned and saddened. David was my first interaction here on the forum as a new member. He couldn't have been kinder in offering me suggestions. He was such a compassionate, friendly person, always helping so many here. He was also an inspirational role model in terms of how he tackled his own journey with rosacea. A truly lovely soul. Rest in peace, dear David.
                  Me too hg, so unexpected. He has been such an active forum member and so helpful and kind to many. I saw that many red light questions were still posted to David here. I hope newbies will be reminded of his vast archive of (rosacea) advice to be found on this site.
                  My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Birdie View Post
                    Nat also posted this sad news under
                    Red light therapy forum. Not
                    Sure if moderators want to consolidate
                    The posts under one forum but may
                    Be good idea since David was our
                    Red light guy. Very special human
                    Being. Thanks for the light you gave
                    Here David.

                    Yes, if moderators like to replace this thread to the red light topic section, maybe that is a better place for it? I wasn't sure..
                    David will be missed, nice words about the light Birdie
                    My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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                    • #11
                      Rest in peace. Although it may not be appropriate to ask, I would be interested to know how he passed? If it was self inflicted I feel it would be important for the forum to know and further our cause.

                      realwork

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                      • #12
                        I haven't been told what happened... It's no secret though that he suffered from depressions on and off and up until very recently. Even though his rosacea was not playing up as much as it used to I think he said. I honestly don't know however if it was related..
                        My rosacea related blog: http://scarletnat.blogspot.com/2012/...edication.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jc5248 View Post
                          I have been a lurker here for a long time before I joined . Its very sad to hear about his passing , I really feel this forum is also on its death bed , So many great posters have come and gone now including IowaDavid R.I.P . And the others just don't post anymore . Why is this ? ( 32,000 members and only 500 or so are active )
                          Forgive me changing the topic of this thread (feel free to continue it in parallel though) but I thought this point was worth making.

                          Being a long timer lurker, I think you may well have answered your own question - the vast majority of forum visitors come to read what others have contributed but don't contribute much themselves. I can see this in a much more obvious way because I see the web server stats, and there are many thousands of visitors each week to this forum, but relatively few posts.

                          It seems that we are good consumers of content, but few of us are good producers of it.

                          dp.
                          Get Rosacea News here - https://rosacea-support.org

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by David Pascoe View Post
                            It seems that we are good consumers of content, but few of us are good producers of it.
                            Many people looking for a cure. But no new answers.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sally View Post
                              Many people looking for a cure. But no new answers.
                              Could be. Personal experiences and belonging to a community are still valuable things that most could do though.
                              Get Rosacea News here - https://rosacea-support.org

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