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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:32 AM

She Saved Thousands of Best Friends. Then Covid-19 Killed Her.

Valerie Louie saved our beloved Uncle Mort from a life of abuse. Then she became a pandemic casualty. Her death is being mourned by households with four-pawed members across San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Ms. Louie spent two decades rescuing dogs like Uncle Mort from shelters and finding them homes like ours anxious to have a new best friend. Her specialty was rescuing the truly abandoned and broken pup, the abused, the blind, the deaf and the long in tooth.

The day she dropped off the sad-eyed mutt Id identified at one of her shelter events, the little guy promptly deposited a poop on our dining room carpet.

Its just a little one, Ms. Louie said. She had a generous smile and the patience of a member of the clergy.

Ms. Louie, who died of Covid-19 on Nov. 25 after two weeks in an intensive care unit, didnt just save rescue dogs. She saved people too. She was a nurse and worked for 32 years at Highland Hospital in Oakland, starting in the emergency department. Her last position was coordinator of advanced life support.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/17/health/covid-rescue-dogs.html


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Reply She Saved Thousands of Best Friends. Then Covid-19 Killed Her. (Original post)
douglas9 Dec 2020 OP
irisblue Dec 2020 #1
SheltieLover Dec 2020 #2
pazzyanne Dec 2020 #3
LymphocyteLover Dec 2020 #4
montana_hazeleyes Dec 2020 #5
wendyb-NC Dec 2020 #6
sinkingfeeling Dec 2020 #7
RicROC Dec 2020 #9
sinkingfeeling Dec 2020 #11
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denbot Dec 2020 #8
Loubee Dec 2020 #10
Backseat Driver Dec 2020 #12
Backseat Driver Dec 2020 #13
mnhtnbb Dec 2020 #14
Behind the Aegis Dec 2020 #20
cheezmaka Dec 2020 #15
LaMouffette Dec 2020 #16
niyad Dec 2020 #17
Ruby Zee Dec 2020 #18
happybird Dec 2020 #19
Behind the Aegis Dec 2020 #21
Blue Owl Dec 2020 #22

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:40 AM

1. 🕯️

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:43 AM

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:11 AM

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:30 AM

4. Great woman, what a nice article

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:32 AM

5. 😡

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:49 AM

6. So sad

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:53 AM

7. Seems like this virus is just killing the good people and

letting the evil, vile ones get well.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:59 AM

9. kind of a Rapture...

not exactly what was expected by those believing such an event.

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Response to RicROC (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:09 AM

11. My thought as well.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 08:58 AM

8. .

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:03 AM

10. Another one of the awesomely good people

this virus has killed, while so many evil ones have been let off easy. A symptom of our times, like Trump.

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:30 AM

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:47 AM

14. I hope Nicolle Wallace picks up this woman's life

for her daily segment of lives well lived lost to coronavirus.

What a remarkable person.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:59 PM

20. I wonder if someone contacted her by Twitter, she might profile this story.

If so, I'd hope she'd do this one too: Married Texas couple, both teachers, die of Covid-19 while holding hands with their children. I tried to look for an email at MSNBC for her and didn't find it. Maybe someone reading your post (then mine), will pass the original story and the one I posted along to her.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 10:06 AM

15. God bless her...

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 10:19 AM

16. Valerie Louie is one more remarkable human being sacrificed at the altar of "herd immunity."

I cannot fathom the right's callous disregard for human life. People ascribing to the herd immunity approach to the virus would shrug off Valerie's story and say, "It's too bad, but it is what it is."

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 10:20 AM

17. . . .

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 05:02 PM

18. What a terrible loss

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 07:25 PM

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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 09:59 PM

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Yet ANOTHER hero...gone!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 01:22 AM

22. So sad.

And meanwhile fucking vile scum like tRump are alive and well. Not fair.

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