Madeleine Reese James

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June 11, 2005 – March 13, 2011

Rest in peace, Maddie. Heaven just gained a truly beautiful and spirited angel, and we will miss you with every fiber of our being.



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  1. In tears. What a beautiful spirit she was, and is.
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  2. Hugs to you and yours, Sarah. Love you guys.
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  3. Thinking of all of you today. xoxo

  4. Oh, Sarah. I’m so very sorry. Love to you and all your family.
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  5. thinking of you all.

  6. Praying prayers for comfort and peace!

  7. I’m so, so sorry.

  8. Thinking of you and your family today. I’m so sorry for this loss.

  9. big, tight hugs and squeezes to your family.
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  10. My heart breaks for you and your family. Much love and prayers to you and your family.

  11. So many thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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  12. Thinking of you and Maddie today. Big hugs to Maddie’s family. I’m going to hug my little ones a lot today.

  13. Even though you all knew this was coming, it still breaks my heart in a million pieces to see this. So many hugs to you and your family. I’m thinking about you all.

  14. So sorry for your loss, Sarah.
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  15. Oh, Sarah. I am so, so sorry. Sending so many prayers to you & your family.

  16. Such a beautiful little girl, I’m so sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you and the whole family. Prayers for all.

  17. That just took my breath away. My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your sweet Madeleine.

  18. Sarah, I’m so sorry. I’m thinking of you and your family today and sending you lots of love.
    xoxo

  19. Please be assured of the prayers of my family for yours. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  20. What a beautiful little girl, and what a sad story. I had to follow the link to read about her, and the tears are flowing. She has such a beautiful face, my goodness– just beautiful.

    My thoughts are with you.
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  21. Oh no, it sounds like that was much sooner than expected. I’m so sorry for the pain your family is going through and wish you peace and comfort.

  22. xoxoxoxo. positive thoughts and prayers to you and yours…

  23. There are no words. I’m so sorry and saying prayers for all of you.

  24. Heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
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  25. Michelle says:

    My heart & prayers are with you and your family.

  26. Heartbreaking, what a beautiful little angel. My prayers are with you & her family.

  27. Sending prayers your way, what a beautiful little girl!
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  28. I am so sorry :(

  29. I’m so sorry, Sarah. Prayers for your family.
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  30. I’m so very sorry to hear this, Sarah. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. Sending you all love and comfort. I’ll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so, so sorry.

  32. I’m so sorry Sarah. My thoughts are with your family.

  33. There are no words for how sorry I am…sending you my thoughts, prayers and love. Maddie’s story has changed lives and will have an impact on many people for years to come. Sending you big hugs…I am so, so, so deeply sorry…xoxoxoxoxo

  34. linette lyles says:

    Absolutely heartbroken when I saw this update from Maddie’s Foundation this morning.
    Sending thoughts of comfort to you and Maddie’s family…and hugging my six year old a little harder today.

  35. I am so so sorry, Sarah. Nothing but prayers and love from St. Louis to all of Maddie’s family and friends.
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  36. I’m so very sorry… words just can’t express. Her family will be in my prayers.
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  37. Oh Sarah…so fast. I am so sorry.

  38. I’m so sorry.
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  39. This is not what I expected to see this morning. Thoughts and prayers to your whole family, Sarah. Please let us know how they’re doing and any way we can all help. I’m so sorry.
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  40. Oh, Sarah. My heart goes out to you, and to Maddie’s parents, and to everyone who knows her and will miss her lovely smiling face. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Any little thing.

    Love you, friend.
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  41. I’m so sorry, Sarah. I feel like swearing a lot and throwing things. This is not right.

    I’m sorry again. Sending love.

  42. So sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my heart and thoughts.

  43. Oh I am so so sorry to you and your family. It seem too, too terribly fast.
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  44. So sorry. ?

  45. I had been following Maddie’s Caring Bridge updates since you share her amazing story with us and was broken-hearted when I read she was gone. I was so touched by her spirit and her family’s love from the first moment I “met” them.

    This morning, I stopped by a different Starbuck’s on the way to work and had to smile – a local artist was featured and all of her paintings featured sea turtles. An amazing coincidence since I don’t live in a seaside city.

    Thinking of and praying for your entire family.
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  46. My last comment should have shown a heart – where the questions mark is… sending love! I hope everyone’s hearts heal quickly. You are right – heaven definately received another beautiful angel.

  47. I am so sorry for your family’s heartbreaking loss.
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  48. Oh, what heartache at this deep loss. I am so sorry for your family’s pain.
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  49. What a loss. I am so deeply sorry for your family’s heartache.
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  50. i am so so sorry. sending lots of love to you & and your family.
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  51. My heart and prayers are with your family at this saddest of times.

  52. So so sorry Sarah. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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  53. I am so, so sorry to hear of Maddie’s passing. Much love to you and your family during this difficult time. xxoo
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  54. I can’t even imagine.. I am so sorry for your loss. *HUGS* I will keep you and your whole family in my prayers.

  55. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s such a tragedy. Many prayers for her family.

  56. I’m so sorry, Sarah.

  57. Maddie has changed my life in a way I can never explain. My heart is broken for her parents, her family and you.

  58. I can hardly type this. My heart is breaking for you and the rest of her family. May she find peace and happiness now.
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  59. Heartbreaking. Praying for strength and healing for your entire family, especially Collie and Kajsa.

  60. Today i will hug my baby, kiss my husband and make a concentrated effort to be mindful of each moment – in her honor.

  61. I am so sorry for your terrible loss, Sarah. You, Maddie, and your family are in my prayers.

  62. Sarah, sending peaceful thoughts to you and your family. Thank you for sharing Maddie with us for this short time.
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  63. I’m so sorry. What a loss. She is a beautiful girl and I know she touched many lives during her short time on this earth. May you all feel the love that surrounds you at this time of grief.
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  64. I can’t begin to imagine. I am so sorry for your momentous loss. I live up the road from the OI and stumbled across your blog for the first time last week. Thank you for sharing.

  65. Oh my heart.
    Holding you and your family in my thoughts.

  66. When I sent you a tweet this morning, I had no idea that Maddie is a member of your family. I wanted to again say that her story has touched my heart and the hearts of so many others. I am thinking of you and your family, and will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. xo Samantha

  67. I’m so sorry for you, thinking of you all. xx

  68. Christine H. says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope you and your family can find some peace.

  69. Carla Hinkle says:

    So unfair. I am so sorry for the family’s loss and for yours.

  70. So very sorry for your family’s loss.

  71. I’m so sorry for your family.

  72. Christy M says:

    What a heartbreaking loss. My thoughts are with you and yours.

  73. So sorry for your loss Sarah. Just heartbreaking.

  74. Thinking of you and your family today. Very sorry for your loss.

  75. So sorry.
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  76. Stefanie says:

    I have no words, just tears. I am so sorry for your loss.

  77. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Will be praying for you all.

  78. It is never hard to lose a loved one and 100 times harder to lose a child. My prayers for your family and your brother and sister-in-law.

  79. Dave & Lisa says:

    What a beautifl life you were able to be part of . Our thoughts are with all the James’ family (Sulphur, OKC , California and Australia).
    Cope’s in OKC

  80. I am so very sorry for you and your family. Wish you well…
    Tina

  81. So very sorry for the loss of Maddie. Thinking of you and yours today.

  82. Wishing peace to you and all of Maddie’s family and friends. What an amazing little girl… and she will continue to brighten lives through her foundation.

  83. My heart hurts for her parents and your whole family. You are all in my prayers.

  84. So heartbreaking… You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and in my prayers. Maddie’s story touched my life and my heart, as I’m sure it did for so many others.

  85. i am so sorry. her story has really touched me. my heart is with you and her family.

  86. i’m so sorry, sarah. all my love to maddie’s family.
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  87. Oh Sarah. I’m so so sorry. My condolences to your family. What a precious girl she is.

  88. Sending Prayers to you and your family.
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  89. How sorry I am for Maddeline, her entire family and friends…how truly sad it is. My deep sorrows and prayers for you all. It’s impossible to imagine such pain. Peace to her parents, she is not suffering anymore.

  90. So sorry for your loss. xoxo
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  91. Sarah,

    I am so, so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.

  92. So, so sorry to hear. Thinking of you and your family
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  93. So very sorry for your loss and am sending (((Hugs))) your way.

  94. So sorry to hear that she has passed. In looking at her page, I can tell her parents and family/friends, did the best in giving her the best little life right til the end. Thinking of you as you endure the funeral of a child….unimaginable.

  95. I have been following Maddie’s Caring Bridge too. What an absolutely lovely little girl. My profoundest sympathies to you and your family.

  96. my heart goes out to your/her whole family during a time of such great loss. may all of your memories with such a darling and incredible little girl help you all through this difficult time. definitely reminds us that each day is such a gift.

  97. Oh no, Sarah! I am truly and honestly so very sorry!

  98. Unimaginable. I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Reading the recent caring bridge entries … oh, the pain. My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you, I wish you all some measure of peace and comfort.

  99. This makes my heart break.

    Love to you and yours. Thinking of you all.

  100. my heart just sank…

    so sorry to hear the news…sending love to you and your family…

  101. My most heartfelt sympathies to you and Maddie’s parents and all other friends and family.

  102. So sorry to hear this – my thoughts are with you and your family Sarah.

  103. I am so sorry – praying for your family.
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  104. I’m so sorry, Sarah. Thinking of your family and sending lots of love.

  105. I am so sorry, Maddie is such a brave girl. My thoughts and prayers are with your family today.
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  106. I am so sorry Sarah. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. What a sweet little soul she is.

  107. So so sorry for your loss- I can’t even imagine. I send you and your family prayers of peace and comfort.
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  108. My heart goes out to you and your family. A beautiful angel indeed.
    Ali

  109. So so sorry; my condolances to you and your family.

  110. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

  111. Sarah,

    I am crushed for your family’s loss. The loss of a child is devastating beyond belief. The extended James family is in my heart.

  112. There are no words. I am so incredibly sorry for the loss your family has endured. What a beautiful spirit.

  113. I am so sorry. What a terrible loss. Prayers and hugs to your family.
    Maddie was a rare child, so bright and good.

  114. Heather Ben says:

    So sorry. I can’t imagine losing a child…

  115. Unthinkable Pain
    Heartbreaking Madness
    Surreal moments going forward
    Love heading your way…share it with those in need.

    xo

  116. Unthinkable Pain
    Heartbreaking Madness
    Surreal moments going forward
    Love heading your way…share it with those in need.

    xo
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  117. I’m so sorry, Sarah. So sorry. Much love to you and your family.

  118. I am thankful that it was blessedly fast and peaceful. I am sorry for your loss.

  119. my heart goes out to her parents, to you and the family. lucky you to have had such a beautiful little girl in your life. praying for strength, peace and faith during this difficult and heartbreaking time.

  120. Heather McCrone says:

    My cousin’s 9 year old was taken by brain cancer also. My first question when I get to “the other side” is going to be “why are the young and innocent taken?”

    The lives of those that remain suffer the most. My thought are with you all. Find comfort in each other, for there will be no end to sorrow, only moments of lesser sorrow in the future.

  121. So very sorry for your family.

  122. i’m so sorry for your loss. she was a beautiful child. i’ll be thinking of you and your family and hugging my daughter a little tighter tonight.

  123. what a beautiful child. i am so sorry to hear of your loss. so very sorry.

  124. I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Madeleine. My thoughts are with you.

  125. Thinking of your family and of Maddie so often. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  126. Im so sorry.

  127. I’m so sorry. Take care.

  128. Melissas S. says:

    I am so sorry; know that many are thinking and praying for Kajsa, Collie, you and the rest of your family today.

  129. I’m so sorry to hear this.

  130. I’m so sorry. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  131. Sleep with the angels sweet girl.

  132. What a beautiful little girl. Our hearts go out to your family.

  133. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful little girl. Sending hugs and love to you.
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  134. Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about Maddy! Heaven has a new angel!! xo Sarah

  135. oh my god.

    i am so terribly sorry for this tragic loss.

    it had been a while since i visited your site, so i saw the devastating news of maddie’s story all at once. my heart is heavy for your family.

    the first grandchild in our family was beautiful sadie, born to my brother 12 years ago; she passed away just 3 weeks later due to a mysterious & unforseen illness that we still don’t have an answer for. i know first-hand how the death of a child can affect an entire extended family. there really is nothing worse and it still pains me to remember that dark time i lived over a decade ago.

    also? my daughter’s name is poppy madeline reese bilbrey.

    i’ll be holding her extra tight tonight as i rock her safely to sleep.

    much love from my little family to yours. sending my warmest healing wishes your way from washington state.

    xoxo.

  136. Too much sad news this past week and I return to read this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…

  137. I am so sorry to hear this news. So very sad to lose such a wonderful young child. My thoughts are with your family.

  138. I don’t know you and I somehow just found your blog, but here I sit in the public library in my town, gulping back tears for this beautiful little girl and your family. I just read her story and really have no words. I have two young daughters and can’t begin to fathom the pain and suffering that you’re going through. My heart goes out to you and Maddie’s parents.
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