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TekDiveGirl / Kimber Hawkens Thurman

Discussion in 'Passings' started by D_B, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I had the privilege of meeting Kimber out in California, then hosting her for a week when she flew out to Florida for a visit. Despite the challenges she faced, she was not one to be overcome by them. She did not allow her disability to define her, she met life head on and conquered each obstacle she faced.

    I live in awe of all she has accomplished. And know that our angel in pink wings lived more each day then I can ever hope to achieve.
     
  2. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm sorry for the loss D_B. My condolences to you and her family.
     
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  3. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I never met Kimber personally but have followed her on threads since rec.scuba days. Her determination at overcoming the odds was truly inspirational
     
  4. gypsyjim

    gypsyjim I have an alibi ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    It is amazing how one person can bring so many different people together.
     
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  5. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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    One of her professors is working towards Kimber graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology next month on the 17th
    He said that Kimber has already earned her Degree and that ... " the Dean has told me that we are getting a care team together to talk with students and faculty."
    And the professor said that Kimber was a member for the last two years of the Faculty Mentoring Program and will already be graduating from that program next month on the 3rd.

    It's just like her to be mentoring others :heart:
     
  6. BikerBecca

    BikerBecca ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My deepest condolences to you and her family. She was so young.
     
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  7. ROXANNE

    ROXANNE Artist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA
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    So very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and Kimber's family.

    That's wonderful news on her graduation. She had worked so hard.
     
  8. ZenDiver.3D

    ZenDiver.3D Rejecting Reality ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I met Kimber years ago in Fla and have been her FB friend ever since. I’ve watched cheered her through he struggles and triumphs. She was and will continue to be a shining example of what we should all strive to be.
     
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  9. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My condolences to all of her friends and family.
     
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  10. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, Ca.
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