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    Former ISU Swimmer Melissa Fender Passes Away

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    It's always sad when you lose someone from the Cyclone Family...



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    Re: Former ISU Swimmer Melissa Fender Passes Away

    I wonder how she died.

    Very sad story.



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    Re: Former ISU Swimmer Melissa Fender Passes Away

    That is sad . . .


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    Former Iowa State swimmer Melissa Fender dies
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    Re: Former ISU Swimmer Melissa Fender Passes Away

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I wonder how she died.

    Very sad story.
    . . . But the 23-year-old died on Friday at the Fairmont (Minn.) Medical Center. She collapsed while visiting a park in Sherburn, Minn., and her heart stopped, said her mother, Jill Fender of Glenwood, Iowa. An autopsy found evidence of pulmonary embolism.

    Jill Fender said her daughter began to have brief episodes of breathlessness about two weeks ago. A medical exam in Glenwood on July 21 found no cause for it, and the young woman had been able to swim without difficulty a few days before her death.
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    from the World-Herald article.



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    Re: Former ISU Swimmer Melissa Fender Passes Away

    I feel so sad for Jeremy and Melissa's family. Not only is it hard to lose a fellow Cyclone, but it is even tougher when she is also a fellow Glenwoodian. I never met her, but I do know Jeremy and I am very close to his father, Pete Jacobus. Pete is the head band director at Glenwood Schools, and I have known him since I was in the fifth grade. This is one of the times when you think "Why her?" She was young, engaged to a great guy who she loved, and had a great life ahead of her. Its just so sad....



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