“Tro, jag vill känna tro…” Multitudes of fans around the world express concern and love for Marie
NEW YORK - Fans around the world reacted with shock, disbelief, and immediate concern upon learning that Marie had suffered a concussion. Those feelings have only intensified since learning the reason that Marie fainted in the first place.
"I am shocked and can't believe it really happened… I hope she's soon fine again," said 'gyllene_tjej', just one of our readers who used TDR's SmallTalk section to share their feelings.
Melissa-Marie wrote for everyone when she said, "Really, get well soon! We all love you so much!"
Once it was revealed that Marie had a tumor, Both Christos Skendras and Vicky Mankelow wrote to say that they had friends who also had such brain tumors and survived. Many fans echoed those thoughts, writing to say there was plenty of room for optimism.
"Pray for Marie please, pray for her health," asked 'Jc-Gina', a reader from Peru.
One fan in particular, Judith Seuma, who has long served as a TDR reporter and was one of the founders of RoxSpain, has taken the time to translate articles appearing in the Swedish papers and to also create a site to send e-wishes to Marie. Many have written to thank her for her efforts to keep everyone informed.
But it's the collective love and concern for Marie that seems most remarkable. People have sent cards, many handmade, via the Fan Club. Not just on the pages of TDR, but on dozens of other websites, many based in countries where English is not the native language, fans have been expressing their concern and sending messages of faith and hope in Marie's direction.
In an attempt to encapsulate those best wishes, Marie Davis in Australia has started a prayer circle of sorts.
"When I initially heard about her head injury, I was
worried but I thought she would be fine. When I heard
about the tumor, I really panicked. I was so worried
about her and I was crying a lot at first, but then I
knew I had to think positively or I'm not helping
anything," she told TDR.
What she came up with was a "prayer chain." Davis explained, "I got the
idea from the Oprah Winfrey (TV) show. She used a prayer chain to help a sick little boy,
and it worked. I thought that at the very least, it will give us
something positive to do rather than sit around and
worry. I really believe that positive thoughts and
energy can help a person, and it would be nice if
Marie hears about the chain and feels really good that
there are so many people who care about her."
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