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    Default People who had an emotional impact on you as a child

    As a child I wasn't deeply moved by many things but the first people who did have an impact on me were children via their appearences on TV. Perhaps it was because they were a similar age to me.

    The first was Igor Pavlovets, one of the 'children of chenobyl'. A documentary was made of his life as an adopted child in Britian and how he was learning to cope with his disabilities. I've always wondered how he must be getting on now as an adult.

    The other I'm afraid to say I have very little memory of now but it was a girl with terminal cancer. IIRC she was on Wogan a few times and I think she might have written a little book about her experiences of treatment, so other children would know what to expect. She died when she was 15. Can anybody remember who she was?

    Anybody else have memories of people who had an emotional impact on them?
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    One that sticks in my mind was a little boy who was featured on That's Life, I think his name was Ben. I can't remember what was wrong with him but I can actually remember praying for him after That's Life had finished.
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    I remember him too HG. His name was Ben Hardwick and he had liver disease. I remember he was very yellow looking as a result.

    I've just checked and Ben was the youngest person to receive a liver transplant at the age of two but sadly he died soon after.

    More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hardwick
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    Tbh I was really moved when Mary Ingalls (little house on the prairie) went blind, always fancied her

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    lol thats funny just reading tha milkman i liked her too

    Quote Originally Posted by themilkman View Post
    Tbh I was really moved when Mary Ingalls (little house on the prairie) went blind, always fancied her
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    Quote Originally Posted by xmark1234 View Post
    lol thats funny just reading tha milkman i liked her too
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    I remember being heartbroken when Jaime Summers died in the 6 Milion Dollar Man, leaving poor Steve Austin heartbroken. That and Allie McGraw dying in Love Story.

    i can remember the That's Life / Ben Hardwick tragedy. I can still recall the home video footage of that beautiful little boy "dancing" with his dad by standing on his feet, to his favourite song, Ben by Michael Jackson. I seem to recall that after his death the young parents split up from the pressure of it all - so very sad. He's got a hospital wing named after him.

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    I cried when Nicole Dixon's character Bobby Fletcher in Home & Away was run over in the sea by a speedboat and died - around the early 90's I believe

    Only ever seen her in Heartland I think it was called (another but obscure Aussie soap)

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    I still get tears in my eyes watching Tom Baker regenerate into Peter Davison in the Dr Who story Logopolis. Tom has been my idol since I first saw him as the Doctor in the late 70's. As a child I didn't understand why the Doctor had to change his appearance but I knew that Dr Who would never be the same again without him.

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    Joni Erickson Tyder for me - Aged sixteen she jumped in Cheapsake bay in SF US and broke her neck

    She is now an evangelist

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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