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September 4, 2000 | DUANE NORIYUKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes, late at night, Sue Gaetzman is barely aware of the flickering television, its volume turned low--yet she cannot turn it off. The night runs deep, and she is alone except for reruns that stir the past and never stay gone for very long. The two most important men in her life are dead now. One was the dreamer, the other was the dream. Then there was Brent Adams. He was only 8 years old. Her father, her husband, her organ donor.
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September 4, 2000 | DUANE NORIYUKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes, late at night, Sue Gaetzman is barely aware of the flickering television, its volume turned low--yet she cannot turn it off. The night runs deep, and she is alone except for reruns that stir the past and never stay gone for very long. The two most important men in her life are dead now. One was the dreamer, the other was the dream. Then there was Brent Adams. He was only 8 years old. Her father, her husband, her organ donor.
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May 4, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It takes rare courage for Sue Gaetzman to walk onto a stage to share her life story. Laying bare her emotions and letting tears flow freely in her one-woman show, "Blood Sugar," the 45-year-old writer-actress describes how death became her too-constant companion from 1997 through early '99 as it claimed her husband, her father and an older sister--all while Gaetzman herself slowly succumbed to diabetes. Last year, one final tragedy brought the cycle to an end.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It takes rare courage for Sue Gaetzman to walk onto a stage to share her life story. Laying bare her emotions and letting tears flow freely in her one-woman show, "Blood Sugar," the 45-year-old writer-actress describes how death became her too-constant companion from 1997 through early '99 as it claimed her husband, her father and an older sister--all while Gaetzman herself slowly succumbed to diabetes. Last year, one final tragedy brought the cycle to an end.
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April 24, 2000 | DAVID RYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The past few years of Sue Gaetzman's life have been wrapped in death. Her sister, father and husband died within 10 months of one another in 1996, while she was slowly succumbing to complications of diabetes. Gaetzman struggled with the disease, checking into the hospital periodically for dialysis and other treatment. A miracle would have saved her. Instead, she was rescued by a tragedy.
NEWS
April 24, 2000 | DAVID RYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The past few years of Sue Gaetzman's life have been wrapped in death. Her sister, father and husband died within 10 months of one another in 1996, while she was slowly succumbing to complications of diabetes. Gaetzman struggled with the disease, checking into the hospital periodically for dialysis and other treatment. A miracle would have saved her. Instead, she was rescued by a tragedy. Gaetzman, an actress living in Van Nuys, is free of diabetes today because she was given the kidney and pancreas of 8-year-old Brent Adams, who was killed April 13, 1999, when he was struck by a car while crossing a street near Laurel Elementary School in Brea.
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