Oh, one of the world's sweetest people has died: "her message that it was all right to be different."

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    Aug 14, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    World's tallest woman, 53, dies in Indiana

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    At 7 feet, 7 inches tall, Sandy Allen was recognized as the world's tallest female

    She died Wednesday in her hometown of Shelbyville, Indiana, family friend said

    Used her height to inspire schoolchildren to accept those who are different

    Suffered from recurring blood infection, diabetes, breathing troubles, kidney failure

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/13/tallest.woman.ap/index.html

    I saw her interviewed on TV. She was so nice. You could even tell thru the tube!
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    Aug 14, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    That is really sad. When I saw her in a documentary last year, I thought she was so inspiring. I'm paraphrasing here, but she talked of how everyone complains about something - weight issues, height issues, beauty issues - and her message was so simple but powerful, coming from her, that I had to write it on my wall: "Be proud of yourself, no matter what! - Sandy". When people read it and ask who Sandy is I get to share her story again and again.

    RIP Sandy