A courageous force online and off, UnicornRoe left an impression on all who met her. A survivor of domestic violence that left her a T1 paraplegic at age 24, Roe drew on her life experience to help others.
In 1998, Roe found her way online via a relatively new gadget at the time, a WebTV. In real life, as it was called back then, Roe counseled other survivors of domestic violence at her area hospital. Once online, she became a member of Health-Chronic, a chat room for those with chronic illnesses, located in the now defunct Talk City chat site, where she offered warmth and friendship to others dealing with their own physical hardships. A natural leader, she rapidly rose through the ranks and became a top-level moderator for Talk City, but her heart always belonged to the Health-Chronic room. Roe could keep a room of 50 people on topic and at the same time private message with her best friend SKPer, while never letting a newbie go unwelcomed.
A wonderful artist, Roe enjoyed drawing and frequently created email sig pages for other WebTV users. Following the sale of Talk City to Delphi Forums, Roe joined many of the Health Chronic members in their move into an empty room at Delphi called Health-Womens.
She was a regular in the Health-Womens room, offering friendship and advice to all who stopped in. She often reminded us that “Small steps make a difference.” Roe was ambitious and never stopped teaching herself new things or looking for new adventures. After buying a PC to replace her aging WebTV, Roe followed her passion for music, ultimately becoming a popular DJ at the online radio outlet RockersDive.com.
Roe is survived by her husband, Terry (BlackJack), two daughters and two grandchildren, and a legion of Internet friends.