I Have a Loved One Who Died of Cancer

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    Mama Jo

    Mama Jo was...goodness where do I find the words to describe someone who made an irrevocable impact on my life? She had a vibrant soul,infectious laughter and a no BS approach to life. When they found her breast cancer it was too far gone to do anything about. I talked to her...
    LdsGirl LdsGirl
    26-30, F
    Sep 24, 2012

    My Fighting Family

    My name is Heather. I am 24 yrs old and like most other people I thought The the C word could never happen to me or those that i loved.  Well I was wrong.  It all started about two yrs ago when my cousin couldnt come to Christmas.  I knew that something was wrong but at the...
    heather63775 heather63775
    Aug 24, 2011

    A Naive Nine Year Old

    I was nine years old and a bit naive. My thoughts about someone going to the hospital never went to them dying, I just thought that people went to the hospital because they were sick and were going to get better. At the very young age of nine I lost the most important person of...
    OliveOyl9 OliveOyl9
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2012

    My Aunt

    My aunt was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 25.she lived with the pain and the aggony for years cuz the drs could never figure out what was wrong they kept running test after test and kept find nothing.finally at the age of 25 they found out she had a form of cancer called...
    dreamcatcher4u dreamcatcher4u
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2007

    I Miss My Dad

    my dad past away on january 6th, he had prostate cancer, i really miss him a lot, I wish I can see him again, I wish I can hug him and kiss him even once again, I didn't know it would be this hard to lose a dear
    jridi jridi
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2011

    no father beat cancer twice,

    just to have a stroke 4 months ago today
    marinerob marinerob
    51-55, M
    Mar 13, 2015

    My Mom

     Cancer runs in my family and I lost my mom to colorectal cancer after battling it for a little over a year. She died on February 15, 2009. I miss her soooo much. I tried to be with her as much as I could and took her to all her dr appts., hospital visits, etc. My wife was...
    loverhumbapanties loverhumbapanties
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2009

    She Was My All..

    she was my first frnd, the very first..we started school together, sat on the same bench, shared lunch, played together,we did everything together. it was as if we had known each other long before,as if we were meant to be together. And so we were...
    zameen zameen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2009

    Mum <3

    Im 14, and my mum died of Cancer today. I miss her and it hasnt really sunk in yet, but ido do know that wasnt my mum at sat with this morning- my mum went days ago. She looked so peaceful and rest less at the same time. Though i know now she is in a good place and isnt in any...
    juicylucy96 juicylucy96
    13-15, F
    Nov 6, 2010

    Did I Decide My Grandfather's Fate?

    My grandfather was in a lot of pain from his enlarged prostate at almost 91 years old.  He came to me and asked me what my opinion was of having surgery to maybe resolve it.  I was speechless.  My wise grandfather asked me for my opinion on a dangerous surgery that maybe could...
    Zarita Zarita
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2011

    3 Months Today

    my aunt died of lung cancer on july 29, 2009. its been 3 months today. i miss her more and more every single day. i still pray for her, hoping shes listening in heaven.  we found out only a week before she died, that she had lung cancer, and there was nothing they could do...
    atc123 atc123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2009
    NiceGuyRy NiceGuyRy
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    I've lost two family members to cancer.

    One of my aunts and one of my uncles. Recently, another aunt has been diagnosed. Its spread too far too quickly and they don't think she'll make it much longer. I almost don't want her to, its hard to see her in so much pain. I'd love to see her reunited with her brother and...
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2014

    It Was Love At First Sight

    When I met Carmen, I felt my heart beat again. I walked into her phone store, (why I don't know) I didn't need a phone. I felt an instant feeling that we are connected spiritually, She felt it too. I never believed in first sight love,but this was different,,,like I was sent to...
    lostmyheartak lostmyheartak
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    Sister And Grandpa

    Well, I had a sister. She was diagnosed at 11 months old- turns out she had lung cancer. I spent most of my school year during that time period in the hospital, either visiting her or watching movies in the 'teens' lounge room, alone. [The staff let me- at the time I was only 5-6...
    DelightfulRen DelightfulRen
    Apr 19, 2013

    My Precious Child

    Jesussoon Jesussoon
    51-55, F
    Nov 16, 2009

    So Many

    my grandparents,my aunt.they were such good people to have had to suffer such pain.it is incredible,we can send people to the moon,bailout big corpporations,but we cant help people with cancer.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    No one extremely close,

    but yes. It tends to run on my fathers side of the family as far as I've seen
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    Like, 3 of Them..

    First one was my grandmom who got pancreatic cancer and died like,  2months after she was diagnosed. And considering we lived on the same house, it was like, I haven't shown her enough gratitude. The day I was supposed to go visit her room, poof, she died. Next was my...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2009


    His loss was devastating to me. He died when I was 14. He was the kindest most loving man I have ever known. It was hard watching him, knowing he was sad to leave us behind. He gave his life for his family, and then he deteriorated rapidly after the diagnoses. I watched him go...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013

    My One And Only Father.

    Me and my dad went through the roughest of times, but we still managed to say i love you in the end. We had the strongest bond that a father and son should have. I went to him for help when i needed it, and we helped each other, my mother divorced my father when i was 13, so i...
    zionixx zionixx
    18-21, M
    Sep 21, 2012

    My Dad Died Of Cancer When I Was 27, My Whole World Changed That Day.

     I decided to blog about my journey of coping with losing my Father when I was 27. I will share it with you here. http://persempreconamore.blogspot.com/ 
    Cat1216 Cat1216
    1 Response Jan 28, 2011

    My mum passed away nearly five months ago with

    a rare form of ovarian cancer. I miss her like crazy, she wasn't only a mum she was my best friend, I don't know what to do with myself now that she is gone, my aunt is fostering my brothers and sisters. I know losing her has effected me a lot and i just can't deal with it but I...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    My Mothers Memories

    Exactly one month ago my mother passed away from ovarian and Lymph node cancer and the feelings of missing her are more than I expected. In my heart I feel we did everything for her but in my head I feel I let her down and should have done more. I was there when she passed...
    epporter epporter
    56-60, M
    Sep 9, 2010

    Walking On Clouds

    I have lost two loved ones of cancer, Dec.7th,08 I have lost my moter at the age of 65yrs of cervical cancer, I have also lost my husband on may 14th,09, I have been lost in life ,with out them, I had cared for both of them when they were so ill, know I have no one to talk with...
    chevey06 chevey06
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2009

    For My Friend, "m"

    M died almost five years ago now. Its hard to believe it was that long ago, because it still feels so raw. She was diagnosed with the acute leukemia (AML?) and passed away 2 months later. We were seventeen and I didn't know how to deal with her sickness or her death. She lived...
    thunderhoof thunderhoof
    22-25, F
    Feb 3, 2010

    have u ever seen someone take there last breath.

    ..I have and that was my grandpa...he just recently died of cancer.. and kidney failure and liver failure....but at first it didn't start off that way wen we took him to the hospital...he had a tumor...and then they found cancer ...he didn't start treatment cause of the tumor...
    thatgirlray thatgirlray
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    Rip Grandma

    My grandmother died of a rare marrow cancer in September 2009. I really miss her, but in a way, I'm glad she's gone. She was suffering so horribly. Towards the end, she hardly even knew who she was. She looked so frail. I stayed at her house for about a week after she died...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames
    Jan 19, 2012

    8 Years Ago, Today

    My husband's brother died 8 years ago of this horrible disease. He was diagnosed 6 months before his death. He agreed to take part in a trial of a new drug that they were hoping would stop the cancer from spreading and growing. It was cruel and devastating to see what he went...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Nov 2, 2010

    To My Dear Aunt Laura

    I wish I knew something was wrong... But i guess thats just life. This past Sunday (may 6th, 2012) I went to my aunt Laura's funeral. I miss her a lot already. I cried very bad at the funeral home... but not as bad at the funeral. My Aunt Laura was like a grandma to me. She was...
    AbbytheNinja1993 AbbytheNinja1993
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2012

    My Grandma, Great Uncle And And Aunt

    =( all of them died of colon cancer. The worst it's that even tho they were close (my mom's family is closer to me than my father's) I did not cry for them. I hate that I didn't cry bc it's like if I didn't care about them but I do. Well close in this case would mean like see...
    DRgirl809 DRgirl809
    18-21, F
    May 7, 2012
    bigtreez bigtreez
    36-40, M
    Jul 27, 2015

    My hero, my idol, my first friend,

    father. He taught what it means to be a father, to be a man, and how to be a friend. When the world came crashing down, it was his simple wisdom that made it make sense, and his humor that made it bearable. He was a man, all in all. I shall never meet his like again. I hope to...
    SlideSquare SlideSquare
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015
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