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I Have Seen Someone Die

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 317 People

    I blame myself. I hate myself

    for it. My first everything, he had leukemia. I dropped out to go with him to MD Anderson. No one else would. I was only out there with him for a week, and he died. I should've done something better something sooner. They had tubes coming out of him, his organs were failing...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2016

    too many time wished I could of saved most

    especially the children just thinking about them the kids starts the tears to falling s
    afterthedead afterthedead
    56-60, M
    Jul 17, 2015

    Watched my uncle drown right in front of me

    about 10 years ago, and was unable to help in any way. **** sucked.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    I've been the cause. And

    now I'm stuck in this damn hospital.
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls
    16-17, M
    Feb 13, 2016

    I saw my best friend take suicide in front of

    me. He was 16 and handsome. Suicide doesn't kill someone, its sadness. Being judged Feeling like you have no one Suicide is being overwhelmed by the world When it all gets too much, a knife says it easier than words. I witnessed him slit his throat, I was 12, and the sight...
    ILYMatthewEspinosa ILYMatthewEspinosa
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2014

    Today was the third time.

    The first one was my Father when I was 7, he had a heart attack. The second was my aunt when I was 17, she was taken off of life support and struggled to breath on her own. The third was at work, He was a stranger and I didn't know him. I just lingered in the back of the room...
    TheGiantSlayer TheGiantSlayer
    31-35, M
    Dec 30, 2014

    Sad Sauce

    I have seen my mother pass away while holding her hand and my great aunt mary pass away. very sad times in my life. Never wish to see death again.
    bluebummer bluebummer
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

    The first was when I was working in a small

    Hospital. I had got to know one of the patients well and we always had a little chat about the book she was reading because she was enjoying it. One day I went on to the ward and her curtains were closed around her bed and her breathing was loud and she was struggling and...
    chrissie58 chrissie58
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    I work in an emergency room,

    I have seen roughly 5 people die over my career so far (3 years)
    ladyvalkyrie88 ladyvalkyrie88
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    my dad died right next to me in his sleep.

    I didn't even know it until later when I tried to wake him.
    tinman3099 tinman3099
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016


    One of the hardest things I ever had to do.Six months is all it took for the cancer to take over,from the day of diagnosis, the surgery, the chemo, the blood tranfusions, to the last trip to the hospital. I was there through it all, took her to her appointments, did my research...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2012

    When I Was A Child

    When I was a child, around ten, my father had died and my mother was taking care of three kids all on her own. I don't remember much of the incident that happened in our first house.I used to share a room with my sister, and one night I woke up to my mother running panicked into...
    rumspringa02 rumspringa02
    70+, F
    1 Response May 11, 2013

    At my old college I saw a man get shot on

    campus. Apparently he died within minutes. The next day the entire block was barricaded by cops, but no one ever cleaned up the blood.
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    I once saw an old man

    who got a heart attack and literally die on the sidewalk while on my way to school. The police were there and everything. It didn't really have a significant impact on me though. I had to get to class bruh. Just a fun (or like... not fun) fact I guess.
    Foodtastesgood Foodtastesgood
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    This isn't about me,

    but my mom told me this: A father was outside with his two kids. One of them was only 1 year old, and the other boy was 7. The mom of the kids was looking at the kids through the window from inside of the house. And the kids' grandfather was driving a tractor.. The father didn't...
    EnmaNorway EnmaNorway
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    In 2012 a co-worker of mine had a heart attack

    and died during a shift. Myself and a few others were there. It was a matter of 20min from the time me and the others last spoke to her, went outside for a smoke, came back in and found her. Not we...I found her. The others thought I was joking when I told them as I was...
    RelayedDeaction RelayedDeaction
    26-30, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    Many people actually,

    its one of many reasons my military career went wrong and i was forced to retire early. sometimes i want to talk about it but i cant get it all out. i suffer alone and this might be the only way to express it.
    desperateformywife desperateformywife
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    A Few Years Ago.

    I went to the hospital to visit a relative and I vaguely remember being in the presence of a woman in the same ward who was pronounced dead at that moment. The family was around her and was devastated by the news. I remember looking at the bed and seeing the woman's body lying...
    lntel lntel
    Apr 26, 2012

    I went to unit blanche

    and I saw this man doing in front of me, I wanted to do something but the crowd just kept on moving and I was tripping balls
    dgkxcross dgkxcross
    22-25, M
    Feb 13, 2016

    5 Times.

    At work on the ambulance... I have seen people die several times. Three times I was the one doing cpr. I have saved lives as well, but we cannot save everyone. There was this 2 yr child having seizures. My partner thought they were febrile seizures (non-serious and...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    Sep 3, 2009

    lets see three suicides one gun 2 throat slits

    2 murders and one by me in selfdefense
    zombiehide zombiehide
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2016

    multiple times, comes with the job.

    you dont get used to it, though, you always share a moment's silence with them and treat them respectfully.
    jahosijhs jahosijhs
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    Not sure what he had

    but i just remember him falling to the ground right before my eyes, dead.
    BrinkOfPeace BrinkOfPeace
    18-21, M
    Jun 26, 2015

    I feel like most people see others die,

    when they are surrounding them in a hospital bed, holding their hands, and being there for them. Well, that's not how I saw someone die. I must always be in the wrong place at the wrong time considering it has happened more than once. The first time was in a car accident, go...
    JustGetBackUp JustGetBackUp
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    My best friend > http://www.

    jdnews.com/article/20151116/NEWS/151119176 < D':
    EHarber18 EHarber18
    18-21, M
    Feb 13, 2016


    He was in the car with me. When the drunk driver had hit us. He was taken away, and i was left behind. and its so hard to go on without him alot of times i wish it was me not him i want him back so bad sometimes...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2009

    I Was Holding His Hand

    My Dad had Alzheimer's and was at home on Hospice. My mother and I took turns holding his hand and just being there.  I took the night shift and my mother took the day shift.  I took the night shift because I knew that that was when we would lose him.  It was about two in the...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    1 Response Oct 18, 2012

    The River's Laugh...

    I was trout fishing with two friends of mine one morning. We had gone many times before, and had learned a few things about what we were doing, the hard way. We fished at a secret fishing spot an old timer had told one of my fishin' buddies about. Our fishing hole was about a...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource
    46-50, M
    Jan 31, 2010

    I am a volunteer fire fighter

    and Bad day yesterday. We got a call for fire department assist on a full cardiac arrest. We got there and CPR was already started we were there for at least 10 minutes before loading him in the ambulance. It was obvious he was already gone by the color of his face. It's not our...
    DaveFF0178 DaveFF0178
    41-45, M
    Jul 12, 2014

    My dad died of cancer in the living room.

    he just stopped breathing
    sexyinpink08 sexyinpink08
    22-25, F
    Jun 22, 2015

    Worked as a respiratory therapist

    for eight years plus two years of school. Saw a lot of people die as I helped perform CPR and once had a patient die on me while I was giving him a nebulizer treatment (he was a do not resuscitate patient). The worst was seeing children die, patients die from physician...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2016

    I was there when my mom died.

    I checked if she was breathing like I always did since she was so sick. She wasn't. I told my dad who called the nurses who ran in . They said she had died. It wasn't really traumatizing because it didn't seem real. It didn't make sense how someone could be there...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2016
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