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I Held Someone As They Died

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    Final Goodbye

    My dad was always my biggest cheerleader. I could always count on him to cheer me up when I needed it and calm my fears when I woke from a bad dream. So when after 2 yrs of chronic emphysema and countless weeks confined to hospital bed on a ventilator, I was were he needed me to...
    Losingmymind Losingmymind 51-55, T 4 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I Was 18 And Just Came Home From School

    I can remember the day as if it was right now. My grandfather was dying and I can remember my mom calling me to let me know that he was gonna go soon, I remember speeding home and listening to this weird song by the killers with the lyrics "everything will be all right" and I...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Death Is Part Of Life!

    I've held hands and prayed for numerous family members as they passed. 3 uncles-dad-a brother to suicide- 4 aunts and then the hard one---MOM. THIS IS A CALLING ALL MUST EVENTUALLY HEAR. it is as certain as anything in this world. just like facing a fear of height by looking down...
    existenceisfutile existenceisfutile 51-55, M Apr 15, 2012

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    I Was Honored!

      I HELD SOMEONE AS THEY DIED. It happened in the early 90’s.  I had befriended an elderly lady and became close to her.     Though her children lived there in the city, I was the one who did much of what she needed.  I was the one who would...
    SHAWNTWAIN SHAWNTWAIN 51-55, M 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    It Happened To Me Twice

    I work in a field where this sort of thing sometimes happens. The first time was a man with emphysema, who had compensated as far as he could and then just suddenly went downhill in the space of a few hours. I was in his room, and I saw him turn the corner from being able to...
    joesdog joesdog 41-45, M Jan 25, 2011

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    I Did

    Its not something I will ever forget, for all the wrong resons. I wouldn't wish it apon ANYONE.........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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    You Never Know What You Would Be Called To Do Out Of Love

    At 25 years old learned my dad had cancer. Went through all of the stuff that comes with cancer. With test, surgeries, chemo, and test holding your breath. Some good times in between because surgery bought that. Then down 7 tumors in the brain and radiation treatments, which...
    Kountrymist Kountrymist 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    I Held Daddy's Hand Until the End

    May 19, 2006, my daddy went home to be with the Lord.  He had just had a birthday on May 8.  He suffered from C.O.P.D. (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)  This disease is harsh and has mercy on nobody.  Daddy was a good man in every way that he could...
    mycatgus mycatgus 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    It Was An Accident

    i was 16 years old and it was friday the 13th 2005. i was never supersticious before this tragic day. i had just got off from my waitressing job, and so did my 15 year old friend. this friend was the jerk friend that would do things just because he knew you didn't want him to...
    nikki6788 nikki6788 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    My Grandma Mumsie. May She R. I. P.

    When i was drinking back in my late 20's and early 30's, i moved in with my grandmother so my mom could keep working fulltime.  i had nothing else going on, so i would spend half of my time with her and then the other half drinking at the bar.But i was there.Through the broken...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Apr 15, 2011

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    My Brother And His Cancer

    My brother was only 40 years old when he passed away a year and a half ago. None of our family members have had cancer, so to us, it was "way out there"..., something that happens to other people. He used to work for a major TV network, always surrounded by people and...
    sunnysungirl sunnysungirl 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

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    I Held My Dad's Hand And Gave Him The Permission To Pass

    I held my dad's hand as he died from cancer and gave him the permission to pass to a world of no pain. My sister and I were laying on the bed with him. He was in so much pain from the cancer. I never did stop talking with him. As he got close to the end, my sister and I both...
    marthajc marthajc 56-60, F Apr 18, 2011

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    Remebering Isabel

    My family and I were out for a drive. We were at a stop sign ready to pull out on a six lane road. Traffic was heavy. There was a car across the street waiting to turn in where we were. Some men in a truck waved the car to pass and cross even though the car driver couldnt see...
    Shellykins Shellykins 36-40, F 3 Responses May 15, 2009

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    Dad

    I held my dad when he passed away, the hospital rang me at about 2am I rang my brother and just ran to the hospital, it was all locked up, but I found a security guard, he let me in, I ran upto the ward, and sat by my dads bed, he was struggling breathing, shotly after that he...
    creativegoth creativegoth 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    When I was really young (I believe it was the

    second grade), I was forcibly introduced by seating arrangement to a pretty (but bratty and snobbish) little brunette girl named Sheri who used to tease me to the brink of insanity. We were from completely different worlds in almost every aspect (socio-economic backgrounds...
    Unreasonable1 Unreasonable1 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    1mtnstr 1mtnstr 41-45, F Feb 11

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    I miss my nany.. She shed my bones and was there when my the doctors held me to my mum after she gave birth to me. She cleaned me up when i eat, pee or even dress.. She taught me...
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    My ex boyfriend passed away because of Anemia because he was hit by a car with a man on drugs driiving it. He lost a **** tons of blood and needed that blood donation so badly. I...
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    I've lost a lot of people, mostly when I was younger, most I don't remember knowing but one of the people that I remember really well is my great grandpa. He died when I was 6 of...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I lost both my mom and dad in a car crash 5 years ago that also left me in hospital my dad died in the car and mom died a few hours later. The crash was caused by a drunk driver...
    mirajane123 mirajane123 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    My dad died in December , i still cant believe he's gone. Not a day goes by without me thinking about him and i still cry every night. Its hard to think that there's gonna be so...
    AlwaysThinkingOutLoud AlwaysThinkingOutLoud 22-25, F Feb 12

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    I miss you. I've been lost since you went away. It's been just over seven months since I saw you take your last breath. I remember how every month on that day, I'd lose it. I...
    AngelaNix AngelaNix 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    He was my best friend, we met in the Army. He committed suicide 3 years ago, there's not a day that I don't miss him.
    wildeire wildeire 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I wish I could just see you one last time, and get one last hug. I wish I could have made you proud of me at least once before you passed away. Although now I'm at the point where...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I would never walk up to someone just because I thought they were attractive. I don't know how someone can have such sting feelings for someone they've never talked to before.
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    :'( I don't know where to start and I am sorry if I don't make sense or have broken english. My first tongue is Ojibway and never speak English in Person.. Only when i talk to...
    PurpleRain78 PurpleRain78 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I don't understand. People tell me they don't want to be alone, but if they are "with" someone they don't love they are still alone, they are just alone together... . It's a...
    immortalisaenigma immortalisaenigma 18-21 Feb 10

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    Yep and now he's taken. I'm not angry or anything but it's my fault. Still if he's happy then it's ok, life moves one but I always get the short end of the stick. I dont know...
    Brogann Brogann 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was swimming in Mexico. And the waves were really high. I of course wanted to swim in the ocean so I swam out beyond the break. All was good until I wanted back. I guess I timed...
    HaleyRose1975 HaleyRose1975 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    We met at work in 2011. He was charming, funny, and handsome. He had a crooked smile that could make anyone fall in love. He was the cool guy, the one people warned me about. "I...
    followthesea followthesea 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    There was a girl I met not to long ago. I love who she is, very interesting and kind until she found out I was seeing someone. I have a wonderful gf and I like her. But I am...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I posted a story here a few months ago after I found out that someone very important to me had died. My friend Sam was the most amazing person I have ever met, and I never really...
    kayroxyoursox kayroxyoursox 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    So I have a friend that died her name was jessica and she was more like my sister, my name is jessica and we were the Jessie's ever since we were about 2 years old, randomly at the...
    katttmills katttmills 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    1 month and 11 days ago I lost my mother to suicide. I remember when my sister called me. I was in school. She told me our mum had OD'D and that she was in the hospital. I...
    leavingtraces leavingtraces 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    my mom died while she was waiting for me ,she had asked me to get her days before,,she waited for days she died on the back porch of compass health ,,the facility she was kicked...
    carriesafreak carriesafreak 41-45, F Feb 15

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    if someone waits for you, it doesn't mean they have nothing else to do. It simple means that nothing is important than you.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    On January 17th 2015, my boyfriend died. Heart- attack at an age of 32, without previous heart problem history. The doctors said that he had no chances of survival; it was a sudden...
    sotsiouri sotsiouri 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    On 11/24/14 me and my mother got a call in the middle of the day. I was at school she was at work. I got the call first. It was from a friend. I answered "Hello?" All I heard was...
    chadderman chadderman 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    When I think of you I feel hurt and sore, My stomach is of cold air and butterflies, but not the beautiful type we felt together, these bring me nausea and torment. When I think...
    Mrunderstood Mrunderstood 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    My brother had his two girls very close to around the time I was born. The oldest is four years younger than me and the second one is six years younger. They always lived near, or...
    j1494 j1494 18-21, F Feb 15

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    A friend of mine died last May. When he died no one would say what happened to him. His family was very secretive and wouldn't allow anyone but relatives at his viewing or funeral...
    kayroxyoursox kayroxyoursox 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am in a heck of a situation. I am dating someone with aspergers. He recently decided out of no where he wanted to break up. When he breaks up with someone he disappears off the...
    littlemisspoe littlemisspoe 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    to feel the soft caress from someone who loves me. held tight afraid I will leave. held as the most precious thing in his life. feeling loved, cherished, protected,wanted. oh what...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I had a girlfriend that always said she loved me and we would have some of the best times together. I never laughed so much or quit smiling. I did everything with her but we had...
    Muleboy Muleboy 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    It's been 3 years since my boyfriend left this place, it could be yesterday and it could be an eternity, all I know is nothing will ever prepare you for the sight of a body with a...
    littlesnowyeti littlesnowyeti 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Need some help done girl my bf uses to know when was young added I'm on Facebook and I said if she inboxs u will u talk and he said ye coz she lives in Australia do might help us...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Literally the only thing I miss about being with someone is being held at night. Having someone there. It's one of the best things humans can do for each other...just to be there...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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