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I Held Someone As They Died

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm not saying the other games are bad, they just aren't as enjoyable. I love and am obsessed with ancient periods and asian cultures. I wanted more of that rather than set in...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 1 hr ago

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    I just want I find that someone that understands me. Someone that I can fell like I can call to talk about whatever with them, whenever I need to. Someone I can just take one...
    ThatGirlAllAlone ThatGirlAllAlone 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    People are so much deeper than they seem. Even when they say things they don't always mean it, even when they think things they don't think the same deep down. People do things and...
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've realized that just posting experiences doesn't seem to get across the message of "I want someone to relate to my experiences and reply to my posts and maybe get in a...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I need a reassuring embrace, such that would heal me and bring me peace. I've just lost a bestfriend and lover whom I kept for 8 years. He said I'm too good for him, that he's a...
    angelaine angelaine 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have always been made to feel like I'm not important or special. I was always targeted because I was small, made fun of for being different, called names, sworn at, verbally...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 16 hrs ago

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    as it is I feel like I'm at my emotional breaking point that at any second I could snap and self implode I just need someone to hold me and tell me its ok that the world is still...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    they say when you die in a dream that means you will live a long life ... not sure if it's happy or sad though :/ ... because i'd rather die than live a miserable life
    lacherrykeane lacherrykeane 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    Her name was Angelina. She met me when I was broadcasting on twitch tv. She came in and watched me play dead space with my buddy, she commented and left cute little emojis. I didn...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    yeah I am. but I am scared to tell them how I feel. they probably don't even love me back.....-feeling sad
    kimberlylovesbands kimberlylovesbands 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I had about two dreams in which I died and even when I woke up I still thought that I actually died. I did some research on dream meanings and found out that when you die in a...
    NeoNeko NeoNeko 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I was swimming in the Columbia River sometime in the beginning of spring. I was at a park with at a family reunion of a friend of mine. I saw my friend's little cousin swimming in...
    adoptedvagabond adoptedvagabond 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I was really close to my grandma and she was so funny and everything but then a day before my birthday she died and it killed me. A year later my other grandma was sick and then...
    jessythekittenx jessythekittenx 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was in my early 20s, a great aunt who lived with her older sister entire life first growing up, and then as spinster roommates each working as a school teacher in the local...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    My aunt passed away waaaaaay back in 2001, but I always think about her and it seems like yesterday. I've lost many people since then, but for some reason the loss of my aunt...
    ImConvinced ImConvinced 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Happy birthday grandaddy. We miss you.
    lizc99 lizc99 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Does anyone else get seriously frustrated when they're thinking about someone they'd rather not? Honestly sometimes I want to bang my head against the wall in the hopes that all...
    marvelchic88 marvelchic88 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My best all time best friend died I'm really 13 and he died of lung and brain cancer
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    September 22, 2013 I was really happy when Lady Gaga put out Applause in August. But in September my grandma was hospitalized. Her body was negatively reacting to a medication was...
    TheDopeAura TheDopeAura 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I was 5 years old when I walked in and found my 6 month old sister dead. I remember asking my mum, "why her lips were so blue and her body so cold?" I tried to put a blanket over...
    fOrEvErYoURs321 fOrEvErYoURs321 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Me and Twyla walked around the neighborhood at night and we walked by the park. As we passed the park we saw a rope being thrown up on a beam inside the picnic area. Then we saw a...
    vick8428 vick8428 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Just yesterday I had found out via text message my close friend had died due to a heroin overdose. I don't know how to deal with this at this very moment in time and not entirely...
    KaraRaeOphelia KaraRaeOphelia 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    R.I.P Capo too young to die for ever Glo    
    XxKayleighxBabyxX XxKayleighxBabyxX 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    My grandad died yesterday and I miss him
    cane4500 cane4500 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    My precious wife of 8 years suddenly passed away on 06-20-15 . I'm lost she was my rock, my best friend, my life, my everything. We were getting ready to have our daughters 1st...
    Heath41 Heath41 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    =========== My Mom Died =========== I have not been on EP for a few days. Sorry for that. My Mummy died on 05 July 2015, so I had to rush to India. Burial was on 07 July 2015. I am...
    gardnertowner gardnertowner 36-40, M 16 Responses Jul 20

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    The other day I was in the ATV with some friends and we were in the mountains. We were on our way back to my house from the trail when we noticed the ATV started acting funny. We...
    bstarqueen bstarqueen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was married for 30 years. My husband was always a secretive, touch-me-not person. He criticized me constantly. Divorce except for reason of adultery is forbidden in my church so...
    GrandmaNanma GrandmaNanma 61-65, F 2 Responses Jul 18