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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 2 Responses Mar 23

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    All my life I've kept everything bottled up inside and I still do. All I want it someone to open up to, someone who won't judge me, someone who won't leave me. I just want someone...
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    I want to be loved, to be held and feel their love. let it warm me up. To feel that no one can love me like they can, to believe that when they say they love me they mean it. x
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    I wouldn't considered myself lucky but I made it through event that almost kill me. One day, my stomach started to hurt as if something was piercing my stomach. When I told my...
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    He wasn't necessarily the sole root of my transformation, but he undoubtedly helped me in a way I can't describe. Spring break I met a boy on a cruise two years older than me...
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    I just learned to love someone but unfortunately he died. I never thought movie stories do happen in real life.
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    Okay so I was in a pool , all alone and my mom was watching me ... Well I saw a floaty and I wanted it ( someone just left it there ) so I held on to the edge of the pool ( I was...
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    i have not lost just one person i have lost a few people in my life who have meant alot to me. (And its a long post) Whilst some people think that i "lie" when i talk about whos...
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    The day I found out my first love died, I didn't believe it. We were both still in high school, though he wasn't attending anymore, and it just seemed so unreal to me. It took me a...
    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I miss all of my friends that died especially this one friend me and her were so close we did everything together went everywhere together me and her were inseparable me and her we...
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    I'm a teenager girl and I had a fight with my best friend almost three months ago, I wasn't feeling well that day and she didn't understand it, but I was just sad and all I wanted...
    sthelse sthelse 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Look. This won't have proper word usage or fancy ******* vocabulary; this is raw emotion. I just... Cannot breathe. As soon as I read the news, I laughed. How could this be...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Last year at school we were talking about how there were multiple gay delegates in the the House of Representatives, and this Christian white kid said, "Ugh, I feel sorry for...
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    I am in love with a wonderfully intelligent, mature, creative, talented man who I met on the dating site OKCupid. I noticed that he kept visiting my page but never said anything to...
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    This is hard because I never really was able to talk about it til now. In 2011 I received a phone call on the 4th of July. A mom who was outraged with me had thought her son ran...
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    You was In my dreams again last night, We Touched lips, You Held me tight, I Woke up feeling you in my heart, In that one moment I felt so alive. X
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 4

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    I was in my cleaning mode, and I came across some of your drawings. I sat on the floor and surrounded myself in a circle of your drawings. I held your son in my arms, as your...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I was standing in the kitchen. Someone found something I REALLY dont like today. One of dads friends. Some girl is here to make dinner and take Jake to lacrosse. She's making...
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    About five years ago, while working at a small "mom & pop" store, I met a great guy. He was not someone that would immediately catch your eye, just an "average joe" if you will...
    Poss84 Poss84 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    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...
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    This is just how old I am. (This story, btw, is nothing about Naziism or the Holocaust) and only about the event outlined by its name, nothing more. His name was Siegfried Knappe...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M Mar 28

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    People tend to think of a loss as in someone died. Well in my case it's that they chose to leave. Both of my parents left. I have always told myself that I'm okay with it. Well I'm...
    nicolemarie3 nicolemarie3 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    As a child....I've always seen and heard things. Terrifying things.. That had me scared to sleep at night. I dreamt of future events. I had a dream about my grandfathers death at...
    nativesoul73 nativesoul73 41-45 Apr 2

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    David, Sometimes I wonder what is is I’m supposed to do… what it is that would dull the pain I feel just being alive. It’s hard, going day to day without having the one...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F Apr 14

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    I'm walking down the street, and suddenly it turns to woods, then desert, then back to streets. I keep walking, and I hear voices, but I couldn't hear what they were saying. I was...
    Langour Langour 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is very difficult to lose someone very close to you.My cat "KHAN" recently died suddenly. Just 5 mins before his death he woke me up at 2.45 am and started licking my hand. He...
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    My fiancé found my profile on an online website and we are truly soul mates. I do not want to interfere with his children's relationship with their parents. I have found that...
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    I had this horrible nightmare the other day about you when I took a nap. I woke up, my sheets soaked in sweat. I couldn't stop my hands from shaking and suddenly burst into tears...
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    I've held maybe 2-3-4 babies before? I'm not sure i can't really remember, because it was when i was younger. But i held a baby that was born almost days before. It was so small...
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