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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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    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 4 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I lost my father (50) 10 years ago along with my grandfather (his father 78) just 6 months later. Both died of heart attacks and I was 19. My grandmother (She was 64, his mother...
    lastdaysman lastdaysman 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My little brother he died last year, he was poisoned and he was only 7 years old. He died in my arms in the morning. I couldn't breathe. But I miss him dearly, he would always have...
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i just receive an unpleasant news this morning, i find it hard to express what i feel about it, sadness might be the correct word to call this throbbing feeling. i knew the person...
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My friend Patricia 's brother had diabetes and died from renal failure
    Iam50 Iam50 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Imiss my mom was died almost 3 months ago becoz of cancer... I wish I can talk to her and tell her... Heyyy mom,,, I love u so much and imiss u ... Just be happy wherever you r...
    Lonelygir27 Lonelygir27 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I still miss my ex who died 13 years ago. I'm now married with kids but I miss him everyday
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    I had a friend in fourth grade. He was a really good person and was an amazing friend. He was diagnosed with a cancer. He had a brain tumor. I had to watch y best friend be treated...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Me and my friends found a baby squirrel who feel outa a tree so one of my friends took him home then tried to return it to it's mother the next day his mom didn't come do he took...
    jaquelynlupi123 jaquelynlupi123 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My dad. He died when I was nine. RIP. 08-16-09
    jeaaane jeaaane 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My little brother he was 18 died in a car accident September - 20 - 2013
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I miss my best friend, which died 3 years ago. I think about him every day...
    dickensyou dickensyou 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My two best friends passed away in 2006: one by drowning in January, and then my other best friend who told me about the first death passed away six months later due to a car...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It was me who has died. Dead on the inside. I am a mere shell. I have lost the ability to love and to feel. Or rather, it was brutally stolen from me. Take me back to the jovial...
    sinnysinsins sinnysinsins 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I miss my grandmothers, my aunt and uncles , my cousin and my soul mate May they rest in peace Amen Allah yerhamhom * it's a prayer in arabic
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My grandpa.you are my inspiration and idol you warmed a room up and filled it with laughter.watching you go was the hardest thing I've had to do. Here on earth everything is...
    starlightb7 starlightb7 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My cousin passed away, her funeral is tomorrow. I just buried another good friend last Saturday. Just makes me think life's too short to be so unhappy. With a heavy heart I'm up...
    dsuzy dsuzy 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I've been crying for three days mom... I miss you and life is really hell. Dad is hurting me a lot . Studying is hard . I'm scared about the future . I worry about my sister . I...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My grandma Sapi who adopted my dad and was there all my life until she passed when I was 15 years old.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I miss my big brother 😢a lot to
    justina12 justina12 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    My pal larry. And robert. And bryce. Suicides. Leroy. Age plus pneumonia. Grandfather. Age plus a fall. Uncle. Train. While working. Grandmother...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My big brother was murdered 7 years ago and I still can't get over it. Smh, it really hurts...
    Lovelielady Lovelielady 31-35 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    14-friend stabbed to death. 15-friend goes on trip to Portugal. Scrapes her leg on the bottom of the pool. Within an hour, contracted meningachocle-dead. 16- best friends adoptive...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just wish he could still be here I still can't believe he left so soon...he promised he'd stay...he said that he wouldn't leave me ever but he did just like everyone else does...
    Il0veandre Il0veandre 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really miss my old foster careers. They were so good to me,and I messed it up,I was part if their family. Their parents were like my grandparents,I loved them all. And now I'm...
    shann15 shann15 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Here's to all the people that lost or miss someone whether it's family or a loved one, someone they truly cared about. And bros, if you have a girl that truly loves you don't go...
    LoneWolfNation LoneWolfNation 16-17, M Aug 23

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    Anyone here in love with someone they can never be with ? Or someone that can never know about your feelings ? Its sucks doesn't it
    OmegaGod OmegaGod 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Especially when you send a heart felted text, explaining how you feel about someone. They either say "ok", "k", or a smiley face
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    :) :) :) SMILE (: (: (:The best feeling in the world is when you cheer someone up and they smile or you smile they smile or you tell them to turn that frown upside down or do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    She died six years ago While I held her hand Her eyes already closed As if dreaming of sweet escape She died six years ago And on that day my heart shattered As tears ran down my...
    RozzebellConta RozzebellConta 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I've been married for 3 years now. I have a two year old child who still keeps me alive. I've been dealing with depression since I was little... I thought marrying my husband...
    SexyUnicorns SexyUnicorns 18-21, F 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    We both have mental disorders that shouldn't be paired up together. I knew, maybe more then you, that this wouldn't work but you held me close and told me it would be fine. Right...
    Beatenrodent Beatenrodent 18-21, F a week ago

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    I don't know if it can be said that I lost someone to suicide, when I didn't know her at all. You can't loose what you never had. My mother killed herself exactly two weeks after...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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    At about 4:30, July 12, 2012 my phone had 2 missed calls, but I was playing a competitive game of ladder ball with my phone charging on the deck on silent mode. It was boys against...
    nco706 nco706 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    She approached me on EP 4 years ago. Reading my stories, she felt very sad for me and wanted to be my friend. I tried my best to drive her away by telling weird stuff, so that she...
    Kurecca Kurecca 22-25, M 3 hrs ago