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I Lost a Friend to Cancer

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    Oooooooooooooooooooo - I lost my mom to cancer wen I was seven she was fighting it for a long time and I never got to see her before she died and I wish I wouldn’t have gotten...
    tiara1992 tiara1992 18-21, F Sep 11, 2011

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    My Dad / My Friend - I lost my Dad to cancer . He was if not , my very best friend .
    hobnob68 hobnob68 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2009

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    GOD Will Still Work Miracles! - I am so blessed at this point in my life. All my prayers are being answered. Everynight when I pray my prayers become smaller and smaller because...
    PrincessLovesGod PrincessLovesGod 16-18, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    So Young - We just found out that the daughter of good friends of ours passed away this morning from cancer...she was only 23. She had been married less than 1 year and had been...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2008

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    I Miss My Friend and I Feel Guilty - I miss my friend and I still feel guilty about not seeing her right before she passed.  She had battled cancer more than half of her life...
    GR8Chick GR8Chick 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    Adam - I met Adam when we were 11. Since then, we became best friends and were always together. But, when we were 18, he found out that he had stage 4 stomach cancer which spread...
    toothlessphill toothlessphill 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    There Is Hope -   I have lost many friends and family members through cancer..it is tough especially when I survived...I feel guilty sometimes..     ...
    traviscurrier traviscurrier 26-30, M Jun 1, 2009

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    Sweetest Woman In The World - Her name was Michelle. When I met her, she already had breast cancer. She should have, and would have beat it, but was misdiagnosed for 2 years. For...
    sab01 sab01 26-30, F Aug 23, 2012

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    Too Young to Die. - When I was in grade school I met a girl who was the sweetest person I'd ever met. I think we were in 1st or 2nd grade. I didn't have many friends. I was the...
    UniqueStar UniqueStar 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2007

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    Remember Me? - For these two years, the loss of my dear friend whom I met when CNN did a story about how he was blogging about his battle with cancer at carepages.com and the...
    writerofwords69 writerofwords69 18-21, F Aug 14, 2009

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    I'll Miss You Krenar - I know this guy from work, he came to America and became a citizen. I've worked with him for the last four years. He's a good guy, he worked three jobs at...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 May 24, 2009

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    TO All Those Who Are Fighting Cancer! - I PRAY FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU! IM NOT A PERSON OF CANCER BUT MY AUNT ONCE WAS! SHE FAUGHT AND PUT HER TRUST IN THE LORD EVERY...
    PrincessLovesGod PrincessLovesGod 16-18, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2008

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    She's Gone...who Will Miss Her? - My friend of 6 years. I was never really there for her much, and neither was anyone else.  She suffered at the hands of a narcissistic...
    spicefriend spicefriend 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2009

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    How Long Will It.... - I lost my best friend to cervical cancer 13 years ago in Nov, right before thanksgiving. I still have not gotton up the courage to post my story. I would...
    strawberry1969 strawberry1969 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    One Week - I have often thot that when my friend Brooke has struggled with it for a couple years , lost all her hair, then all her teeth! and on and on, over and over , cycle on...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2010

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    Mathew Was My Rock - I lost my friend when I was 19, he had not long turned 21. We had been friends since I was 3, and although there were a couple of years here and there that we...
    Lauren2107 Lauren2107 22-25 Apr 4, 2012

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    I Forgot............ - Oh yeah I survived this dreaded disease..... Forgot to tell because I was intent on talking about my brother..............
    soccity soccity 51-55, F May 22, 2011

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    Cancer Sux - I have lost a friend and a true love to cancer. It is a very sad way to go.
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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    He Never Told Me He Was Sick - I had a very good friend of mine pass away from cancer a few weeks ago. The sad part is that even though we kept in touch after we graduated years...
    Spedunk Spedunk 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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    True Fighter - My friend Robert lost his battle w gastric cancer this year on May 28th.. He was a.true fighter til that day he fought hard to maintain his strength for the.sake of...
    this1is4u this1is4u 36-40, F Oct 5, 2012

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    He was a good man, I met him when we were 14. He was always funny, and knew how to make us all laugh. He had already battled cancer last year and beat it, sadly a few months ago it...
    GamerDustBunny GamerDustBunny 22-25, F Mar 6

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    He Died.......i Didn't.... - We only knew each other a few weeks but what we were going through made a strong bond between us even though we didn't understand each other, he was...
    Spiritsinger Spiritsinger 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    RIP Christian Booker - We met in our first year of high school and became friends.. We were very close, and we could talk about anything - then one day he told me he had cancer...
    alone101 alone101 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    I Lost My Best Friend, Lover And Supporter - When I was 12. My doctor told me that I had leukemia and I had to stay in the hospital for a while. I hated the hospital, I hated my...
    floortje1309 floortje1309 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    My Friend Jill - Last Friday my good friend, Jill, died after dealing with cancer for only a year. She was only 46.  Jill had a wonderfully obnoxious laugh that was way...
    KLSmyz KLSmyz 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    My Friend Who Was A Second Mother To Me Died From Cancer That Was Misdiagnosed - I met my friend about 12 years ago when she became my co-worker. She was old enough to be my...
    nascarlucy nascarlucy 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I Wasn't There. - 365 days ago, one of the best people I have ever known left this life. She was an amazing mother of 3 who would do anything for anyone at any time. Kristin...
    cr4zyf4ce cr4zyf4ce 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    Leukemia - We first met when I first moved to the town I now live in. My mom and I went down to the laundry mat and when I met her we instantly hit it off. Our moms met and were...
    mumucachu366 mumucachu366 16-18, F Nov 26, 2007

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    I'm Sorry... - Al was 23. Very cute, popular, athletic and built. Although he had his share of problems, he would do anything for those he cared about. He excelled at his...
    JustPlainMe JustPlainMe 19-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    October Was 2 Years - And I still cannot find the words. Bob was the most amazing man I had ever met. He was full of life and love. His wife is my best friend and she was to be my...
    nomoretears nomoretears 36-40, F Mar 3, 2008

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    S. Died Suddenly It Was Thought to Be Liver Cancer - S. was only 64.  I knew him over 20 years since I was close friends with his wife, Nancy.  She was so type A in her...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Jan 26, 2008

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    Suddenly Gone - A few weeks ago I was pulled out of my classroom in the early morning by a friend and dragged into the girls’ bathroom. I didn’t know what to expect...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    My Losses</3 - I had a best friend since the 2nd grade... His name is Mikio we got along instantly when we met, he moved away in the 4th grade and camBre back in the 5th grade...
    Tirun Tirun 13-15 Dec 15, 2011

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    I Miss You, Holly - Over the summer, I was in a production of Oliver! playing the role of Charlotte. The women who played my mother had been battling cancer all her life. She...
    VonMelon VonMelon 16-18, F Dec 29, 2007

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    Cancer Is An Epidemic Reaching Everyone - I have experienced this cruel disease also. Friends have succumbed and also family members.....Right now my brother is dying from liver...
    soccity soccity 51-55, F 1 Response May 22, 2011

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    My experience only really happened when I was in kindergarten. My friends name was Alonte. The other kids wouldn't play with him because they said he looked weird due to the...
    LeoLove0803 LeoLove0803 16-17, F Mar 30

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    She was so young. She was beautiful last time I saw her and she still is beautiful when I saw her for the very last time. I will never forget when we first met. Heaven couldn't...
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 13-15 Mar 1

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    On A Whole Different Continent - I was in Perth, Australia meeting new family when I found out. It was July 17th back home in the States. So it would have been about 2 am on the...
    NecromancersRequiem NecromancersRequiem 18-21, F Nov 22, 2011

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    Beavis And Butthead - When I was 14 I had a good friend named Greg Reynolds. We had only met at the beginning of the 8th grade but he was hilarious and we would go around acting...
    Kennison7 Kennison7 31-35, M Jun 29, 2013

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     well i didnt really lose my friend, she was my moms friend but she was like another mother to me until she moved away a few years ago. anyway she had lukemia. and i was named...
    lookingforastar lookingforastar 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2008

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    R.I.P Brittany Mckinny 1993-2007 -  Why? Written by: Aly Ahrens   We were never great friends Just always said "hi Now I miss her and have to ask why? Why...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    Cancer - this is something i do not know much about except that there is no cure.  and it is not discriminatory. i lost a friend yesterday to cancer.  she was 51 years old...
    litabug3 litabug3 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    My Friend Has a Brain Tumor - I find it hard to believe, even though he's struggling from it and I've seen how it has totally changed his life. It's awful. The best hope is that...
    humdinger humdinger 46-50, F Sep 12, 2007

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    Into the Ocean - I'm going to make good on my promise to laying bare my heart and soul about the grief I'm still dealing with. Friday, August 17, 2007 An unknown force pulls me...
    writerofwords69 writerofwords69 18-21, F Aug 17, 2009

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    She Was the Best - This may end up being a long Story. One that needs to be told. One of my dearest friends is gone now to cancer. When she was married her husband who had...
    feebee feebee 56-60, F 3 Responses May 1, 2009

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    My 2nd Mother - I recently lost a very wonderful lady who I loved as a friend a mother and someone who only would listen to me while telling a story. She wasnt ever the one to...
    Cateyes420 Cateyes420 31-35, F Sep 28, 2012

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    She was my best friend. The best person I've ever met and she was only 16. She passed on October 19, 2013 and I've thought about her everyday since. I can't find the friendship I...
    hebr0 hebr0 16-17, F Mar 22

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