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I Lost My Best Friend to Leukemia

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    Julia Russo - I met julia when we were 5 or 6. we had a dance class together, soon after we went to school together, and lived right around the corner from each other. We did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 5, 2008

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    Leukemia - Leukemia,You took my friend,My best friend,How could you?I don't deserve this!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Jun 19, 2012

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    Connor Owen Simonson 1996-2006 - Okay, so I'd known this boy pretty much since I moved here to Ohio when I was 5 or 6, growing up he was an awsome friend and an outstanding son to...
    HMLM HMLM 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2008

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    I Miss You Melissa! - I lost my best friend to leukemia on June 30, 2012. Not too long after her 18th birthday on June 22nd. Melissa was diagnosed with leukemia not very long after...
    kiiii kiiii 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    Help Me Travel The World So I Can Help Cancer Patients/survivors - I am a 20 year Leukemia survivor. It brings great sadness to me to hear all of these stories. I was wondering if...
    DiscoverThePath DiscoverThePath 18-21, M Nov 15, 2012

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    My Friend Isabella - my friend isabella was 17 when she died of leukmia she had it two years and i miss her so much we were really close just like sisters people used to joke we...
    keriandkatiebff keriandkatiebff 16-17 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    This week I lost my mother and I don't know what to do. I feel so lost. When she left she took a big piece of me with her and I cant ever get it back. I'm mad at my self for not...
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    Soul sisters, to be frank - That's me and my bestest best friend, which is what we like to call each other. We've only known each other for about a year and we didn't start of as...
    xxxrina xxxrina 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    January 29th 2014....my best friend who I have known for 12 years...committed suicide. She was only 19. She left behind a 3 year old son, her husband and everyone who loved her...
    kristencameryn kristencameryn 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    On December 1st, 2013, I lost one of the most important people in my life. The person I looked up too. My first friend, my brother. I was sitting in my brothers bed waiting for my...
    FMRT FMRT 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I lost my best friend Kayla when we were in 8th grade. Kayla moved here in 6th grade, but we didn't really get close until the summer after our 7th grade year. We did everything...
    harperm97 harperm97 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I lost two of them, actually. They were mean to me and when I was upset they never helped me. I told another friend about this and she went and told my best friends that I hate...
    clairexo clairexo 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Maybe hate is too much but… I thing she is not my best friend anymore, I don´t know what to do. I met my best friend 4 years ago and we became friends very quickly, we had fun...
    CaptainMer CaptainMer 16-17 Mar 31

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    I lost my best friend when I told her I was bisexual. She accepted me at first but later said. She doesn't feel comfortable around me. I have been bi this whole time and never once...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I want a best friend that will be by my side 24/7. Who will always be there if you need help. Who I can act crazy around with. Who do everything together. Who doesn't care if I'm...
    Secretdiary92 Secretdiary92 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Abusive Friend - I let go of an abusive friend today. She blamed me for everything that went wrong in our friendship, which we shakily built on out mutual grief after my best...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    I lost my best friend because she doesn't accept that I'm bi. Yes I have more friends but my other best friend switched schools right before this happened. I just want someone that...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    This day feels strange. I lost another friend only for being a jerk. Well, isn't exactly so bad. That friend used to come to my house and invade my personal space, it was pretty...
    aestheticisms aestheticisms 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    She was my best friend and I felt really close to her but then we started becoming less and less close. I wanted to talk to her about it and ended up telling her I liked her. Now...
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    We met 20 years ago in nursing school. She was so funny! We were in the same carpool together. She was from Korea but she was adopted at age 9 by an Italian family, and she had the...
    SanitySister SanitySister 41-45, F Mar 25

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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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    Well my best friend Janice and I used to be so close together ever since sixth grade. We are in band together and in the beginning we hung out a lot because we saw wait her a lot...
    BookWorm333 BookWorm333 22-25, F a week ago

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    Yeah so I'm kinda new here and I decided to write this story of mine to make things less sadder for me. So last month, I met someone, a guy, who was studying at my school. He added...
    fallensilverwings fallensilverwings 18-21, M Mar 17

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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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    She's still alive. I married her. We were together for 15 years. We shared everything together. Every experience. Everything about our bodies. Every feeling. Every love. But things...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I havent talked to my best friend in a while, he never texts me or even answers me anymore, I have no idea what to do anymore, Hell he was there for me when i was going suicidal.
    firecrystal216 firecrystal216 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It all started with gossip…she was mad at me and I said that I didn't care right now and wanted to have fun. Someone told her I said that I was talking smack behind her back and...
    Iwillloveyou4ever Iwillloveyou4ever 13-15, F Apr 4

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    I have seen this more and more and I don't understand. Best friend -A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or...
    lovedandadored lovedandadored 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    my cousin Amy was my best friend ever, she was my only friend. we tell each other everything, one day she told me who she had a crush on. I told her I would keep it a secret...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Like all cliche stories, mine started out great, but soon got flushed down the toilet. She was beautiful. She was caring. She was funny. She was my best friend. I'd liked her...
    SparkOfHope101 SparkOfHope101 16-17, F Mar 18

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    For about a week ago me and my 4 best friends had formed an unbreakable bond.. Until now.. She suddenly turned all 2cool4u and just posted hate and complained about us being...
    Bananabonzana Bananabonzana 13-15, M Mar 19

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    Hello everyone. I am 14 years old and you might think this is just the stupidity of teenage hood but I seriously have a problem. So I became friends with my "Beast Friend " 4 years...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    My best friend killed herself three months ago. It feels like i died with her... She was so beautiful and always smiled :) I loved her laugh and her ability to make you feel so...
    Evaa96 Evaa96 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I kept this secret from my best friend for a long time and we did not keep secrets from each other. I developed a crush on my best friend's brother when I was 16. We both were shy...
    80buttercup 80buttercup 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    ​know i am very young, but yes I've fallen in love. so it all started in kindergarten. we instantly connected, he was my best friend over everything. we both had a learning...
    seersh98 seersh98 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Unlike most of the stories here on the same subject, absolutely nothing ever happened between me and my best friend: we never dated—nor did anyone ever even suggest it or say we...
    luehdnoea luehdnoea 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    At school me and my friends have a group, with 5 girls Alex, Adelaide, Brenna, Grace and Me and I am the only one without a best friend. Adelaide has a best-friends called...
    bryannnnaaa bryannnnaaa 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    So I came out to my two best friends in the begging of February. Me and my two friends do everything together (well not EVERYthInG) so yeah. But I have fancied one of my two best...
    ClaraIsBi ClaraIsBi 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I literally am the worst best friend. EVER. I have liked my best friends ex even when he wasn't her ex.....like at first I didn't know they were dating but when I found out I...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've known my girl best friend, Francine, for 8 years now. She is very bright, very funny, very nice, and the best friend anyone could ask for. I am the luckiest guy in the world...
    aJason23 aJason23 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Here's to the best friend who... Can pep-talk away my tears. Here's to the best friend who... Is there for me when life turns its back. Here's to the best friend who... Assures me...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Hi, i'm Sara, i'm 14 years old, and i'd like to have a guy best friend 14-18 years old, i have a lot of female-friends and i don't have a problem on making female-friends but i've...
    SaraKh286 SaraKh286 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I have been grieving over my best friend since we both grew apart. She turned into a mean spirited person and started just being awful to me and my family who had always treated...
    SubmissiveArtist SubmissiveArtist 18-21, F a week ago

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    I met my best guy friend 3 years ago, and I've loved him since the day I met him. It wasn't love at first sight though, it was love at first word. The first time I heard him speak...
    WeepingWillow2014 WeepingWillow2014 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I have the bestest friend in the whole wide world Jake! (for confidentially I used a different name). We've been friends ever since August of 2013 when we first started college our...
    n8tvecuty52 n8tvecuty52 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I wouldn't say I actually hate her. If anything, I'm jealous and hurt. Our parents were friends since before we were born so we grew up together. Inseparable throughout grade...
    Schism7 Schism7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My best friend is AWESOME. (No, it's not myself, he really does exist). :D We've been best friends for a few years, and he's cheered me up when I felt sad. He has been there for...
    Knicksfan20 Knicksfan20 18-21, M Mar 23

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    My best friend is great. I love her, and I think she loves me. Till she stopped responding to my snapchats and texts (despite opening them), we would text for 3 hours daily. I want...
    kylalafferty kylalafferty 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Friendship especially Best Friends for men is probably the greatest and most intimate relationship for the male species. As a guy we would love to have that level of intimacy and...
    robertv1976 robertv1976 36-40, M Mar 28