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I Lost My Brother to Cancer

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    A New Star In the Heavens - I lost my baby brother Jeremiah Joseph Leahy IV to colon cancer on May 30, 2008.  We had only been reunited after being separated for thirty years...
    nycajun nycajun 56-60 Jan 15, 2009

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    My Big Brother - I lost my big brother to stage 4 alveolarrhabdomyosarcoma! He had it in his sinus, beat it! Relapsed into his pancreas. He battled it for four long years. He was...
    Sidthekid11 Sidthekid11 13-15 Sep 16, 2011

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    My Little.brother.and My Buddy! - I lost my brother on jan 5 2012 to small cell carcinoma, lung cancer. I am 48 and he was 45. We were best buds growing up and I remember taking...
    Tfinn64 Tfinn64 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Say It Out Loud - I've been rewatching grey's anatomy (huge fan of it but thats a post for another day) and they talk about the 5 stages of grief and how you can bounce back and...
    meredithblack meredithblack 18-21, F Mar 20, 2013

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    April Was The Month From Hell - On April 2nd my brother, 35 years old, went into surgery to get a colostomy bag put on. 5 hours later his doctor called me, he didn't think he was...
    Mezzaphorina Mezzaphorina 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Cancer Took My Little Brother. - He was 38 years old when he died, but he'll always be my little Brother.  He was the baby of the family, but he had the biggest heart. ...
    BJTreese BJTreese 46-50 1 Response Sep 7, 2008

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    Today will make it 7 years since my brother passed. I'm the same age he was when he died and I'm battling the same disease. The pain has never ceased, I'm not sure that it ever...
    lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Yes - It's his birthday today. I will never forget. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 9 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    I Lost My Brother... - i lost my brother to cancer.. 14 years ago he was only 18 an i was 17.. i miss him still soo much.. there was many things i never got to say to him and the...
    bexyboo bexyboo 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    It Happened So Fast. - At the time of his diagnosis he was 29 and in a band. He was living the rock star lifestyle. I lived 400 miles away and only saw him a handful of times...
    lpg78550 lpg78550 26-30, F Dec 26, 2012

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    I Cried Today - A year ago I began writing a journal to chronicle my days and nights in the hospital with my dying brother an on the Air Force base where the hospital was located...
    Mezzaphorina Mezzaphorina 31-35, F Apr 5, 2013

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    I Lostmy Baby Brother To Cancer - While he had just turned 33, he will always be my baby brother. He went in to have surgery on a hemotoma in his leg, and 3 weeks later lost his...
    amytow amytow 36-40 Dec 2, 2011

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    I Love You Forever My Twin, Did You Find Neverland? - On January 4th 1997 me and my twin brother, Alfred were born. We did everything together, and we looked so alike that it was...
    EttaScout EttaScout 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    Cancer Sucks. - a little less than a year ago my brother was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor that did not take it's time destroy his life and the lives of us who loved him...
    meredithblack meredithblack 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    I'm new to this site and I was looking for some kind of outlet to go to... My name is Allie and I lost my only younger sibling to a very rare type of brain tumor in 2005. My...
    alcad alcad 18-21, F Jan 27

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    Dustin - I lost my best friend to cancer when I was 11. He was 12. He made me who I am today. I love and miss him so much. I've dedicated so much of my time for him, I wish I could...
    Darkontheinside Darkontheinside 18-21, F Dec 9, 2010

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    I was 11 when my brother died of cancer. He was only 21 but I am glad that he was a role model to me after our dad past away. A month before he died he had his 21st birthday. I had...
    SammyTommo SammyTommo 18-21, F Feb 27

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    Cancer Took My Little Brother. - He was 38 years old when he died, but he'll always be my little Brother.  He was the baby of the family, but he had the biggest heart. ...
    BJTreese BJTreese 46-50 Sep 7, 2008

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    He was my favorite person in the world. When he was 15 he was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma (I was also diagnosed a few years later). It's a rare soft tissue cancer that has a...
    lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Time Is Meant To Heal - In honor of my best friend Conner Scott. Although unheard I thank you For always being there Even when you were bedridden You always seemed to care You...
    BJLes BJLes 18-21, F Dec 4, 2011

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    Guilt And Replacements - I feel guilty being in this group. All of you have lost dear brothers you know and loved. I did lose a brother and it was from cancer but I never got to...
    InsulinAddict InsulinAddict 16-17, M Apr 27, 2013

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    It has been so many years now but the consequences of losing my only brother to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia has never been fully settled. I was the only child for 6 years until he...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 9 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Yet Another Rare Form - I don't remember the name of my brother's cancer but it affected his liver.  According to his doctors at the time, he was 1of only 50 people with this...
    Katija Katija 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2007

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of...
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    Hi my name is Julie, I am here because I dont know where else to go.............In May 2012 I lost my dad he was 82 years old, 6 weeks later my mother died of a broken heart, they...
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    Nasser, second president of Egypt, was hated by the terrorist Organisation of the Muslim Brotherhood very much, to the level of trying to assassinate him!It is because he had a...
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    I'm coming up on my sixth cancerversary. It's funny what memories resurface. The day I found out I had a large tumor in my abdomen (which turned out to be a rare form of ovarian...
    stonesandsage stonesandsage 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    People think it's weird and judge me and my brother just because we have never had a fight. It's just not possible his my Bestfriend ! I'm 18 his 21 and our whole life we have...
    Sammi1597 Sammi1597 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing, so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    4 days ago I lost my father to multiple myeloma, a vicious cancer that attacks the white blood cells and bone marrow. I am currently 14 and my dad was my role model. He was my...
    idnar13 idnar13 13-15, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My mum has stage 3 lung cancer, which means its spread to her bones. She hid it from us until now. She made up every excuse to go to the doctor. Shes only 36. Shes being moved to a...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    I have an abusive brother. He has beaten me and attacked me physically and mentally for the entire 16 years of my life. My confidence has become extremely low as a result, to the...
    radpink radpink 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I lost my daughter Ashley Rene at 21 years old in Feb 2008 due to complications of her giving birth to my grand-daughter Ashianna. We lost them both
    lisamariesings lisamariesings 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hai, I'm 13 and my name is Alice, my parents died when I was 6 and my older brother Josh has been raising me since then, he is 21. It all started when he told me his friends were...
    AliceTheKill3r AliceTheKill3r 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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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    On March 21st at 11:37 pm MST 2014, my sister lost her battle with cancer. I have decided to take a bit of leave from Experience Project and my friends. I will need to take this...
    newtonpark newtonpark 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    i lost my mother to cancer 5 years ago. and every single day goes by and my grief doesn't grow any smaller. she was amazing and perfect in every aspect. i dream to be like her.
    leahduffys leahduffys 16-17, F Apr 8

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Long story short: - Got married to my highschool sweetheart after being together for 10 years. - He was best friends with my brother. I was very close with my brother until he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19

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    I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in May 2012. The summer after I graduated from high school is when my mom got diagnosed. I had a boyfriend at the time but he became frustrated...
    kristyd713 kristyd713 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My grandpa had lung cancer for 16 years. He died in March 2010.
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    My dad got bowl cancer 😩 don't know how to react, I just went into defense mode went out the yard and linked my mates.. Just blazed one zoot.. And tried to forget about what I...
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My grandpa died from cancer and we really didn't have a really good relationship since he lived so far. But I think that's what hurts the most, the fact that I didn't have that...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F Apr 3

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    On April 4, 2014 I lost my wife of 25 years to Lung Cancer. I miss her very much. She was my best friend and companion. I have done a lot of crying and more crying.
    vazquezj vazquezj 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    My aunt has punched cancer in the fact twice. She is a real hero of mine.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not always, but sometimes I sit down and feel like I'm lost, sad, depressed and confused at the same time. When it happens, seeing happy people makes me more sad, seeing sad people...
    AReallyNiceGuy AReallyNiceGuy 13-15, M 8 hrs ago