I Lost My Brother

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    My Best Friend

    My big brother died in the military not so long ago. I haven't talked to many people since then. He wasn't just a brother to me, he was my best friend. My dad left us when I was little and I never really knew him so I always looked up to my brother, he was 9 years older then me...
    Btimez3 Btimez3
    16-17, M
    7 Responses Aug 18, 2013

    It has been almost 10 years

    since my brother died. Had he lived, today would have been his 31st birthday. I've spent all day thinking about him, and his memory brings tears to my eyes. I loved him dearly. He was always there for me no matter what. I lit candles in my home in remembrance of him. While is he...
    Ftyi Ftyi
    26-30, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    I Miss My Little Bro

    This November will mark the 10 year anniversary of my little brother's death. He was only 15 when he passed on. So young. He never got to fall in love, have a job, or even get his drivers license. It happened so fast, yet it took days, the most impossibly long, surreal days...
    Ticia Ticia
    26-30, F
    17 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    My older brother was closest thing I had to a

    protector since my father abandoned us. He was also my friend. The week before the 4th of July in 2011, I had several dreams of seeing him in a casket. I brushed it off, but I wanted to speak to my brother. He came over to visit that July 4th and was his usual humorous self. Yet...
    TaureanEarth TaureanEarth
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    My Heart Goes Out to All of You

    Having read every story here I have to say that my heart really goes out to all of you. Losing a sibling is something that you never really recover from. The last time I saw my brother Bill was on Valentines Day of 1993. I go back to that day over and over again in my mind and...
    chuckieb chuckieb
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2007

    He hasn't died.. We have the same dad.

    My dad was in prison and his mom was 19 and a druggie. She have him up for adoption, and even though we tried as hard as we could, we weren't able to get him. His foster parents were able to get custody of him which makes me so mad.. I mean come on people. He's my brother and...
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2014

    i was 4 at the time when my brother passed away

    in his sleep. He passed away from pneumonia. Was a hard time for our family but we always still share photos and what little memories we do have of him.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 30

    Hes not dead none are,

    i lost them i say cuz i didnt get to grow up with them there r two that got adopted i havent found yet n one brother i lost 4 awhile cuz hes in jail
    theresajanelle theresajanelle
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    Hey 6 or seven months ago my brother died he

    may have been my half brother but I still loved him like a brother, I will never think of him like a half brother because he was still there. He was 29 he died one month before his 30th and died 3 months before his daughters 5th I can't imagine how much life would be hell for...
    EllaObella EllaObella
    13-15, F
    4 Responses May 5, 2015

    One of the nicest and most respectful young men.

    Never into trouble had good grades and could make anyone laugh.An artist a DJ. Ian aka Man was too good for this world. He was 17 years old. We miss you handsome.Know we are and forever will be proud of you.
    ladylioness816 ladylioness816
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2015


    My oldest brother was also 27 when he died.  Feb 5, 1999.  He rolled over on a country road and was ejected.  I have 2 other brothers one younger and one older.  We were all devastated at this loss.  He had been in prison for a couple of years for a...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Jun 4, 2007

    Justice Wasn'T Served For My Brother :(

    Last September, was one of the worst tragic days of my life. My brother was killed right in front of our home. Never did i ever see this coming or happening to somebody close me. My brother was only 22 years old and was one of the most fun loving people you would ever meet. He...
    wellwriten wellwriten
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2013

    I am devastated at the death of my brother

    yesterday. I just can't believe that he is gone. He was only 42 years old. He was my only sibling and I am feeling lost and just overwhelmed with grief right now. He had a stroke in April 2015, and has suffered with pain since that time. After suffering a headache for the...
    Tibbletea Tibbletea
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 22

    I lost my brother a few months ago in a car

    accident he was only 18, I miss him so much theres never a day that goes by when I dont think of him. He has a twin brother that feels the hurt more than anybody they always had that twin bond. He's never going to meet his neice or his triplets he never knew he was having. He...
    easilyxgrimess easilyxgrimess
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 16

    I would sometimes blow out my candles on

    birthdays and wish I had his brain. His intelligence, his wit, his unrelenting sarcasm and comebacks. He was the epitome of everything I wanted to be. We would sit on the bench together at the computer and watch season after season of The Office and I would do my best to laugh...
    Jennifer927 Jennifer927
    22-25, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    My brother committed suicide on the night we

    were celebrating my birthday. It has been many years since then, the wound on my soul has become a scar but every now and then I still break down and cry.
    grumesh grumesh
    31-35, M
    Jan 30

    Monday March 16th 2015 I woke up feeling heavy

    and confused. I made my way to work and continued the day feeling completely outside of myself. I got a call from my mother of whom I have no relationship with asking if I have heard from my big brother that day... My heart jolted. I felt so strange like something wasn't right...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    It's been 6 months since I saw my little

    brother die. I'm so mad tonight. I know I could have prevented it and I will never forgive myself. The pain isn't going away, it's just becoming less obvious.
    ironelf06830 ironelf06830
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

    Again and Again... I had two brothers,

    the best big brothers any girl could ask for. When I was younger, my oldest brother died, and not only around two weeks ago my other brother left me behind. It happened in front of me, the shouting from downstairs as he argued with my parents, then the climbing up the stairs to...
    SilentWinter SilentWinter
    16-17, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    I Lost My Brother

    My younger brother was killed august 2nd, 2010 at age 12; just 3 days before his 13th birthday. He was literally around the block from our house and noone knew. He had taken his bike to go meet his bestfriend at their pet store 2 blocks from our house when he was hit by an 18...
    ghostwriterx3 ghostwriterx3
    26-30, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    My 15 Yr Old Brother, Good Bye Will

    My name is Sophie and I am 14 yrs old, this is my story. (04/05/13) 5 weeks ago everything was fine, my older brother Will was happy with his girlfriend, his friends and was finding year 10 awesome. Nothing seemed to be wrong, everything was normal, the biggest trouble in my life...
    sophieatkinson sophieatkinson
    4 Responses May 4, 2013

    My Brother

    September 5th, 2012 started out like any other Wednesday. My mother, a doctor, went to work. My stay-at-home dad woke me, 13, my brother, 10, and my sister, 8 up to go to school. After school, I went to football. The football field was at the muddle school I went too. The road...
    perrya17 perrya17
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    It was 1997... I saw him last,

    just 3 months before (96)... visiting him in prison. 45 minutes I will never forget. He was about to be released (drug trafficking and manufacturing)... but, somehow, I knew it was the last time I would see him. It was. Shortly before he was to be released, a matter of weeks...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    James.. His names was James

    and he was perfect. Outside and Inside... My brother James was born with many different disabilities, his disabilities had him in a wheelchair and he had to take over 15 different medication, daily. On March 19th, 2014; James took his last breath, I miss him more then...
    AziahAndFamily AziahAndFamily
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2014


    I lost my little brother to leukemia in 2002. He was diagnosed when he was four and died at age 11. It was only two weeks before my 16th birthday.  I donated bone marrow and T-cells for him.  When he died all of his healthy cells were mine and if his DNA were tested...
    onudi onudi
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Sep 5, 2007

    My Best Friend, My Brother

    My brother was 20 years old when he shot himself last january 24th 2012. He was my best friend, my only real friend. The only person in my life that I could trust completely. I was two years older, but he was always calling me his little sis. I've never felt more love from anyone...
    basscannon basscannon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

    I lost my 9 year old brother

    and my childhood bestfriend last month. my little brother struggled with a mechanical ventilator and a gastrostomy tube in a year after a brain surgery (the doctors still do not know the real diagnosis if it was a pediatric stroke or a tumor) while my bestfriend did not even...
    gylyweed gylyweed
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    My family was in a car accident

    when I was 12. We were hit by a truck and pushed into the middle of a busy intersection. When the lights changed we were caught in the middle and hit by another car. My brother William died at the scene. He would have been 50 this year if he had survived.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    I went out biking with my brother 4 years ago

    on August 30th 2010. The brakes on his bike didn't work and I saw him go airborne and land on the cement head first. I lose memories of him but that one day will not leave my head. I remember oy detail for detail. It hasn't gotten any better since then and I guess I just wanted...
    roughie64 roughie64
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    It's been 3 months since my 30 year old twin

    brother died in a motorcycle accident and I find myself lost without him I constantly think about all the things we have done together and the future were spose to have raising our kids together I just don't know if this empty feeling in my heart and soul will ever be replaced I...
    Badbob5003 Badbob5003
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    It was 1st March this year

    when the police came to my door. I'd been out the night before with my friends, and we'd barely escaped being mugged - I thought the police were there for that. They asked to see me and then told me the news: "we found a body and we think it's your brother's". Everything was so...
    vaekyri vaekyri
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2014

    I lost a brother in 2000 from GBM brain rumors.

    He was 42 and left behind a with and 2 children.
    TallTim64 TallTim64
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    My brother was only 5

    when he died in a small plane that my dad was flying. The gas stopped getting to the engine and the plane choked. My dad managed to make a less-than-terrible landing, but he got torn up and broken pretty bad, and all that happened was a bump on the head to my brother - it was...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 29, 2015

    My brother died February 13

    and his birthday was on February 25. He would have been 14. He died bc of a car crash. And I just miss him so much, he was always there for me and would always punch me lightly on the shoulder and say "how's it going, champ?" And i just can't believe he's gone
    Monse2021 Monse2021
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 28

    I lost my my younger brother 2 months ago.

    He was my best friend and the nicest guy I ever saw. He was 21 years old. He had this great personality and he was so much fun. He died from an asthma attack. He was cured from asthma along ago but still he got a deadly impact suddenly. I don't know what happened it just...
    supernova90 supernova90
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    My brother left me on June 11th,

    2007 to cancer. I was devastated and still til this day I haven't gotten over his death.
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    he wasn't blood but I've never been closer to

    someone than him he passed from this world in a valiant accident yesterday I never had a big brother growing up until I met him and now he's gone : (
    JClove33 JClove33
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 25

    I can't even talk about him.

    He took a part of my soul with him.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    my brother had straightened his life out made

    dean's list fixing to graduate pharmacy school was getting gas and had a brain aneurysm the song star's by grace potter reminds me of him
    deleted deleted
    Jun 19, 2015

    April 1st, 1976, a passenger in a single car

    accident. I was 18, just about to graduate high school, my launch into adulthood fault erred.
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne
    56-60, M
    May 26, 2015

    Life In So Unfair

    My only one brother was shot at the age of 27 right in front of our house in 2010. I am his 2 years younger sister. Still crying thinking about him, and I am thinking about him every day. My parents look now 10 years older than they should be. I thought time cures, but it does...
    lavanda16 lavanda16
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

    I was always the brother

    that wasn't good at anything. My brother Jeremiah made anything look easy he was good at everything. Mom would never say it but he was definitely the favorite. Smart, strong, and athletic. He would do things for me and not tell mom just so she would notice me. I was never mad...
    Btimez3 Btimez3
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Apr 27, 2014
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    "I Lost My Brother"

    I can't believe I have not shared this story yet. It is painful for me to talk about so until I saw this group I had debated on whether or not to share my story. My younger brother died June 11, 2000. He was only 23 yrs old at the time of his death. We were very close and I...
    cmost cmost
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Jun 4, 2007

    My brother just passed

    and I now death is sad. It's just now getting to me. I just regret the last things I said. I can never take them back or ask forgiveness. I know I don't have the worse problems. But everyone I love dies. Like I should never let anyone love me it me love anyone
    matthewderailed matthewderailed
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015
    mjd68 mjd68
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 14

    Today is the five year anniversary of my

    brothers death. I miss him every day. I wish I had been able to say goodbye. I love him a lot and he'll always be in my heart.
    christy0909 christy0909
    18-21, F
    Jan 16

    For My Brother

    I lost my brother when he was barely 5 years old.  I was only 9 years old.  He was my only sibiling (@ the time) & my best friend.  I can remember every little detail of that day.  I can see him lying in the hospital bed, my entire family crammed in...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe
    31-35, F
    33 Responses Aug 27, 2007

    It's been 4 years now exactly 4 years ago my

    brother died for a reason I still don't know. 3 more days and he would have lived to be 9 years old. Just 3 days till his birthday. I still don't know why he was taken at such a young age or even why he was taken
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 2, 2014

    I lost my brother 1 month ago.

    I got a phone call from my dad at about 6pm on a Tuesday evening. I can't stop replaying that short conversation in my head. "Your brother's dead" he said "he shot himself this morning.." My heart sinks just writing that. All day that day I had my 21 yr old younger brother on...
    jellybean1989 jellybean1989
    18-21, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    Would Give Anything To Turn Back Time..

    On November 11th, 2011 I lost my brother to suicide. I couldn't believe it was true. I remember getting the phone call, I hung up the phone quickly and didn't know what to do, how to feel, what to say..I still have those same feelings, and replay that day in my head over and over...
    Sisterofanangel Sisterofanangel
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

    It's been 10 months since my younger brother

    passed away, it I'm 24 now, he was 21, he had viral myocarditis which Is a condition that weakens the heart muscles and ultimately leads to heart arrest, I will never forget that day.. I was staying in new york city for a couple of months with my fiance, we are originally from...
    Pulpo25 Pulpo25
    22-25, M
    Sep 18, 2015

    My life has been altered,

    or, as one woman I met told me, "transformed." I liked that word because something positive can be associated with it. It reminded me that even in the midst of devastation, glimpses of hope and happiness can be found. Three months ago, my younger brother passed away at age 24...
    christina1219 christina1219
    26-30, F
    Jul 18, 2015

    Today's is one of those days

    where I just wallow. No one's home and with my headphones and computer, it's like I'm completely alone in my own little world. I'm torturing myself with music. Just remembering and feeling. He was 18; I was 19. We weren't exactly adults, but we growing out of our childhood. We...
    HarleyQuinn326 HarleyQuinn326
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    A Sad Day.

    my younger brother was diagnosed with cancer, before christmas. some of you here knew that. he fought hard, in and out of hospital. today, his tired, weary body, decided it had had enough. a release from the suffering and pain. I miss you bro.
    46-50, M
    31 Responses Jul 25, 2012

    My brother Matt died on the fifteenth.

    He was 15 and I'm 14. I think it really just hit me today. I was looking through some stuff on my phone and I found all these pictures I'd saved for him to see because I thought they'd make him smile. He was sick. There was something wrong with his heart, I don't really...
    bingbong2 bingbong2
    13-15, M
    Oct 19, 2015
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