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    "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

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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    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

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    I lost my brother almost 3 years ago.

    It's been the hardest three years of my life. I've learned hate. I'm working on forgiveness. It's just things I can't put into words. Sometimes, I still think of split seconds where I can't wait to tell him this... But them I remember.. He's gone. We were the best of friends. I...
    MonsterMorgan MonsterMorgan 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    this morning marked three years.

    . that is three halloweens that we havent taken our children trick or treating together and three thanksgivings that he hasnt been late to three cheesecakes i didnt make for his birthday three christmasses with out him.... there are days that the pain seams almost bearable and...
    danie410 danie410 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17 4 Responses May 4, 2013

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    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

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Apr 28

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Lost

    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 36-40, M 8 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    ARTOFNOISE ARTOFNOISE 46-50, M 33 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    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 26-30 6 Responses May 29

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    this aril he killed his self.

    It still hurts today he was my 1#brother. Him and my other brother had the same birthdays but he was 2 years younger. I still remember turning on my phone and see so many people was calling me and texting me saying we have bad news so I called my dad and he said John's gone I...
    de7e de7e 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    Closing In On 10 Years.

    Next September 24th will mark the 10-year anniversary of the untimely death of my brother(not this coming September,mind you,but September of next year).I was unprepared for such a loss when it happened on September 24th of 2004.I was supposed to go to see the Red Sox play their...
    ultrasensitive ultrasensitive 46-50, M 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    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

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    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

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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 8 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    I lost my first older brother 7 years this

    sunday when I was 11 years old. He died from an "accidental" prescription drug overdose. I lost my second a year ago from injuries sustained in a car accident in which he was driving. I miss you so fricking much. In the last year my anxiety has increased so much.
    littlemiss139 littlemiss139 18-21, F Oct 5, 2014

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    Steven

    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

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    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

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    I lost my brother Jason on the 8/12/07 I think

    about him everyday and wonder if I just ended my own life, would I be with him?
    payforoursins payforoursins 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    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 34 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    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 26-30 Jun 19

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    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.
    CHOCOLATEBELLYBUTTONPRINCESS83 CHOCOLATEBELLYBUTTONPRINCESS83 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    He died of brain cancer

    when he was 21 and I was 14. Now that I am 22 I fear I will develop the same cancer.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    It happened a long time ago It was very hard on

    my parents especially on my mother
    leostrong leostrong 22-25, F Aug 29, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    My brothers gone...sorry

    if this is long but it's what happend. My names Nevada and I'm 14. I'm the only girl my parents have, I have four older brothers. Declan is 21, Jackson is 17, Carson is 16, and Christian is 15.     If you look at my family now, from the outside, you'd think we'd have the...
    VadaDrewSeventh VadaDrewSeventh 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    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

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    he had had ms for20yrs.

    He just decided one night enough was enough, shot one round into a block of wood. He was satisfied with the damage, called the police and said there is going to be a suicide at this address, put it to his forehead and pulled the trigger.
    arkangelmichael arkangelmichael 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I lost my brother he committed suicide he was

    20 at the time almost 21. I came home and found he left me a note on my bed before he did it. My brother and I were very close I could talk to him any time. When I lost him it was like I lost my dad cause thats was what he was to me even though my dad is still alive but he isn't...
    shadowblades shadowblades 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    Dear Seth,

    Dear Seth, I just turned 14; I was 11 when you died. I’m just waiting for the moment when you walk through the door again, open armed, ready for a hug. If I accomplish anything in life, it’s going to be: making you proud and living for the both of us. When people makes...
    wompong wompong 26-30 Sep 23, 2013