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I Lost My Brother

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    I Am Sorry I Could Not Save Him.

    He was only 5 when diagnosed with unknown disease similar to leukemia which affects only boys. I was 2 years older and only thing i could do was to donate my bone marrow. everything went well and even he was blind, almost deaf and paraplegic we could take him home and take care...
    lickis lickis 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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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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    "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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    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

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    And He Returned.

    I have missed your company. I have truly missed having you around. I'm glad we're talking again. I'm glad I gave you a chance. I'm glad you let me in. I am so, so glad to have you back in my life. I've missed you more than I care to admit. You have no idea what it means to me to...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8 18-21, F Aug 5, 2012

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    It happend in october last year.

    ..he was only 27 and he had a bike accident...i miss him so much and i am having a hard time wrapping my head around what happend...
    lostraki lostraki 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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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

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    my brother was a twin.

    he passed away suddenly on jan 24. he was only 21 years old. he had a blood clot that he didnt know about and it travelled to his lungs and gave him a heart attack. me and my family are in such greif right now. are we ever gunna get through this
    cpasqua cpasqua 31-35, F Feb 1

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    My Brother Died 5 Years Ago

    At age 24. The most I can say about him is that he was a sociopath.
    Missyrain Missyrain 31-35, F Oct 14, 2013

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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 35 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    I did! In the worst way!

    He was only 13 and I miss him so much! I wish he didn't have to leave us so soon! I love you little brother!!
    Nunamiut33 Nunamiut33 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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

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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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    It feels like my family has lost him thru death

    but minus the funeral.. I'm not sure if that makes sense. It's been 15 months since our family literally tore apart and since I last saw my brother. Sometimes I regret not saying something to him the last time I saw him. When I saw him I had this feeling hovering over me and it...
    misslyn misslyn 22-25, F Dec 23, 2013

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    Lost My Brother

    He is my everything...We worked, we lived together... We were like 1 person! One part from him, one part from me! I lost him from a car accident...everyday i miss him so much! I cannot explain my feelings with writing... Time is frozen!
    CihanEP CihanEP 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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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 16 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    My brother was a baby.

    He was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma when he was just a year and three months. He has been sick since he was born but we never thought it was cancer. The pediatrician didn't even know it was cancer, she insister that it was his kidneys or his heart. But one Thursday in March...
    Evelynee3 Evelynee3 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    My brother passed away in September 2009.

    The years have passed but the pain still looms everyday within me. He was 46 years old and had lung cancer. He was by no means the perfect man, he found out about his cancer in jail, he was in the middle of a divorce and when he came home one of his two children would not...
    EHayes1117 EHayes1117 41-45, F Mar 4

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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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    I Will Never Forget: My Heart Swelled Love

    My brother was murdered when I was 15 years old. It was September 11th, 2011. He was only 28 years old. Well....the people who killed him, stabbed him a few times and hit vital arteries. Oh...oh and beforehand, they beat the **** out of him. The story....that damn story changed...
    JasmineLove45 JasmineLove45 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 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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    I'll Never Forget U (Read This And U Will Know )

    seven years ago at this same exact day ,my brother woke up , kissed his new pregnant wife , who he got married only 8 months ago , said goodbye , off to work , he drove very carefully and wise he never did before but when i rode with him he used to tell me he loved me so muc he...
    mariammokhtar mariammokhtar 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Big Brothers, I Miss You Both

    I lost my oldest brother, Ray, 3 years ago. He was 47yrs. A Navy Vet. The last ship he served on was the USS Roanoke, The Polar Express. I can still remember him taking me on a tour of that ship. I loved it! He'd come home from a construction job. I found him on the couch one...
    Vsti71 Vsti71 31-35, F Oct 5, 2013

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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 13-15, M Nov 9, 2013

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    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

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    A Feeling Beyond Explanation

    My brother was my everything, my favorite person on earth. Due to an unknown reason, he stopped talking to my family and I and moved away 2 years ago. My family was closer than most, but now a piece is missing from all of us. My goals, my morals.. all have changed since his...
    lex7 lex7 18-21, F Oct 23, 2013

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    I haven't lost my brothers yet.

    But I'm going to. They are both terminally ill. And before you go on and on about how much I need to just be happy about the fact that they are alive now, I am. But their life expectancy is 25 and one is 23, the other is 16. I want to know what some of you wish you would have...
    DogMom13 DogMom13 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    My Bothers Story

    The most painful day I have ever had to endure was when I lost my younger brother on Aug. 23, 2011. He was 17 and his birthday was 2 weeks and 5 days away. He was my best friend. For 9 yrs my brother and I were my parents only children. We were only a yr apart in age and did...
    bigsisof4 bigsisof4 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    I lost my dear brother this past Sunday.

    I am in shock. Adam was my everything cannot describe the pain I feel right now. Adam you were my everything. What am I going to do now? I miss you so much. I would trade my life for yours. God help me.
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    I Worry About You Ethan,

    You've Been Acting Kinda Funny & I Wouldn't Be Surprised If You Spent Your Money On That Fücken Stuff. I'm Talkin About The Drugs. The Ones That Fücked You Up & You Know They Fücked You Up & I Try To Pick You Up. . Where We Came From We Did Some Stupid Stuff, We Used To...
    OhhAngie OhhAngie 13-15, F Mar 17

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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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    Bitter

    I lost my brother a year ago today. It has been a tough day. I just keep getting angrier as the minutes tick by. I can feel the constant tearing of my eyes threatening to run over. I can't let them, though...my heart is too hard. I feel like there is a slow but imminent eruption...
    MissJaded MissJaded 31-35, F Jan 24, 2013

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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    R.I.P Cody He just graduated from high school.

    My brothers hunter, nacho ,Ben ,bandi and dalton were going to a cemetery. Cody was the last car. When Cody stopped at the stop sign a truck came out of no where and hit the back of his car and flew his car about 1,432 feet from where he was. He died instantly and Ben(the...
    Tryme4 Tryme4 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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 13-15, M 5 Responses Apr 27

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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 13-15, M 11 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    I lost my brother 10 days

    before my 16th birthday. We're still fighting for justice
    wonderstar wonderstar 16-17, F 1 Response May 28

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    Almost 10 Years

    It has been almost ten years since I lost my ten-year-old brother, I was twelve. It is hard for me to remember much about him at this point, I feel like I've shut him out for the past ten years in order to protect myself. I miss him dearly and really need to find a way to...
    pokeypete pokeypete 22-25 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    The Day He Died

      Tuesday   Can I remember that Tuesday? Barely.    I remember folding my daughter's tiny laundry, having reached the breaking point of seeing her clean clothes, towels, and bibs piled in the laundry basket. I remember standing at my bed...
    jennyberg jennyberg 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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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 13-15, F Apr 28

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    My Other Half / Angel On My Shoulder

    My twin brother Jeremy died when we were born. I think about him all the time, and even dream about him. This is just a little poem I wrote for him a while back. It's not my best work, but it's in honor of him and I'm proud of it:) "Angel On My Shoulder" "The angel on my...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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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 13-15 4 Responses May 4, 2013

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    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

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    Before I was born, when my parents had just

    been married and my mom was 19 and my dad 23,they had a son. Born December 13th, 1998. 3 weeks later he died from Meningitis (meningococcus). A year later my mom had a miscarriage and was depressed. Another year passes and I pop out. I lived the kind of life where I didn't...
    alexisnnicole alexisnnicole 13-15, F Feb 12

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    Tragically Lost My Oldest Brother.

    My oldest brother was 13 years older than me, and I always did look up to him. In March of 1987, I received a phone call from a friend, telling me that my oldest brother was dead.  I presumed that he had been killed in a motorcycle accident, since on weekends he and a...
    risenphoenix risenphoenix 66-70, M 8 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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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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    Finding My Way

    We had the same hands.  I saw my hands laid out in his casket, one folded neatly over the other.  The fingers were a bit thicker, but the size, shape, and square nails were the same -- an exact replica of our father's.  I touched them, running my fingers along the...
    Zaipher Zaipher 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Just Scared I Will Forget Him.

    When I was only three, my brother aged just 8 died of Brain Cancer. Though I remember little of it, I remember clearly my other brother Taylor aged 5 and his deep depression for his young life. I cant ride a bike, began school late and slept very little as a kid, due to my single...
    Maddigan Maddigan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Today was the first day I met my brother for the first time... It was really scary. But maaaan he's such amazing guy! I can't wait to meet my new nephews & nieces ❤️ today was...
    haaaywee08 haaaywee08 13-15, F Jul 2

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    My Mom's Death I remember it clearly as though it happened yesterday. She was an amazing woman. Very independent yet not. My dad really held her together. I remember the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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