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I Lost My Brother

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 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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    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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    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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    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 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 Cant Talk To My Family About How I Really Feel About It

    It is the 5 year anniversary of my brother killing himself. Every year my family holds a memorial for him, where we pray for him and visit his grave. I'm not able to be there this year, and nor is my brother bracken who is horse trading down south near me. He came to visit me and...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 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 34 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    We Had It So Good, Drugs Apparently Were Better

    My older brother was my hero. He was the coolest, funniest, most sarcastic kid I knew. Our relationship consisted of us laughing half the time and talking about deep thoughts the other half. I am the middle of five children and he was the oldest. My sisters and I never were able...
    Devonxxx Devonxxx 18-21, F Jun 3, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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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    My Mitch

    Four years ago today I received a phone call that shattered me and my family. My younger brother, who was one of my best friends, was killed in a car accident. I answered the call at about 7:45 in the morning. It was a Saturday. A beautiful sunny Saturday morning. It was a police...
    chrissyr4 chrissyr4 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 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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    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 1 Response Mar 10

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    I Will Always Miss Him

    February 23, 2007 my younger brother was killed in a car accident.  He had only been married 7 weeks.  His wife was in the car with him but came out with only a concussion and whiplash.  We didn't really know her as they had only been dating 3 months.  They...
    lullabyblossom lullabyblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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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 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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    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 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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    The Call I'Ll Never Forget

    My brother was 27 years old with a 2 and 3 year old babies. He was happily married and we had just celebrated his 27th birthday on May 9, 2013. It was the best surprise his wife had planned and he was so happy and grateful. The night of the 13th my mother received a call from...
    bramir01 bramir01 31-35 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    RIP Brayden 1/7/09

    my brother in law was killed on Wednesday January 7th at 8:30am he was hit by a pickup he was 9 years old. i love you brother   On Wednesday morning, 9-year-old Brayden Lott was run over by a pickup truck after walking away from his front yard, near 83rd Avenue and Lower...
    logan66 logan66 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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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 Life Without My Brother

    Matthew: A loving, kind, bitchy brother whom i loved/love and is gone. He died from cancer.I received that call telling me he died two years ago(from date of publication 18/05/13) listening to my dearest band - Evanescence, I was listening to Immortal - http://www.youtube.com...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19, 2013

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    Missing My Little Brother

    I lost my brother one week ago today. He died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage and he was only 24. He had gone to hang out with some people that he worked with the night before and ended up staying the night. The next day he told them he was going to take a nap and when they...
    CC6143 CC6143 26-30, F 4 Responses May 24, 2009

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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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    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 Wonder What My Brothers Would Be Doing Right Now?

    In 1985, my oldest Brother woke up early and was teasing my Mom like he always did and asked my Mom to bring him to work...little did we know that would be the last time we would see him. He had a job for a family in town, digging a hole for their Well..It was 6' deep and when he...
    valleygirl011 valleygirl011 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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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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    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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    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...
    BraedenMiller BraedenMiller 13-15, M 11 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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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    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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    My Falling Starr

    On March the 19th 2013 I received a phone call that will forever change my life. My father found my little brother dead in his bed from a heart attack. My brother was 35 and six years younger than me. I have always felt that I occupied the title of protector for my brother...
    Cfeeler Cfeeler 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 15, 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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    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 18-21, 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 feel my story is too long to type. Or maybe it's too difficult to rethink my past. For now, I feel I could share one instance in my life that happened until I feel I have the...
    Brooke5527 Brooke5527 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I hate my brother because he acts like he's my parent when he's clearly not. My brother has made mistakes in life and tries to over bear my choices but I'm at the age...
    chanel0408 chanel0408 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It's that time of the year again where my memories are strong and yes sometimes painful! For those of you who have met me before will know that I have two daughters and lost four...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 13 hrs ago

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