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I Lost My Brother

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I can't even talk about him.

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

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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 1 Response Nov 2

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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 Nov 24

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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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    Could I Have Changed It

    I lost my big brother 3 years ago this past December, He left behind three beautiful daughters, I live with the what ifs everyday, if there was something I could of done to change the outcome. My brother lived in Ct.with his girls, he wanted to surprise my parents and me in Fl...
    lostnalone lostnalone 36-40, F 2 Responses May 29, 2009

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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 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

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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

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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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    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
    eman12345678 eman12345678 13-15, M 4 Responses Oct 2

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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

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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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    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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    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 lost my brother 10 days

    before my 16th birthday. We're still fighting for justice
    wonderstar wonderstar 18-21, F 2 Responses May 28

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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

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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 9 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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...
    emmatyler emmatyler 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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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 2 Responses Jun 25

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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

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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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    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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