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I Lost My Father

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    the King Is Dead, Long Live the King

    As a boy, I remember being deeply concerned with the mortality of my father.  After work, he would fall asleep on the couch, and before I would go to tap him on the shoulder to wake him up, I wondered if he had passed on and that my attempts to wake him would be futile. ...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 32 Responses Feb 14, 2006

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    My Hero

    Almost three years ago I lost my hero. My father was my best friend and I could trust him and he could trust me. He passed away of cancer. This was a hard time for my whole family. I never imagined losing my dad. We found the cancer too late. He received chemo-therapy for three...
    littletealroses littletealroses 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    August 12th 2006 I lost my best friend in the

    whole world my daddy. Tomorrow it will be 8 years he collapsed in a Disney Park. Went into cardiac arrest and the park staff stood around as he died. Disney Land the land of the tradgickal!!
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I Don’t Remember My Father, But I Know Him

    In the mid-1970’s, my mother had just gotten her associate’s degree in American Sign Language and started her first job as an interpreter. The US was just beginning accommodations we now take for granted for deaf people, and the company that hired her would send her to...
    samctv10 samctv10 36-40, M 13 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    I lost my dad unexpectedly on April 3rd,

    2010. He suffered from high blood pressure and high cholesterol most of his life due to his severe obesity. He passed from an aortic dissection, resulting in cardiac arrest. If there hadn't been so much fatty tissue surrounding his heart, there was a chance the doctors could...
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I was only two when it happened.

    My father died in 2000 of a brain aneurysm weeks before him and my mother were getting married. I don't remember him much except for the pictures and the one home video which was destroyed in the house fire. I heard he was a great, funny guy who was in love with my mom and his...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15

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    This is a painful story

    for me to tell, but venting is always helpful. It clears my conscious or at least a little bit.. If only for a while. When I was six years old I lost my father to suicide. Being six, I didn't really understand. Who would at that age? All I knew was that my daddy had went away...
    savvymustdie savvymustdie 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    The Man Who Was There, But Not...

    ...never smiled. Never laughed or showed emotion. He was made out of stone and stood with horrible posture. This man was my father. He was not very smart, but smart enough to help raise two kids, or so he said. He did what he thought he had to. Show up to baseball games, sit at a...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    I lost my father last year.

    .. He died from lung cancer. He was a very good man. I remember, when I was 6, we barely have nothing to eat. He turns to me and said:" Eat son, I will eat If someone lefts". He worked in a place which is 25 km from my house. Every night, he would walked to house, just not to pay...
    Petronijeee Petronijeee 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I Lost My Brother a Year After My Father Died

    My father was an alcoholic. He slowly killed himself through drinking himself to death, he was 54 when he died. While I was growing up, my father was what many refer to as a functioning alcoholic. He was career Navy. After he retired from the Navy, his drinking steadily...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 3 Responses May 27, 2007

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    I lost my father just under 3 weeks ago.

    I'm hurting every day. I miss you dad so much. You were the worlds best father and you will never be forgotten.
    IrishBlush IrishBlush 36-40, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Two Years Ago Today

    I lost my Dad two years ago today. Even though I'm a middle-aged man with kids of my own, and it's been two years, I still miss him every day. So I'm reminiscing, looking at online obituaries and I come across one that my 12 year old daughter apparently found. She posted a...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    When I was ten to a heart attack during surgery

    for colon cancer. I was young then and did not understand the situation (or told). My parents had divorced when I was a baby and my mom soon remarried after to an emotionally abusive man after he died. I still wonder what my life would be like had he not died and I grew up in...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 8

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    I lost my dad at only 17.

    this was nearly 2 years ago, due to the onset of a disease so rare the doctors couldn't diagnose him until it was too late. he was my best friend. the only person I needed in my life to be happy. the only person I would have willingly, without question, died for. I miss him so...
    cindy8888 cindy8888 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    My Father died this Wednesday.

    I remember when I received the fatal call from my only brother who is 10 years younger than me. He told me my Dad had just died. I felt shocked, but wasn't too surprised, because my Dad had been battling bladder cancer for 17 years. My Dad was admitted to Hospice where they take...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses May 24

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    Hey dad! I thought of you today,

    it hurts everyday. 😔
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    My dad died on 20th December 2006.

    He had a heart attack while out in his car. Someone saw him slumped at the wheel and called an ambulance. He was still alive but died in hospital without regaining consciousness. No one in the family knew what was happening and it's a bit upsetting to think that he died alone...
    Dodger30y2k Dodger30y2k 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    My Hero

    Today marks five years without my dad. He was such a great man. He gave everyone a fair chance. He loved his friends and would help anyone who asked. Hero. That's the best word to describe him. I now understand all those lessons he tried to teach me. Help those less fortunate...
    ALL4SMILES ALL4SMILES 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    My father died this past Saturday.

    It was merciful, because he was very unwell and his quality of life had gone to shambles. Yet, no matter how READY you think you are, you're never READY. You can't be ready for the death of a loved one. I'm also the executor of the estate and am in uncharted territory. It's...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My father was an amazing man.

    He passed away when my brother and I were 12. He brought out the best in us. He showed us that you only get what you want by working hard. He showed us that you have to do the best you can with what you have. My father was an inspirational man. Our fishing trips, or days in the...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    On May 9th 2014 my father passed do to a stroke

    its has been quite an ordeal for my mother and sister; along with me. My father was a good man, and one who loved us very much. I know what its like to go through the struggle. So, if you ever want some one to talk or vent to I'm here; just like EP has been for me in my hard...
    WhiteKnight99 WhiteKnight99 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    19 years ago on this very day,

    I lost you to a drunk driver. I often wonder how different my life would be if you were here. You would be my best friend :') My promise to you will never change, I'm here to make you proud, I'm here to pick up where you left off. I Love You Daddy ♥
    LonelyAJ LonelyAJ 18-21, M Jan 16

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    I lost my father this past March.

    I was not very close to him. Growing up I visited him often and we would speak on the phone a lot. He had epilepsy and it was really bad. He got injured a lot and it did a lot of damage to his brain. He just became so lazy and turned into an alcoholic. He was homeless for about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 19

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    In March, it will be 4 years

    since he passed... I still can't believe he's gone. He wasn't here for my 16th birthday.. My 18th.. My 20th.. Now he won't be here for my 21st.. He missed my prom.. My high school graduation.. He won't be here when I start college soon.. He won't be here when I get married...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Today is the 39th anniversary of his passing

    away. I will remember him all day. He was always good to me, and provided the secure home that all kids need.
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Its been almost 8 years.

    He was my best friend. Still miss him everyday...
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 1 Response May 17

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    We all have lost someone in our lives,

    someone we loved, someone we cared about and someone who cared about us. And i dont mean losing by them being gone. I mean losing by them passing away I've lost my father about 2 weeks ago on March 20th. Honestly it's not him passing away that makes me feel sad it's...
    Mrumerk Mrumerk 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I Lost My Father Today - Jan 8th 2012

    I had the most wonderful father in the world. I never felt angry with him ever. He always brought me comfort and hope. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer February 2011 when his thyroid cancer spread to his spine and from the end of August he really began to deteriorate. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Today I lost my father

    but not by death but by his inability to get over himself. Some may say it's sad and I have shed my tears but now I stand tall because I know it is not I that will be missing out on him putting me down and him calling me disgusting, a disappointment, and a disgrace to the family...
    Miss25234 Miss25234 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    clumsystupidgirl17 clumsystupidgirl17 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I lost my father when i was 9 years old.

    It was August sometime around my birthday. I was getting ready to turn 8. My father woke up and said "my back is in really bad pain." I told him to go to the doctor, but he refused to. So later on, when the pain was getting worse, i begged him to go to the doctors office to get...
    brittany4679 brittany4679 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Daddy, I will always love

    and miss you! He never fully recovered from injuries he sustained, and died a little over a year later due to multiple organ failure. That was just after my birthday in 2012
    kneebreaker kneebreaker 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Thinking About My Father...

    I used to think my dad was one of the worst. He didn't play with me when I was a kid, didn't talk with me, had no patience to listen to me. He took no interest whatsoever in anything going on in my life. He was moody, grumpy, and racist (even about nationalities!). He just worked...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    I just wanted to write down random thoughts

    today because I felt a bit saddish earlier, but im fine now. Im happy again thanks to my family and ep. ^_^ When my dad died. i didnt expect it at all and i refused to believe it at first completely. my other siblings got it right away and they were crying and grieving properly...
    Slothislife Slothislife 18-21, M 9 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    I lost my father when I was only 37.

    He was my best friend and partner in crime. It was a very complex relationship and there were some very difficult times but I loved him with all my heart and we had a bond like no other. I think of him and miss him everyday and the mere thought of him brings the tears as if it...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 5 Responses Mar 21

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    Letters To My Dad

    I lost my dad last week to cancer. My dad has been battling cancer and chrones disease for most of his life. He learned to deal with the chrones disease and beat cancer the first time before I was born. Two years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer, again! This time it was...
    diana1z55 diana1z55 31-35 11 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Instant Gratification

    It's true what everyone says. When you lose someone who was so close to you, and so involved in your life, the pain never really goes away. I lost my father 5 and a half months ago, and I still feel like he is on a perpetual vacation. He was not an alcoholic, was not abusive, and...
    snickersbar snickersbar 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    On May 29th I lost my lifelong hero,

    my first and always love. Heaven has gained an intelligent, caring, slightly mischievous new resident. My father loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his friends and his former students. He taught me that learning was crucial, personal growth was necessary, laughter...
    Flutterby9812 Flutterby9812 46-50, F 27 Responses Jun 9

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    I'm 16 and I lost father last month.

    He had been very sick for a long time and like most sick people, was getting worse. I cared for him to the point where I would wash him, dress him and feed him. For us both this was very hard to adjust too as my dad has always been a very strong, independent and dignified man...
    chloenicola chloenicola 16-17 May 17

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    I lost him just recently.

    I'm still mourning him of course. The day after I found out, I wanted so hard to believe that he wasn't gone. That I could just sent him a text and he'll respond in a matter of seconds telling me he's just fine. But I know he's gone. His death really gave me a slap in the face...
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My father passed away in Dec 1999,

    3 weeks before my brother lost his battle to cancer. My father died from a massive aneurysm (thoracic and abdominal). He was 72 and just 10 days away from my birthday and 15 days before Christmas
    TallTim64 TallTim64 51-55, M 4 Responses May 19

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    I never knew my father

    until i was about 15 years old. When we first met i had no doubt that he was my father. We never really had a relationship we hardly talk but I knew that he loved me. I recently lost my father this year January, i never felt so much pain and guilt in my life. I felt guilty for...
    amanda1267 amanda1267 18-21, F Jun 3

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    I'd lost my father at a young age.

    He died without justice. He was killed to death by some badass people when he was walking home after a get-together with his friends in work. He was able to rushed to the hospital but never able to catch a breath. I and my siblings never had much time wih my father since he work...
    19chum 19chum 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Dad Was 51 When He Died From A Heartattack

    He died in 2007. Holiday season seems to be making me cry more because I miss him so much. I think I cried 5 times this week. : (
    TootieFruityJudy TootieFruityJudy 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    My father left when I was 8

    because he'd had enough of my mom's drug habits. I haven't heard from him since but, to be honest, I don't want to.
    sophiesg sophiesg 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    Tribute To My Father.

      This is a tribute to my father which is long overdue.        Thank you for your unconditional love and patience, it has carried me through a lifetime of heartache, change, and growth. Those values and morals you insisted on teaching me, did come back to me as I matured...
    moondancelady moondancelady 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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