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I Lost My Grandmother to Cancer

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    Not A Good Feeling.

    My grandmother died on february 12th 2012. She was a very special lady and i miss her alot. We were quite close since moved from Aus to canada for uni. We became quite close, and my only regret was not being there the morning she died to tell her i loved her. Although i know she...
    jesse451 jesse451 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    It Happened So Fast

    My grandmother passed away on may 27, 2008... its only been a little while, its so hard to except that shes gone. She was 78,, she has had a very difficult time, with stuggling with her weight for has long has I can remember, 19 years ago she overcome ovarian cancer, she has had...
    iceberg01ca iceberg01ca 41-45, F Jun 11, 2008

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    Sometimes I Hate Being Right

    When my grandmother entered the hospital we family were given a pamphlet to soften the blow that she probably wouldn't be returning home after brain cancer surgery. I was persuaded. She never came home.She was closer to me than my mother, her daughter. I miss her.At least she...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Aug 10, 2011

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    Breast

    Didn't even know she was sick. They never told me. She died when I was 5. I went to the graveyard but not to the viewing. I miss her.
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F Jan 24, 2008

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    My Nana

    My Nana was the most wonderful woman you could ever have met! She just new how to make you smile and her laugh was contagious! I miss her more and more everyday! My mom & dad had me at a young age and while they got on there feet Nana raised me. When I was four I moved in with my...
    Alibunny13 Alibunny13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Lung Cancer

    BOTH of them.  and Also my Uncle.  and I smoke.  yeah yeah, well bring it on.
    btrfly09 btrfly09 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    Fate

    My Nanee has been battling cancer since I was born and it never let her rest. It ended at the age 63 when her doctors could not perform surgery to take out a tumor in her liver. We knew for a good month or so before it happened. I went to her funeral and my cousin Branson and...
    TruthLauren TruthLauren 13-15, F Mar 21, 2010

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    Pancreas Cancer

    I lost my grandmother due to pancreas cancer. That was 9 years ago.
    gohjohan gohjohan 31-35, M Oct 30, 2007

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    I Can Ride My Bike With No Handlebars

    Growing up, there was no one I adored more than my grandmother. From a young age she was the one there for me. My mother was going through a rough time while I was really young so my grandma took the lead on raising me. I always felt a little closer to her than my other siblings...
    Swimmingteacher7 Swimmingteacher7 18-21, F Apr 10, 2012

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    Gram Cracker Crunch

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:46PM - I lost the greatest Love and Friend I have ever known or will ever know. My Gram was my Mother and my Papa was my Father. An unwanted child and burden to my own parents, but a Blessing to my Grands. My Grands took me in and thought of, looked...
    Mis77 Mis77 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Beatrice Elizabeth Gilliam...~*nan*~

    i was 9, the day i learned my nan was dying of cancer. that was 23 years ago. mum kneeled before me and my younger brother and told us the heartening news. the cancer was everywhere - in her lungs, brain, throat...etc... i intentioned to be alone, but my younger brother followed...
    Clark44 Clark44 31-35 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed

    with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning in the end. To me nothing changed. She was still the same human being that continued to do what she wanted. Went for walks, volunteered, did...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23

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    A Not-so-merry Christmas

    I remember the day exactly. It was Christmas morning, I was an excited little five-year-old. Curious about what lied beneath the colorful wrapping paper. After ripping open all of the gifts, my mom and stepdad sat me down at the dining table, both on either side of me. My mom...
    BrokenLullaby BrokenLullaby 16-17, F Jun 13, 2010

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    She Wasn't Much Past 60

    I lost my grandmother to colon cancer. She was 66, I think and I was about 8. I've really missed not being able to have a relationship with her. I've wondered if she would like the woman I've grown up to me. My Baba tells me that she and I have/had a lot in common. So, often or...
    Brittie Brittie 16-17 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    1991

    It was in augest of 91 when she passed i was eight years old. She had been sick in and unable to move or talk for months. I often wonder how my life would have been if she had lived longer it would be better no doubt. It is tough to deal with a death of someone close at any...
    mulder mulder 26-30 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Sunday 9/11 2011. She Went Up To Heaven.

    The stress is getting to me my immune system is shot and I'm catching the flu before my beloved grandmas funeral which will be held on Friday. I feel so low my chest is heavy, I am at rest now but I keep alternating between crying and stressing out, I haven't eaten in two days. I...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    First Grandma, Then Mum

    When I was a boy - maybe 6 years old - when my grandma died of breast cancer (back in about 1970). My mum nursed her at home and it was really hard work for her. I remember reading grandma stories. It is tragically ironic that Mum herself got cancer. She got uterus cancer and...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 26, 2010

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    Still Miss Her

      I lost my grandma to lung cancer and she didn't even smoke...ever We lived right next door to my grandparents when I was growing up and she was definately my serrogate mother. She was built like Dolly Parton and could always make me laugh. I love her and miss her everyday...
    maddieaz maddieaz 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    The Only Family Member I Could Actually Tolerate

    When I was younger I tended to annoy my family and I didn't have any friends, except of course my grandmother. She was the one who taught me how to read, how to make tea, how to move past those places in your life where you just want to give up. My first memory's where of her...
    ImAlittleLost09 ImAlittleLost09 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    Not 1,Not 2,But 3

    Unfortunately I learned at a young age that people you love die. A lesson that was hard to accept and understand but a lesson I learned all the same. Lost 2 grandmothers to Breast Cancer another to Bone Cancer.Such devastating losses. I learned so much from them and had so...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F Apr 25, 2011

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    The Sickness-the Last Goodbye

    These are a couple stories i had to write for a college comp class a couple of years ago. Rough copies so please dont be too cruel with my grammar or punctuation. The stories just seemed to fit this group i found. To all who have lost any loved one to cancer. I pray for the...
    escapexthexfate escapexthexfate 18-21, F May 30, 2010

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    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. At the time, I was 12 years old in grade 7. I had no idea what was going on until 2-3 months later. My dad was loosing a lot of...
    lauranicole1818 lauranicole1818 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    An excerpt from Chapter five of In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning (found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble) “Grandy’s arms ached and she felt stone cold and empty. There...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    My grandfather was a bit of a lad in his youth. He got worse during his lifetime. He took to gambling and there are tales of he and my grandmother being chased by debt collectors...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 1

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    Today my dear grandmother passed away. I was travelling home to see her when my father rang and told me. I was only one hour away. A few days before today, I briefly spoke with her...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 20. She was only 46. I am an only child so it was extra hard to face the battle with no siblings to relate to and share the struggles with. I...
    HazelleS HazelleS 26-30, F a week ago

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    I had an idyllic childhood. My mom stayed at home and was super caring and loving, my dad was the provider and made a decent living, and I had the best younger brother. We wanted...
    jerseygirl18 jerseygirl18 36-40, F Oct 7

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    When Hannah died, I felt my world shake. Hannah came up to me in second grade, handed me an apple slice, and asked to be my friend. I never thought how much that one moment would...
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I attended my Grandmother's funeral yesterday. She was a force to be reckoned with. She told us all the time, "girls can do everything boys can do, and probably better." She loved...
    Impish82 Impish82 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    So... Hi. This is my story. For the past three years, the man who was my fiancée and whom I have found to be my soulmate (do not be mean just because we might have been young...
    veryoldtree veryoldtree 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    A week before I graduated high school - the beginning of June of this year - my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She fought hard over the summer, doing chemo and...
    icantbreathe79 icantbreathe79 16-17, F Oct 15

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    My younger brother died a month ago from blood cancer. He was 18 years old. I can't stop thinking that it should be ME, not him. He was such an amazing guy, he could have achieved...
    cyanesque cyanesque 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I lost my husband to cancer March 18/2013. We were together for 34 years. I am still devastated and feel as though I will never get over this pain. I cry all the time and some...
    KassandraT KassandraT 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My child, Zach Laird died of glioblastoma multiforme at thirteen-years-old.  He had the most tender of hearts and waged his battle with incredible courage.  Within seven...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Mother, Brother & I were at home whilst my Father had flown to the mainland for work. My boyfriend at the time was also with us, when my mum received a phone call that would...
    jamiexoxo jamiexoxo 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Cancer killed both of my grandmas (Leukemia and Lung Cancer), both of my great grandmas (Throat Cancer and Brain Cancer), my teacher (Lung Cancer), several family friends and their...
    blondevanillaspice blondevanillaspice 13-15, F Oct 5

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    few years back then, my granny past away peacefully. i missed her so much. she was the best granny EVER and she's just like a friend to me. I'm closer to her thn my mum and she was...
    llamaxxi llamaxxi 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate cancer, I just wish they'd either have something that will always cure it, or it never even existed. I'm probably going to get cancer, it runs in my family, my grandpa from...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm 15 and i lost my father just over two weeks ago. The experience is still new to me and when i'm alone i break down and cannot control my tears, i don't know who to speak to...
    8u8813s 8u8813s 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 26

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    Lost my Dad some years ago. I was 19 when he left us and my life was in a stand still for many years. My life was stuck at this age for a really long time. I remember the days I...
    got2bme44 got2bme44 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 14

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    I have a wish that Cancer will be beaten in my life time so that no one will ever have to go through. Hatred Stress Anger Pain all the other emotions you feel when you or someone...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M a week ago

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    My grandfather died of cancer, my uncle died of cancer. My older cousin fought cancer and survived. Just found out my baby cousin who is only 6 years old has cancer, idk how to...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    June 26, and a proud Cancer. Theres a lot of aspects of being a cancer that used to.effect me negatevitly but I was able to use this to my advantage. I absolutely love being a...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 30

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    My gran......... what can I say about this fantastic lady. She had such an amazing personality, a beautiful person inside and out. Sadly she is no longer with us, she might be gone...
    mysticangel40 mysticangel40 36-40, F Oct 4

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    My aunt has claimed to have had cancer all through my life and my family did not believe her and told me she was lieing. She currently has stage four Breast cancer and only a year...
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F Oct 4

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