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I Lost Someone I Loved to Cancer

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    Strong To The Very End

    So I’m writing this because I just logged on to Skype and saw my uncle’s name as signed on. He passed away on September 27, 2011 from stage 4 stomach cancer. Once I saw his login I started crying. I immediately was overcome by that feeling of loss. That feeling that someone...
    InTheMiddle88 InTheMiddle88 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1, 2012

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    My husband and the love of my life passed away

    from cancer in February. He was 52 years old. He was a prominent scientist. We left our home country and I left a promising well paid career to pursue a new life together with my loved one here in the US. Everything was looking good and after 7 years we bought our dream house. I...
    Flatcoatedretriever Flatcoatedretriever 51-55, F May 21

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    My Daddy

    My dad was a single dad, and my hero. He was incredibly smart, and strong. He was loving, compassionate, funny and my very best friend. Losing him was the hardest thing I've ever gone through. I miss him every day, and I'm heartbroken that he never got to meet his granddaughter...
    CharlotteJane94 CharlotteJane94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    I lost my Matt to cancer a few years ago,

    he found out only 7 weeks before he died and at that point i was 12 weeks pregnant. Matt never got to see his sweet baby boy who looked just like him, we never named him together, matt didnt even know he was a boy but tragedy struck again and my beautiful boy, born at 26 week...
    Lauren1307 Lauren1307 18-21, F 1 Response May 24

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    So here it is, Christmas Eve,

    the night I've been dreading for a couple months now. Pretty much since Summer ended, actually. I miss my friend so much! I've cried so much this past month... She's not here and I hate it. I remember last year, when we were discussing each other's Christmas presents... Back...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Words Of Inspiration

    My best friend died of Leukemia last April, and I found this post on her Facebook wall not too long ago. It made me cry, and it really hit home for me, because I feel this way all the time... "Since when have our lives become so routine? The same thing, everyday. What happened to...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    6 Months The Fastest 6 Months Ever

    First month----Oh we found something, need more tests but nothing to worry about.Second month---small tumor no worries radiation.Third month--complications from radiation,hair loss,vomiting,visible hardship on the body,Dr.'s say it's going well.Fourth month---Time to operate take...
    februarydays februarydays 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    I do, I lost my wife 4 years ago.

    sometimes it's yesterday, sometimes it 4 years ago. I know how hard it is. be strong, you have to be. you have to become someone who you never thought you could be. faith in god helps alot. keep your family and friends close. We were happily married for 34 years and then the...
    daydreamerz daydreamerz 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    My Angel - It's been a year today

    since my best friend lost her life to Cancer. I miss her so much! Today's been kind of hard, but aim trying to focus on all the fun we had before she died, not what happened after she had the stroke. I'm starting to find peace in losing her. I know she's safe in Heaven now, and...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    My Dream - So I had an interesting dream last

    night. I dreamed... not that I went back in time, but that I was with my best friend who passed away last April. We were alone at my Middle School, in the cafeteria, at our lunch table, where we had lunch and discussed everything for two years straight before we started High...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F Jan 4

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    My Uncle.

    I just wanted to thank youThank you for being my favorite person in my Dad's familyThank you for believing in meThank you for being the first person ever in my country to carry me when I was a toddler, he waited for me at the airport (I was born somewhere else for those who don't...
    AYearWithoutRain AYearWithoutRain 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Pink - Raise Your GlassThis song makes me

    think of my sister, who died from complications of breast cancer. A bit before she passed, she showed me a video of this song done by some survivors and health care professionals, including some people she had worked with when she was a nurse. She was incredible, and I raise my...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 11

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    My aunt was honestly my best friend.

    She found out she had cancer a little over a month ago and she passed away exactly one week ago. When I found out my heart fell to my stomach, I've felt sick ever since. It's been hard, like really hard. I miss her soooo much, the only good thing is that she isn't suffering...
    Kayleer18 Kayleer18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    My sister was sleeping over

    and we decided to go for a walk, my dad and uncle were standing around the ute, I went over to talk to them and as I got there my uncle said "So Vincent Maloney died of cancer" I went back to the house and inboxed my friend who also knew him and told her, she already knew. I...
    starflicka starflicka 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My Sweet Angel - I miss her

    so much tonight. I wish I could just give her a big hug and hold her tight and never let her go. She was the greatest friend I've ever had. It's been over a year and I still can't believe that she's gone... Oh Madi I wish I could see you one last time!!! I miss you so much...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F Jun 25

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    When I was 12, I was diagnosed with leukemia.

    I was 12 years old, just about to be a teenager, just about to start caring about my looks... And caring about liking boys and having boys like me. But instead, I was deathly ill. The chemotherapy and radiation therapy left me bald, seriously pale, and at the height of 5"5, I...
    EffingBroken EffingBroken 26-30, F Jun 18

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    My Grandad

    A walking stick without it's owner, reading glasses with a fingerprint on their lense. Letters in that beautiful calligraphic handwriting, your face smiling at me in photographs. The buzz of relatives voices on the phone, the brochure on the side about bereavement and funeral...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    I lost my gran to cancer

    and it's her birthday today. This is the first year with out my grab being here :( I hope your having a lovely time up there gran :) an one day I'll be up to say hello! I miss you
    gardiner1 gardiner1 18-21, M May 29

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    To Beauty. <33 From Your Little Sister.

    I just heard this news this morning. I can't believe you're gone. I loved you. I still love you. You were so beautiful. You always were. Always have been to me. Even when you lost your hair, I still saw nothing but beauty. You were so strong. Courageous. I admire that about you...
    hisnaughtygirl69 hisnaughtygirl69 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    it was my uncle, he passed away on saturday the

    17th may, he is my favourite uncle, my heart breaks when i hear his name, i am lost, broken, and i cannot be mended
    tasy2440 tasy2440 16-17, F 2 Responses May 19

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    Will

    Back before I deleted my old account, I wrote a story about my friend, Will, having stage 4 Cancer. He kept being misdiagnosed until it was too late when they finally gave him the correct diagnosis. By the time doctors had discovered he had Cancer, he was already at sage 4. He...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    Today made two years ago

    since I lost one of my best guy friends to cancer. Not a day goes by that I don't miss his honesty and sarcasm. I had to go off to myself to cry. He wouldn't tell me he was dying because he said he didn't want to ruin my graduation, which made the two year mark yesterday....(my...
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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    My Angel

    The sad part of it all is i didn't want you to go.... but i exept it for it was better for you you had so much pain........ i could see all the suffering you've had. you were so trust worthy you kept fighting till the day i told you, I WILL BE OK.... i miss you so much my angel...
    natashatjie natashatjie 26-30, F 2 Responses May 22, 2013

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    18 Years Ago

    I met the most wonderful person that ever came in my life. She was caring and selfless,never ever thought of her self, only how she could help others.6 years ago she went to the doctor complaining of chest pains. Coming back she stopped by were I worked, seeing her blood red eyes...
    havmyway havmyway 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    I kept seeing you sitting on the edge of

    that bed blowing me a kiss. I was so sure that if I walked back onto that ward, you would still be there and everything would be the same. No change. Sometimes I feel I've come to an acceptance in my mind, but then I'm screaming hysterically in my dreams, surrounded by darkness...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F May 23

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    I lost my papa to cancer.

    He had cancer in his esophagus so he couldn't eat after a while. He had to use drinks such as Ensure and wait for the liquid to absorb in his mouth. He lasted 6 months longer than the doctors said he would. Slowly he got skinnier and skinnier. The day before he passed, I gave...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Within A Mile Of Home

    Jake McCarthy was 24 years old when he died. I met Jake when I was six. He was friends with my oldest step-brother. I always thought he was really cool, and he had a black italic tattoo around his arm saying 'within a mile of home'. He told me he got it because he wanted to...
    erosesmith erosesmith 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Lost Communication

    I know this group is called I Lost Someone I Loved to Cancer. And well technically I haven't lost her yet if I did I would've already found out about it I would be the first to be informed. But what I have lost is all forms of communication with her. She's got no one with her to...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F Apr 4, 2011

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    My grandfather (poppy) had been fighting his

    battle with cancer for 5years. On the 11th of July, last week, he lost that battle. Seeing him just a few weeks before he passed, it tore me apart. He has always been one of the strongest, most gentleman like people. To see him in pain was horrible. But I know now that he is up...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    It was 20th January my uncle he passed away.

    I live in London but luckily I went holiday 17th January . He is my favourite uncle . My hearts breaks when I hear his name. I am lost,broken and I cannot be mended..
    ziaur1991 ziaur1991 22-25, M 1 Response May 19

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    Loved Forever. Gone Forever.

    Sophie was diagnosed aged eight. Just over ten months later, she went into a coma as a result of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We turned off the ventilator two days later. She was eight years, eleven months at her death, and she will forever be my wonderful, brave little girl...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    For My Friend, On Her Anniversary

    Was thinking today about my best friend, Sushi. This is an important day for her. We were in High School together. I don’t remember how we met, exactly, but she was hard not to notice.  Standing over 6 feet tall, and built like a quarterback, Sushi struck a figure in the...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 12 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Young m willing to do anything to help his

    family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 18-21, M Mar 9

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    Savannahbunny Savannahbunny 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Do we ever truly move on

    when we lose someone close to us? Of course not. But we try to, because it's what we've been taught to do all our lives. We try not to think about what happened. We try not to think about THEM. We close our hearts and ignore the hollow feeling inside of us. But why? Because...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well.

    I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of cancer before my birth if that counts for anything, and I hope to reach out to you to ask you for help. I have a friend whose little brother was...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Apr 16

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    Dad

    Where to begin.. The day I lost you was the day I knew I will forever be broken. Every single day i miss you even more. Every single day feels unreal. It has been a month since i lost my dad, and it stills feels like it was yesterday. My dad was a creative, adventerous and humble...
    jeseekuh jeseekuh 18-21 3 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Why - Why do we have to say goodbye?

    Why do we have to say goodbye to the people we love the most? To the ones who care about us, love us, and support us more than anyone else? Why do we have to have the people who keep us sane taken from us? She saved my life so many times. I would be dead now if it weren't for...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 4 Responses May 14

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    One of my closest friends.

    Passed away last year on Christmas. She had been fighting cancer since she was 13. The doctors told us she only had four months left. But She managed to beat the cancer against all the odds. A year later her heart started to fail but they managed to get her a transplant in...
    hiddensecrets23 hiddensecrets23 16-17, F Jun 19

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    Grandpa

    I lost my last living grandparent to cancer in the throat recently. He didn't tell us, and because he lived so far away, we didn't know until only a day or two before his death. He didn't want us to know; he wanted us to remember him as he had been. Still, my aunt broke down and...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Madison (Madi) - in exactly 18 days it'll be

    two years since my friend Madison was diagnosed with Leukemia. I miss her so much! The truth dawned on me like five minutes ago as I was making a calendar for this Summer. I broke down and just sobbed, and I'm still sort of crying as I'm writing this. I miss her so much! God...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F May 20

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    I have lost 2 people I loved dearly to cancer.

    I lost my grandma in mid January. She had had cancer for years and had remissioned but in the last few months of her life she had air if pain and went into a rehabilitation center. It was actually a nursing home but my grandpa didn't want to admit it. She was in 3 different...
    Romanticgirl18 Romanticgirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    In Her Memory

    I remember, very vividly, when my cousin, Lucy, (as she was affectionately called), was diagnosed with cancer. She had been a patient at the hospital for a few weeks while tests were being done on her, having been admitted at her doctor’s request. THAT DAY, the hospital's...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    Someone more like most of my family.

    I lost my mother my father 3 aunts 2 uncles and 1 cousin plus 4 very close friends. That's 12 people who have been close to me and poof they are gone. I have watched my mother go through chemo and take a mirade of drugs to deal with her pain. Nothing worked. She died far too...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My closest grandma died

    when I was in 9th grade I'm in 11th( almost a senior!) anyway my grandma was diagnosed with skin cancer. The doctors said that she wouldn't survive( it was bad type of skin cancer) she later died. She was the most awesome grandma ever. She took care of my sister and I. I love...
    emmataylorr emmataylorr 18-21, F May 20

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    Can Any Good Come From Something So Bad?

    She's gone. It's the first thought that comes to mind when I wake up. It wasn't all a dream. She's really gone. The last time that I saw my sister alive, her eyes were yellow with jaundice. Yet I showed only the same poker face I had for the two-and-a-half years that she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    My brother died because of cancer,

    he was gay but we accepted him and loved him dearly . what I would not forget was the night when I was holding his hand while battling this illness He was hallucinating due to pain and the fever that He is in I could not do anything but to hold his hand and say that I will...
    moonfox moonfox 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I lost my grandpa (Papa) to cancer 3 years ago.

    Yesterday we found out my grandma has it in her liver, meaning that it was likely found way too late. I'm not ready to go through this shock and pain again. I haven't even fully accepted that my Papa is gone. I woke up and sobbed over him for hours a few a months ago, it's like...
    wino4life wino4life 22-25, F Jun 22

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    A Very Insperational Story : My Grandmother Rita C. Nolan .

    For everyone to know , This women was very well known across Arizona . If you got the Arizona Republic in New River you sure knew her . She was the most lovely outgoing women that anyone had ever meet . She passed away August 21 , 2010 . I miss her very much and so does...
    TiqqerGore TiqqerGore 16-17, F Oct 28, 2012

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    It was last year when my family got the call around midnight. i was still up because it was vacation. I heard my dad say im so sorry for your loss dee. thats when i knew my uncle...
    outsidelookingin99 outsidelookingin99 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    We were told today... I guess it was yesterday now, that my dad has cancer. They found tumors on his lungs and aren't sure where its originating from. Tomorrow, or today...
    NotBadForAYankeeGirl NotBadForAYankeeGirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I just keep repeating the same mistakes... How can I enjoy my senior year knowing that I've lost someone dear to me? even worse.. Knowing that it's all my fault?
    JellyJubJubs JellyJubJubs 13-15 1 Response Jul 6

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