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I Saw Someone Die In Front of Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People

    Sharing Ouch!!!

    I wanted to say that it does hurt to share. Hard to share such a story that seems like there is no happy ending. You want details with that??? EWE!! And I feel sometimes that my story is my burden why share hurt and why burden some else with it? I have always overwhelming...
    AyeAkue AyeAkue 56-60 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    Worst Day Of My Life

    First day at work was there approx 20min having a chat with my new work mate, he asked me why I took the job so I started telling him and as I looked up his head fell to the side and then I dragged him to the floor started CPR while trying to fone 999. They arrived 10min maybe...
    Spriggy Spriggy 31-35, M Mar 21, 2010

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    I Miss You! Grandma.

    She was in and out of the hospital 2 or 3 times in the last few years before her death. Each time she would be sick, really sick for weeks. I remember one time my grandfather took her to the emergency room... they told her that if she would have come less than an hour later, she...
    applemandarin4 applemandarin4 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    The Day My Friend Died In Front Of Me

    my sisters, my mom and i stopped to a gas station. 2 seconds later we looked and my friend was in a car accident. i saw him fly through the back windshield.!!! i ran across the street in front of a 18 wheeler (i didn't care) and i looked him in his eyes as he coughed up...
    tkeyah96 tkeyah96 16-17 2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    Today... I escaped death.

    The girl 20 feet away didn't. A two minute window made the difference. I noticed a nice innocent young woman riding her bike. Back and forth. I went in my home because dust got in my eye. I wash it out and go outside my front yard to cover the tools from the sun. Then I hear...
    wanderingsoul777 wanderingsoul777 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    My Beautiful Step Mum,and One Of My Best Friends.

    Last year one of the most beautiful people i have ever met, left this world as i watched.She had throat cancer,and suffered terribly for 2 years,her last few months where very painful,and it ripped her apart.Through all of this she always managed a wonderful smile.My natural mum...
    RACH71 RACH71 41-45 1 Response Sep 13, 2012

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    Oke, here's my storie.

    My uncle (my grandmas brother), had cancer, I don't remember where. He was 78 at the time. And he was struggling with cancer in his hips, he got treatment, but that was just to extend his life, He always called me gigante, that means giant, because I am so long, I went to visit...
    andrewbrouwer1 andrewbrouwer1 13-15, M Jan 2

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    A Car Accident

    When I was a child, around 8 years old, we were returning from visiting my grandmother in her nursing home and came across a car accident. The individual involved was in his early 20s and had been travelling to see his girlfriend, a car had drove the wrong way towards him...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    C'est Le Vie...

      I’d actually forgotten that I saw a man die. I was about seven years old and standing at a large crossing on my way to school. The lights were changing and a cyclist has stopped. The cars coming were slowing down. As I was about to cross, a car which hadn’t...
    LickingStamps LickingStamps 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Shouldve Done Something

    I was at a restaurant near a highway when people started yelling that a car was on fire in te parking lot. We went outside, but it was a semi that had overturned on the highway and burst into flame. Im certified in CPR/first aid so I ran over to help w any injure people. I asked...
    Banana92 Banana92 18-21 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    I was on the street with my classmate

    and with hes mother. We talked about school when a car crashed in the tree and hit my classmates mother. She and the driver died too. We stoped talking and just watched the place few minutes. Aftrr that I put my hand ony classmate and I sad "Shes gone" when my classmate...
    ch4rles ch4rles 18-21 1 Response Jan 23

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    I guess this one doesn't really "count",

    as it was a hospital death. Anyways, my grandma had some sort of disease affecting her lungs and she was in a medical ventilator. My family decided to pull the plug, which makes sense as she was pretty much brain dead at the time, and the doctors couldn't do anything to "save...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16

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    My Friend

    I will expand on this later but my old friend passed away while I was in the room. I feel it is a privilege to witness birth, death or any other important events of people's lives. So my friend was unconscious but breathing heavily and then suddenly no longer. I cannot know for...
    Explorer1958 Explorer1958 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    "It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.

    ' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." Rose Kennedy
    Mdow2009 Mdow2009 22-25, F Apr 10

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    It was my grandfather he had the end stages of

    dementia which were shutting his body down
    Delilahray Delilahray 26-30, F Mar 11

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    She Had Cancer

    I was 12 years old...my mother was very sick. At the time, they kept us, my sister and I, in the dark, didn't tell us what was going on. We just knew she was very sick. She had lost her hair and she had an operation. Now I know she had chemo and had a tumor removed, but like...
    purpleriz purpleriz 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    I was hanging out with my friend the day

    before thanksgiving. We decided to go over to a friends house who does tattoos and always have alcohol to hang out and she wanted a tattoo. I don't drink so I am always the DD. I also don't prefer tattoos so she was going to have him all to herself. She started chugging the...
    haleyswonderland930 haleyswonderland930 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    They Are Just Leaving The Body - Their Spirit - If You Will Allow Goes On.

    We all see someone pass - it is a natural part of life. And, yes, it can be heart breaking. But, if you continue not believe that their soul is within us, and out there, they will never be able to come back and bless you. Be at peace, because they are. Jennifer.
    JackieBrown2013 JackieBrown2013 51-55 Jun 24, 2013

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    Today, I saw someone get murdered.

    Brutally murdered. Decapitation, removed limbs, gouged out eyes, etc. Police have questioned me, wanting to know what I witnessed and all that today. Seeing this done to an innocent person has made me feel even worse. I don't know what to do. Please help me.
    ShatteredSouls ShatteredSouls 26-30, F Feb 25

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    April 11, 2008 worst day of my life.

    I remember it as if it were yesterday. My brother was taken away from us. Murdered in front of my own house. Shot by an assault rifle 23 times. In a case of mistaken identity. I woke up at 2:30am to the sound of screams and yells just after shots rang out. I get out of bed...
    Mdow2009 Mdow2009 22-25, F Apr 11

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    My Grandmother

    i will never forget the night my grandmother died in front of me.  it was her time but that made it no easier.  i had been caring for her for 6 months previous to her demise and was alone with her at the moment of passing.  i cleaned her and prepared her for my...
    catsanddogs catsanddogs 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    Dead Man's Curve

    I was little and i was on my way home from visting an aunt with my sister. We were on a bus and we were sitting at the front :all of sudden this man came running out of nowhere ..the bus couldnt stop on time and the man got killed. we had to stop ofcorse then out of nowhere the...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Feb 19, 2009

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    Two days ago, I was in a training with a group

    of young people, we moved together from Cairo to Sinia, a long distance , a 10-hour travel, the next day after arriving Sinia, we went to the beach in the lunch break, and there we lost one of our colleagues, we lost him in ten mins, then someone found him sinking, he tried to...
    basmaelmahdy basmaelmahdy 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I Watched My Mother Pass Before My Eyes... At 19

    My mother was beautiful, talented, gifted in so many ways from drawing, decorating, and being a great person, cared for all (esp animals). She had a lot of struggles though, she was a heroin addict, but my mom was different and thats why I have so so so much respect for her and...
    teeheartmarie teeheartmarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    January 30th, 2013: Two Year Anniversary. (Rest In Peace, Sweet Grandpa).

    Today is the two year anniversary of my sweet grandfather's death, may his soul rest in peace. I won't try and tell anyone that it's easy; in fact, being the only person with him in the room and witnessing his death had a profound psychological and emotional impact on me that may...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    My Grandfather, January 30th, 2011

    He was born on June 25th, 1918 in Texas, a retired engineer and father of two (my mother and aunt). He outlived two wives and his brother. Though physically frail, he remained mentally sharp until the end and got to leave his house 'feet first' (as he always said he wanted...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    The Hanged Man

    Warning:: THIS STORY IS DISTURBINGLY GRAPHIC. It is also true, although I am covering up the context and personal information for various reasons. It was my first day on the block.. I was dead to the world, the lights were dimmed out and the room covered with sleeping dirty...
    Tarushurse Tarushurse 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    A Stranger

    I have seen someone die in front of me, but I was relatively young (maybe 7 or 8?) and I've repressed the memory.  My therapist was working on trying to bring it out, since she thinks I have PTSD because of it (and other things), but I've stopped seeing her. What my parents...
    felinethespian felinethespian 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2008

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    4th Grade Terror.

    When i was in fourth grade there was this "After-school Program", my friends and i always went since it was so close to our school. Anyways, i was with my best-friend Liza (not her real name…) and we were with some guys in the 5th grade. So we went to the park around the corner...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 2, 2013

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    20 Years Later And It Never Gets Easier

    20 years ago today i watch a friend die next to me... when the sun goes down it will be the start of another... it was by far the worst thing id ever seen, heard and have happen to me... it left me in the chair and broken inside for many years. but with time passing it grew a...
    alsorolo alsorolo 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    I Stabbed A Man

    I stabbed a man who I was fighting in a bar somewhere in Texas, over a woman. It was a fatal stab and I watched him die. It was about ten seconds of him moaning then five seconds of complete silence then gone. Before people realized what had truly happened I ran to my truck and...
    Austinator Austinator 31-35 1 Response Aug 17, 2012

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    Nine Years Old, My Forever Friend

    I have a friend who will never change. She will never lie about me, or bully me or leave me. Se will never cuddle me again, giggle with me, joke with me. She won't tease me, come around my house, smile at me, write a card for my birthday. Lucia Sofia Ximena. We grew up together...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo 36-40, F Mar 24, 2013

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    First On The Scene, Moved Like A Machine...

    I was about 26 when this happened. I had been procrastinating all day driving back to my own house from visiting my parents about an hour and a half away. Finally at about 10 pm after a few calls from my girlfriend at the time I got moving and got in the car It had been neatly...
    2cool4school 2cool4school 36-40 4 Responses May 1, 2013

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    Jed, I miss talking to him. We never dated or had any kind of intimate relationship but we were very close. He was always pretty messed up. Suicidal and depressed but I could help...
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    I've tried so hard for you and you don't even seem to care about me at all :'( I put so many months of absolute pain in front of me just to prove how much I love you :'( I've...
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    I don't THINK, I KNOW my friend saw me naked, and it was partially planned on my part. She is a very long time friend, and she showed up at our cabin, a little earlier than...
    nytro44 nytro44 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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