My best friend's brother past away a few hours ago from Lymphoma Cancer, he was 37yrs. old and is survived by his wife, 3 children ages 16,10 and 5 a mother and brothers and sisters who loved him. I am not trying to bring anyone down, but somehow we have to find a cure for cancer. Your comments will be sincerely appreciated, as I told her what a wonderful writing community I am in and I would be able to share this with all of you. If you have a story to tell please share and give them a little hope, that he moved onto a better place. (((Big Hugs))) I would certainly love to present this thread to them , as I want them to know that our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with them.
It was a long time ago, and he was sick a long time. I am glad we have made such great strides in the treatments of so many different kinds of cancers. We should do our part to see the progress continues.
Thanks Sir Dent, They need that right now and my friend Sandy has been going through all of the pictures, she is so afraid that he didn't go to see Jesus , but I have known all of them since 3rd grade, I told her I believe he did and that he was saved. Sometimes people don't let the world know, I want her to have peace and I honestly believe he did.
here is part of my story: My dad died from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma...its a terrible way to go. Very painful! He was diagnosed in August 2002 with stage 4 cancer. He kept complaining of being tired. He woke me up and asked me to take him to the ER. I remember driving him there and walking him up to the ER with a wheelchair. Something in my head knew it was bad. He had been sick on and off for a few years and the doctors couldn't figure it out...until it was too late. He passed away September 23, 2002 ( just 2 weeks after my fiance was killed) it was the worst year of my life. But I am grateful for all the wonderful memories. My dad was the best! He taught me so much in life. And I am glad to see he is no longer suffering....I still miss him so much!!
Here's to you DAD!!! Carlos J Montanez RIP "Semper Fi"!!!!!
My uncle (father's older brother) died of Cancer in 02, it was the first time I witnessed the death of someone so close. You can sympathize with people, but you can Never feel it until it happens to you. I can never forget that feeling, I had heard people die (far away relatives) and had felt a pang but this was something beyond words.
Oh, oh, dear friend. So, so sorry. My heart goes out to you, your best friend, and her brother's family. It's difficult to understand why good people are called "home" so young. Having just gone through the final days of a cancer death (my father-in-law died of lymphoma one month ago), I know how painful it is. I know how painful it is to watch a cancer patient wither away. Very helpless feeling for the loved ones left behind.
This is just my opinion -- and has absolutely no basis in religious doctrine, but: I firmly believe that anyone who has been chosen by God to leave their earthly family and die so painfully and way too young is DEFINITELY going to heaven. This poor man had already been through hell on earth. Whether or not he had a formal baptism or conversion to Jesus or whatever, trust that he made a spiritual connecttion with God/a Higher Power to guide him from this world to the next.
Sandman, I am very sorry to hear about your wife. I am adding you both to my prayers. MM
It's odd of how small and connected the world really is. My favorite uncle just passed away on February 10th of lymphoma cancer. It was a very pain full way to die and so hard to see a loved one suffer so and not be able to help.
My thoughts go out to the young family. What a tragedy to have to die so young. And what a tragedy that he will not be here to see his children grow up. Kindest regards Zsuzsy
They are in our thoughts and prayers. I have had many deaths in my family of late and the loss is tremendous, but know that they are in a much better place than the toil that is going on in this world now and coming. Blessings
Omg today seems to be the day of bad news i guess, i heard that my cousin lost her husband he was drowned in water on a picnic. he is survived by a four year old and they were married for just about six years. It is really tragic and im so sorry for your friends brother, the best advice is to to let them know you are with them in their pain. Words can only relieve the pain to an extent but the void will be filled on its own, let time take its course. May his soul rest in peace, convey our condolences to your friend.
All of you are so kind, Sandy is hanging in there and everyone gathered today, it is painful to feel that experience and when you love your friends so much, it hurts because they hurt. So young, so young but he was a blessing to all that came into his path. I am going to print this thread and give to hear on friday. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you who has lost a loved one too.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and the loved ones of your best friend's brother. In this time of sadness we must always relish the positive points that someone was able to dole out in their life.
I'm sure many of us here believe in some form of life after death, and I assure you that at some point you may well meet again. The miracle of life is something we must all cherish everyday, and while emotional suffering can be a healthy process of grieving I am sure your BFF's brother would like to see a smile, not a frown.
I just hate these stories. I really do. I feel awful about it and guilty because I am still here. You all make me want to cry. I have had NHL Stage IV since 1993, yes it is painful and life changing and I've come close to death and have 'seen' that light. I feel so guilty for having survived this so long time now while so many young and old die of it. I really don't know what to say to you AE about your friend or what to tell her other than, just be there. Just your being there will help. You don't need to say a thing. That's what Pastor's are for.
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