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A Courageous Battle

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Joined: Jun 2004

I posted only one other time to this site and that was when my younger brother, Dave, was diagnosed Stage IV colon cancer a year and 1/2 ago. Everyone here has shown great support and concern for each other-- most of you probably have never met one another but share a special bond. After 20 months of surgery/chemo/pain Dave died on Dec. 3, 2005 at the age of 48. He left behind his wife and 2 children. David was the best brother anyone could ask for...I feel blessed to have had him in my life. This group helped me tremendously, giving me great hope (isn't that what it's all about?) and broadening my knowledge on this horrific disease. To everyone out there-- continue to fight this beast!!!! And, most of all, never, EVER give up. God's blessings to each of you.


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Joined: Jul 2005

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I think that each of us loses a little of ourselves every time this horrible disease claims another life. I pray that you find peace in your time of sorrow.


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Joined: May 2005

Patricia is right, it is difficult to hear about others falling to cancer. Thank you for letting us know, and for your kind regards.

Sincerest condolences,

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Joined: Nov 2005

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.


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Joined: Nov 2005

I am very sorry about your loss. I am just beginning this fight, thank you for encouraging words. Audrey

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My deepest sympathy to you and Dave's family. Hug those kids. And make sure you have a colonoscopy if not done already.

Your post reminds all of us in this fight how horrible this disease is.


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Joined: Jan 2004

I agree with Tricia....it hurts each time we hear of another loss of life to this disease. We have had several this year.

My sympathies go out to you and Dave's family.


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Dear Lynnie,

My heart goes out to you and Dave's family. I know what it's like to lose a sibling to intestinal cancer. It can be quite horrific.

Thank you for telling us. It is never easy knowing one of our compatriots has fallen.

peace, emily

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Dear Lynnie,

My deepest condolences to you, your family, and Dave's wife and children. He was so blessed to have you by his side. May your memories of him help sustain you during this most difficult of times.

With love,


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Dear Lynnie,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother. It is difficult for each of us when we lose someone here at this site to this awful disease. None of us can ever give up....and we must keep spreading the word about early detection........and yes, Emily, healthy eating and living!!

May you feel Dave's presence each day in your heart.


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Lynn, I was sorry to read that your brother had lost this battle; my sympathies to you and the rest of the family. Judy

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I remember your first posts. They caught my attention because my favorite brother's name is Dave. My heart goes out to you now and your message is so wonderful in spite of his demise.

You are blessed to have had him in your life and never forget that. You have to be there so his children remember him the way you do.

I will be thinking about you over this tough time of the year. AND you never EVER give up either!!!!!!

Lisa P.

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Joined: May 2004


I am so sorry for your loss and any sadness you and your family are going through. Please extend our love to Dave's entire family.

Thank you for including us and for your words of encouragment. Try to allow this tragedy to help highlight all the goodness in your life. It is the only benefit battling this disease brings us. I force it to make me cherish every happy moment. I hope you can do this, especially over the holidays.

Be well and know that you are forever a member here. jana

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