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Brother Passed Away Today

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After an 11 week battle with this disgusting disease my brother passed away.

I've never felt pain like this before in my life. I have so many questions that can never be answered. 32 years old with not any hope at all.

Thanks for all the replies in my previous post and I hope there is a cure for this disease.

Romana x

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I know you are devastated. I pray you will find comfort and strength in the days ahead. Cancer SUCKS!

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending only good thoughts for you and your family. Please stick around if we are any comfort at all.


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I have been following your story, Romana, with so much hope that a miracle would spare your brother. I'm so sorry that it wasn't to be. He chose not to linger, and his suffering is over. My heart is with you and your family in this horribly difficult time. If you need to vent your pain here, we, of course will listen, and understand.

Many, many hugs,

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Hi Romana,

I'm so, so very sorry that this has happened. Yes, it is horrible, awful, devastating, and 100% not fair in life that this happened.

It is and will continue to be very hard for a while, but you will get through because you have to. I wish there was something I could do for you, but there isn't except think of and pray for you and your brother's family.

Please take care of yourself-

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My heart breaks for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.


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Dear Romana,
I am so very, very sorry that this horrible disease took your brother so quickly. Your whole family will be in my prayers. My heart breaks for all of you.

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I am so sorry that your brother was taken from you so quickly. I hope that he did not suffer too much. It's a horrible disease that needs to be cured. I hope that somehow he helped in the fight to find a cure.

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Ramona, My heart goes out to you and your family, your brother's wife and child. Words cannot heal the pain you feel but know that you are in my prayers.

God be with you during this time of life.

Diane Tavegia

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Ramona, I am so sorry that you have lost your brother. It seems so unreal that a person can be diagnosed and just a few weeks later be gone. We will never understand why our loved ones are taken away . Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you, Carletta

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I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss, your brother was taken way too soon, but please believe he is in a better place and not in any pain. I pray for you and your family to find some comfort in all this craziness. God Bless you, your brother and your family during this extremely hard time.

God Bless

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Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I feel that God has taken him and brought him home where he belongs. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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I am deeply sorry for the loss of your brother. Life is not fair and cancer is such a horrible disease. You are in my thoughts and prayers! I wish there was something I could say or do that would help but all I can do is pray for you and your family.

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Dear Romana,

I'm so very sorry about your brother. You hardly time to process the news of his illness before he was taken from you. I know it just has to be a terrible loss for you. I'll be praying for peace for you and your loved ones. Please come back here and lean on us as much as you need to.


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Romana... I'm so sorry to hear how much you and your family are suffering now. Obviously there is going to be nothing or anyone to fill the void that the passing of your brother has left for everyone. Know in your heart that he loved his family and as much as no one wanted to see him leave, his time for leaving his physical suffering behind had come. He is definitely in a much better place so when you are feeling particularly devastated and hurt, keep reminding yourself that he is no longer suffering.

With time, everyone will adjust. No one will ever forget him and it will never make this disease any easier to accept... but your lives will eventually get to a place where you are not suffering like you are right now.

My thoughts are with you and as others have said, you know our doors here will always be open for you to come here and vent, or talk, or ask questions. Or just hang out with people who truly do understand what you are going through.



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I too am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain. I pray you find comfort during this time.

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I am so sorry for all the pain that you and your family have gone through during your brother's illness and passing. I don't know what you are feeling since I haven't lost a sibling, but I have lost both parents. My prayer is that you will be comforted during this time of loss.

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Thank you everyone.

I don't believe he is in a better place as he should have at least had 39 more years of life.

His biggest regret was that he was leaving his little girl, wife and family behind and that he didnt want to die.

I keep picturing him lying in bed looking like half the man he was.


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My heart goes out to you and your family. Everytime cancer takes someone close to me it angers me. It robs everyone of precious time with our families. I watched a very close friend fight and endure all the treatment and then lose his fight. Life sometimes has no rhym or reason. I keep praying that they will figure out a treatment to stop all cancers.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your brother.

You and your family, his wife and children, are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl P.

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No words can assuage the suffering of your loss. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. Your brother, like many of us, was plunged into a medical nightmare not of his own creation. When you remember your brother please don't think of his last days as lying there as half a man. Yes, his physical being was diminished, but that isn't the measure of a man. Your brother bore the burden of knowing his fate and magnitude of the loss for his family. No man should have to carry such a heavy load. I say he died a Titan.

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to lose someone so young in a short period of time is devastating. Stay with this site for support...they are here. I will be thinking of you and praying for peace.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


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I know there is nothing we can say that will truly erase your pain and loss;
just know that we understand your pain and that you are very much in our thoughts.


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I am so very sorry about your brother. I believe it's doubly painful when losing one so young. My sister died of intestinal cancer when she was only 33 and 5 months after having a baby. She lived for almost 4 years past her diagnosis and it was a rough go at the end. I have walked in your shoes so I know the pain of losing someone to this insidious disease too young with so much life ahead.

If you ever want to talk just email me here.

My prayers are with you and your family.

peace, emily

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Romona - Sending my sincere condolences for your loss. I know that there are no words that can ease your pain right now but know that there are others who understand the depth of your loss and grief.

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romona for your loss i know we dont understand these things but only time can heal the pain .Goobless.....johnnybegood

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You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your brother, I'm so sorry, a young person has been taken by this disgusting disease, it's truly very sad... you and your family will be in my prayers.


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I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

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Romana -

So sorry to hear about your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Know that your brother is in a better place without disease or pain.

- SpongeBob & usakat

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Maybe angel and your brother walked together in heaven


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I am so sorry. Where he is right now, we do not know. We do know that he and you are in all our thoughts and prayers. One of my biggest worries is that my kids will only remember the old me, not the younger,once healthier me. Last year my mother passed away at 86. I was with her and know how painful it is. But my memories now of her are different than then. I have begun a great geneolgy exploration as a way to honor her and all that have passed before, (that our family can find). She is as much a part of me now as she was alive.

This disease is horrible, unfair and so painful. Let your loss be a chance to help his family, keep alive his memory and defeat this disease. So easy to say but so hard to live.
all my condolences

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I like to think Seb and Angel are walking in heaven and watching over us.

I still cant stop reading about colorectal cancer and researching. My uncle passed away last week of leukemia. Been a nightmare this year

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I hope things will get better for you and me.


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