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My Dad died of Leukemia

He died this month last year so he is heavy on my mind lately. I just donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation and I wanted to ask you all to do the same, just 5 bucks or so, please.
Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. So when I ask for your support, I'm really asking you to support these kids. Thank you!

Click "Make a donation" to give online, or donate by phone or mail. http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/578586/2013

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I'm so sorry


thank you

please donate if you can

So sorry for your loss Brian...

This post makes me remember my dad as well. We were very close. He taught me virtually all the good things I know...I learned the bad from my friends...

Always remember the good things your parents did for and with you..Over look the bad and forgive them for it...You'll have peace with your creator that way...

Much respect,


My Dad died on December 2, 2012

I had not spoken to him in over two years. It's a long story but know that I never stopped loving my Dad. I held his hand the last 48 hours of his life. What a life changer it is to go through something like that.

There was unity in the family for a short time while my father lay dying. It is sad that a family can not always be that close. Petty issues and jealousy is often the thing that deteriorate a family. My mother would have been married to my Dad for 56 years just a few days latter.

They both were deeply in love with one another and it showed in the way that she took care of him over the past few years. He had 14 stints and 8 heart attacks. The poor thing went through Hell for quite a few years. I tell you this because I can see that you can relate to me.

How often have I heard someone say they lost a parent or sister or brother and I look at them so causally and say, " I want to offer my condolence." Wow, little did I know what I was saying until now.

I pray that you have already went through the five stages of grief and are on the road to peace. I was lucky that I got to spend the last few days with my father and make peace. There were so many times that I wanted to go see him but it would not have been for the best but in the end I pray he knew that I always loved him.

For those of you who still have parents let me say this to you. Go video tape them and talk to them. Take pictures of them now for their wake. I know it seems morbid but you need to get these memories saved so that you will be able to remember the good things about your parents. Secure a good piano player. Make sure you have a good one that you can call in case something happens. Needless to say, find a good minister who is competent to preach the funeral.

I learned many things from my fathers death. One in particular is that when I die, I want to die at home. My dad died at home with his family around him. They are other things but back to gentleman loss, I say this, " I offer my honest deep condolences for your loss. May God walk with your family and you through this time of remembrance of your wonderful father." I realize it may have been a year but the hurt I am sure is still there in your heart. I hope you honestly have a good Weekend and beyond.

Condolences to you, David and your family for the sudden loss of

your father.

Condolences as well, Brian...to you and your family.

May they both rest in peace.

wow, Im not much of a wuss

but reading that made me cry and I am at work right now!
I agree 100%. My wife's parents live close to us and anytime she wants to go see them I never give her a problem about it because she needs to while she can. I like the idea of taking pictures.

Thank you



There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Sorry to hear that, Brian

My father also died in January, back in '07...but he died of medical complications due to incompetent care in the hospital.

My mother died of cancer when I was 14 which compelled me to learn a lot about the disease when I was young.

Regarding leukemia, I wish everyone knew about the fact that fungal infections are often misdiagnosed as leukemia:



my heart goes out to you and to all cancer warriors~

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Brian, my heart goes out to you.

I do not donate to any organized "medical research" charities, I know too much about them.
I am sorry for your loss, but rather than give to the people who profit from "treating" cancer, please consider donating to Dr. Burzynski to help the man who is fighting the FDA to actually cure people with cancer.
I lost my dad in 1994, and in a way I miss him more as I get older. Ironically, we were all celebrating his beating cancer when he dropped dead of a heart attack. Life is funny.
My best to you.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

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so sorry for your loss. Thanks for the link

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

thank you

even a buck would be great!

Please give what you can

even a buck or 5 bucks