free world prison

by stephanie
(savannah)

I was living it up in Germany and France in 1999 when my brother Kevin (who was 15 years old), was convicted as an adult to 10 years in prison. He was a kid! I came home and birthdays and Christmas were never the same without him. I would go to visit him 4 hours away for 10 years. When he was released I was so happy I was going to spend Christmas with him, that he was going to see my babies grow up. Six months after Kevin was released from prison, someone shot him 2 times. He bled out before ambulances arrived....brain dead,17 percent life expectancy at 25 years old. Mom did not listen. 2 years , teeth removed , leg cut off, family in turmoil. I stand today , not knowing my future ....just knowing I had a past. I had a mother, father, and two brothers....now I don't even have myself.

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Jul 26, 2013
free world prison
by: Doreen U.K.

Stephanie what a terrible loss and way to die from losing your brother to a horrible murder/homicide. I don't know how a family is supposed to move beyond disbelief to living each day with a loss like this.
You may benefit from seeing a fully trained counsellor to help you all as a family come to terms with this loss and type of death.
When someone dies you do lose a great part of yourself, but you still have your own identity and have to forge this out in life so you are able to survive. Your brother paid for his crime and he paid again when someone caught up with him and silenced him forever. This is so unfair and will make you all angry as a family and this needs to be explored in counselling so that you can heal from this tragedy.
It will take a long long time before you can move forward but whilst you are going through this sorrow it will feel like the longest days of your life. Missing our loved ones from our life is one of the hardest facts to deal with as we go through life. It limits our life when we start losing those significant member's of family who also add to our identity.
I hope the people who did this are caught and put away forever. This is a cruel and devastating way to die for your brother and for all of you as a family now facing the worst grief ever. I hope you get the support you need to help you deal with this loss and that you will all be comforted fully in your grief.

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