I lost my brother on May 29th

by JoAnna
(Chandler, Arizona)

My brother died in his sleep at the age of 49 yrs of age on may 29th. His name is Richard and he was the youngest of 3 brothers and 3 sisters. We all loved him very very much. He was diagnosed at the age of 10 with lymphoma and recovered from that illness due to being part of a case study in SF at SF General Hospital. Since then he always had medical issues but passing in his sleep was a shock to our entire family.

My heart aches so much and I miss my brother so much I don't know how I am going to live on this earth without him. I have buried my grandmother, dear friends, my parents and my first born daughter but the loss of my brother is so deep I sometimes don't know if I can go on. My sisters feel the loss of our brother very deeply as well. My other two brothers loved Richie just as deeply.

I pray for strength every day and the will to go on but it is very difficult. My sisters both have health issues now and we are trying to focus on their recovery and being positive.

Please pray for me and my family.

thank you for letting me express my feelings on this website.

kind regards,
jo anna

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Jul 04, 2013
I lost my brother on May 29th
by: Doreen U.K.

Jo anna I am sorry for your loss of your beloved brother to a sudden death and how this has affected your whole family. Death is no respector of persons or age and can creep up on us at any time. We will never get used to it though we have to live with it often in our lifetime. To lose a sibling is one of the worst experiences we will go through after losing our parents. In my case I lost my husband and I feel this loss the worst ever having been married 44yrs. 14 months later I am still struggling but managing to structure a life but not the one I want. These will be difficult days ahead for all of you. Perhaps seeing a grief counsellor will give you all the space you need to express your sorrow over your loss and so help you all by cushioning some of the pain. there is Hope if you believe in Jesus. He is our Hope and the reason I can go on in life. Of course you will be prayed for,~~~ for strength to go on in life and for Healing for all of you from your loss and for Hope in the days ahead and Hope of eternal life where you will see your brother again and be reunited forever.

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