Loss of my younger brother to freak accident

by Keith B.
(Vancouverm,BC Canada)

I am 27 years old and I just lost my younger brother to a freak accident. He was 23 and died because of a freak accident occurred when he was pursuing his passion: dirt biking. He loved dirt biking since he was 8 years old but when he moved away from all of his close family, he bought a new, more powerful bike than he ever was used to. Only a couple weeks after acquiring this bike he started doing jumps and one day he did a jump that was not designed properly but he made it a couple times just fine but on his third attempt hit it wrong and ended up wiping out which resulted in trauma to his chest and a shattered pelvis which ultimately was the cause of his death. He had a ruptured aorta and needed to be transported to a city with the proper facilities, but it took a while for him to be stabilized. Once he was stabilized he was flown to a large city that had the proper medical facilities but by then it was too late and they could not save him. Me and my family were all there hoping for the best but we were given the worst news possible: that our brother/son had died.

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Jul 18, 2014
Loss of my younger brother to a freak accident.
by: Doreen UK

Keith I am so sorry for your loss of your younger brother to a freak accident that claimed his life. Extreme sports carry so much danger, your brother would have felt confident he could do this jump and it cost him his life. Was it worth it? To your brother he would not have processed death. Just his Pleasure of the sport he loved. Sadly he died doing what he loved. Your mom and dad will be so distraught losing a son. They wouldn't have thought they would be laying their son to eternal rest. A very painful moment for a parent. As a sibling you will take a long time to overcome your sorrow of your loss of your brother. I have 5 siblings and couldn't bear to lose any one of them. The best way forward is TAKING ONE DAY AT A TIME. Death hurts so much never having our loved one back in our life. You will take a long time to recover from your grief and find your way back into life. Just stay close to your family and support one another through this grief. Don't be afraid to talk and express your feelings and emotions as this is all part of grief and where your healing will come from.

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