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Melissa F

Right now, I am sad.  My cousin and her husband are losing his (their) daughter within the next few hours or days.  She was diagnosed with a brain tumor February 2008 and while they've had a few months more with her than they thought, it has been a hard journey for them.   

Her dad admitted to me that he wished she would "go soon" back in October.  (They didn't expect her to see Christmas in 2008.)  He said, "I know that sounds terrible"  but I told him that I understood;  waiting for the inevitable would feel impossible.  They were very close because she was his "buddy", loving to fish, hunt and camp with him.   I told him that I had could not begin to understand how he was feeling and that I didn't know how he was getting through it.  He replied, "Xanax".  We chuckled.  There is a little truth in most humor, I guess.

I met her once so I didn't know her at all really.  But I can't imagine what it must be like for her parents.   All the promise and dreams for her life that is dying right along with her must be unbearable for them.  She is 14.  

My heart is breaking for family in Illinois tonight.


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Jun. 20th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
I am so sorry and am praying for a peaceful passage for her. Life is unfair. xoxo
Jun. 20th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry. Praying for peace for them all.
Jun. 22nd, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Melissa passed away on Saturday afternoon. Today's Father's Day must have been rough. :(
Jun. 26th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
This has been some of the most difficult Father's Day for many families I know. What a sad time.
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