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  #1  
May 19th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Parent's name(the one(s) you lost:
How long ago did you lose your parent:
How did you lose your parent:
Parents birthday:
Date of their death:
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now:
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for:

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Name: Stephanie
Your birthday: May 9
Your anniversary: June 2
Parent's name [the one(s) you lost]: Steve
How long ago did you lose your parent: just over 3 years ago.
How did you lose your parent: cancer - started in his bladder and spread.... well, everywhere
Parents birthday: October 16
Date of their death: January 22, 2007
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: videos. Make videos of your parents telling some of your favorite stories, telling you about family members, stories from their childhood, stories about when you were little, whatever. Videos of your parent will be priceless.
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: Going home next week to visit for the first time since Dad died. I will also see his headstone for the first time. I'll be staying at his house and he won't be there. I'm sure it will be difficult, but I'm looking forward to it at the same time.
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May 25th, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Name: Tami
Your birthday: 20 Sept
Your anniversary: 21 june
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Patricia
How long ago did you lose your parent: coming up on 2 yrs
How did you lose your parent: Cancer, Beat Breast cancer Then got Bone & liver Cancer
Parents birthday: 5 Aug
Date of their death: 23 june 08
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now:,,,,,, Do your best ,, Listen to them & there wishes ,, no matter how hard it is
What is new for you: Had a baby since she passed
Anything coming up that you need support for: 2nd yr passing
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May 25th, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Name: Jana

Your birthday: March 19

Your anniversary: August 1

Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Camille

How long ago did you lose your parent: 13 years

How did you lose your parent: Non-Hodgekins lymphoma that eventually got into the blood then the brain.

Parents birthday: April 16

Date of their death: December 14, 1997

What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: take videos, recordings, anything to help you "see and hear" your parent after they're gone. Also, write down as many anecdotes/jokes/sayings as you can so you'll never forget...

What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: the past number of years have helped me heal somewhat, but the big things in life (marriage last year, graduating college a few years ago, preparing to have a baby this december) have been/will be hard. It's nice to have a board where I can come and vent/blubber.
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May 29th, 2010, 08:58 PM
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Name: Marie
Your birthday: July 29th
Your anniversary: Aug 23rd
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Alec and Mary
How long ago did you lose your parent: my dad died 16 years ago and my mom died 3 years ago
How did you lose your parent: dad to cancer, mom to sudden cardiac death
Parents birthday: Mom April 28th, Dad Aug 8th
Date of their death: Mom Feb 25, 2007 and Dad Aug 14, 1994
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: I agree with above, video tape them, eventually you will forget the sound of their voice or how their hands looked, you can't get that with pics, and make sure to take lots of pictures
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for:
I am so busy that I hardly acknowledged my mom's 3 year anniv-its the first year I haven't cried on that date. I guess I'm healing. I wish she could be here for our remarriage on Aug 23rd
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June 8th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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Name: Danielle
Your birthday: April 7
Your anniversary: October 6
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Eddie
How long ago did you lose your parent: Almost 6 months
How did you lose your parent: Suicide
Parents birthday: November 16
Date of their death: January 13
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now:I have none right now
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: Nothing new in my life
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June 11th, 2010, 04:34 PM
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Name: Nicole
Your birthday: 9/12/86
Your anniversary: - NA
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Willie
How long ago did you lose your parent: 2003
How did you lose your parent: Many reasons, but satph infection from his first dialysis was the cause of his weakend state and he could no longer fight
Parents birthday: 3/3/1927
Date of their death: 9/11/2003 - Day before my birthday
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: You can't prepare for it & it hurts, its going to take time to heal...but the pain does start to numb. Its okay to feel...don't hold it in.
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: Issues with FOB I just wish my dad was here...I know he wouldn't have let me hurt so much
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June 13th, 2010, 01:02 AM
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Name: Kristin
Your birthday: May 29
Your anniversary: May 6
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Keith
How long ago did you lose your parent: 7 months
How did you lose your parent: pancreatic cancer
Parents birthday: September 26
Date of their death: November 12, 2009
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: Spend every minute you can with them, talk about everything and nothing. Tell them you love them every chance you get. And letters, have them write letters for important things like birthdays or weddings.
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: Father's Day, I miss him so much. And Gabe's 1st birthday next month.
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June 15th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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Name: Ashley
Your birthday: October 14
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Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Scott
How long ago did you lose your parent: exactly 3 months ago today
How did you lose your parent: complications due to cancer
Parents birthday: August 25th
Date of their death: March 15th, 2010
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: Remember it's ok to cry and to be upset, and that no one can tell you how to deal with your grief. Remember it's also ok to not cry but be upset.
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: Not in the immediate future. My dad's birthday is the day after my 5 year anniversary for losing my sons.. I expect that to be a rough couple of days.
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June 22nd, 2010, 08:06 PM
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Name: Angie
Your birthday: Sept 12th
Your anniversary: Jan 30th
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Karen
How long ago did you lose your parent:5 yrs ago
How did you lose your parent:Malpractice
Parents birthday:July 27th
Date of their death:Jan 11,2005
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now:Just remember all the good times
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for:
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July 4th, 2010, 01:32 AM
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Name: Betsy
Your birthday: Dec. 30th
Your anniversary: Oct. 5th
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Julie
How long ago did you lose your parent: 8 years ago
How did you lose your parent: Malpractice
Parents birthday: Jan. 7th
Date of their death: Nov. 12, 2001
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: Talk about it, talk about them.
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for:
Nothing coming up necessarily. I just had DS 8 weeks ago and I am really missing her right now.
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July 27th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Your birthday: April 28th
Your anniversary: Sept 2
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Tom
How long ago did you lose your parent: four months ago
How did you lose your parent: My dad had been having health problems since January. He was in and out of hospital 4 times for heart issues. An angiogram revealed a 95% blockage in his left carotid artery which they fixed with a stent, but he had a heart attack while in the recovery room. He had another condition called sinus node disease, for which he was awaiting a pacemaker. My dad had his pacemaker placed on March 18th. It is day surgery here, and he was released several hours after the surgery. He felt wonderful, better than he had in six months. My parents spent the night with us, rather than making the one hour drive back to their place. My dad said goodnight around midnight and went to bed in my four year old's room (he bunked up with his big brother for the night). My mom and I found him the next morning around 8:30 . Paramedics tried to revive him but it was too late. My dad had a massive heart attack during the night. He was 63 years old, and a very well known and much loved Baptist pastor.
Parents birthday: January 7th, 1947
Date of their death: March 19th, 2010
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: I am very new to this journey, but I can say it is the most unpredictable experience and painful experience of my life. There is no formula for grieving, everyone does it in their own way and at their own pace.
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: I don't want to throw my son a birthday party next month. I can't bear the thought of my dad not being there. Also, we have to travel to one of his former churches in August for a memorial service - it was one of his most beloved congregations, and some of them were unable to make it to the funeral due to the weather. They feel they need the closure. I shudder at the thought of going through it again.
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November 4th, 2010, 10:59 PM
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Name: Kristen
Your birthday: October 31
Your anniversary: June 4, 2005
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Donald Edward "Don"
How long ago did you lose your parent: 3 days
How did you lose your parent: Don't know yet, he died in his sleep.
Parents birthday: February 23, 1961
Date of their death: November 1, 2010
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: Lean on the support that comes your way and grieve in your own manner.
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: It's all very new right now.
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November 5th, 2010, 10:14 AM
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How long ago did you lose your parent:2+ months
How did you lose your parent:Cancer

Parents birthday:06-07-54

Date of their death:08-24-2010

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November 5th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Your anniversary: 8-2 (just had our 6 year anni)
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Esther Walner
How long ago did you lose your parent: 2 1/2 years ago
How did you lose your parent: 6 month battle with uterian cancer
Parents birthday: Nov 7th
Date of their death: Feb 16th 2008
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: take the time to enjoy them now, take video's photo's, share memories and write them down....try not to focus too hard on the upcomming
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November 12th, 2010, 01:39 AM
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Your anniversary: 9-30-06
Parent's name(the one(s) you lost: Cindy
How long ago did you lose your parent: almost 4 months
How did you lose your parent: she died of Cancer
Parents birthday: 6-17-57
Date of their death: 8-25-10
What is some advice you would give to someone who is facing the death of a parent now: enjoy every moment with your loved one and tell them everything that is on your mind!
What is new for you: Anything coming up that you need support for: the holidays will be soo hard without her! Every day I think of her and can't believe she is gone. I still cry at night and wish more than anything that I could talk to her and see her again
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