Devastating news

mosaicwench1January 25, 2008

A very dear friend's 22 year old son was found dead at college on Tuesday.

No foul play suspected but they don't know what killed him. They suspect natural causes because he had a stroke at the age of 5 but came back very well and never exhibited any other symptoms since.

The family is just devastated, as are we.

Hug your children and grandchildren and hold them close. I don't know what my friend is gonna do without her baby.

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curbdiver1954

Our prayers are already being sent. God bless you for drawing een closer to your friend and her family during this oh-so terrible time.

Hugs,
Pat

    Bookmark   January 25, 2008 at 10:10PM
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chickeemama

Oh Wench..Im so sorry for you and there family. To lose a child man...that would be so hard!!!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2008 at 10:15PM
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gretch1964

Oh dear, prayers to the family and you all.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2008 at 10:19PM
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PantherFL

OMG! I'll send a prayer for the family & friends of this young man, what a tragedy.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2008 at 10:38PM
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Calamity_J

This is sooo sad, I'll be praying for this family and DEF will hug my son(21) tomorrow(He's coming to town). I pray for strength for you too, to support this family.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2008 at 10:43PM
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cadonna

I am so sorry for their loss and yours too. Prayers coming for all of you for strength and support during this horrific time. I sent an email hug to my 23 year old son going to school in London. This kind of thing strikes fear in the heart of all parents.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 12:01AM
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nicethyme

ugh... that's horrible...

extra hugs for those here on the forum who have faced this too...

Shrty, kween.. who else? I know i'm forgeting more

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 12:08AM
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crystal01

Oh my prayers and thoughts are with you and that family. The most devastating news for any parent. My DD is 20 away at college. God bless them all.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 12:48AM
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emtnest

Oh so sorry to read this...my prayers are with you as well..

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 3:23AM
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shrty411

Geeze, that's awful. I know how they feel.

Maria

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 7:57AM
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stjohnsgypsy

Oh dear God...such horrible news.....I have been close to that situation...and nothing brings a parent down on their knees faster........I pray that God will cradle your friend in his arms to help comfort her through this very difficult time......my prayers are to you for God to give you strength to support your friend in so much need of love and comfort......so sorry.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 9:10AM
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texaswild

Oh, this makes my heart hurt. Prayers here too for all of you.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 10:52AM
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kymi75

Oh My God, how sad!!!! I can't imagine.........my heart and prayers go out to you and the family.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 1:03PM
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toomuchglass

I can't even imagine losing a son that young. Devistating doesn't even begin to describe what their family is going through .....

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 3:53PM
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bamasusanna

My deepest sympathy for you and the family.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 4:34PM
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mosaicwench1

You guys are awesome - thank you for keeping us all in your prayers.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 7:30PM
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barbfrizzell1955

I can't even begin to imagine what it is like to lose a child like that, my thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Barb

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 1:06PM
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diamondjennie

Thanks for the thought NICE, my David was just 5, it's now been 20 years. His birthday would have been Jan 15.

Prayers to your friend and the whole family, it leaves a void that is never filled. Gotta wait and see them on the other side! Jennie

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 6:02PM
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mosaicwench1

Today is his wake and tomorrow the funeral.

Gonna be rough, these next few days.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 8:07AM
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stjohnsgypsy

Thinking of your friend and you....this is so tough.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2008 at 3:38PM
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mosaicwench1

It was a VERY hard couple of days. The young man was well loved by the community (his parents are great volunteers for the village as well as teachers) so the funeral and wake was like that of a President or Dignitary.

At the height of the wake there was a wait of an hour and a half to get to see his parents. And everyone waited and paid their respects.

So very hard to lose him.

Thanks to you all for praying for us and his family.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2008 at 9:39PM
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shrty411

The hard part for them is yet to come....

    Bookmark   January 29, 2008 at 10:00PM
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mosaicwench1

You speak the truth, Shrty411.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2008 at 8:22AM
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