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    Super Member MissTreated's Avatar
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    Just got back from sitting at the CCU at the local hospital. One of my son's friends suffered a fall on Saturday night, fataling injuring himself. The family and friends are waiting for the young lad to pass, so organs can be harvested. Having a death in a family is particularly difficult on so many levels, but to lose one's son/daughter is so wrong on so many levels. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain his family is going through. The time I was there, the father was a rock.

    My heart is breaking for them.

    http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=10417652

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    im so sorry to hear that i dont have children so i cant even begin to imagine the pain of loseing one again so sorry to hear that.

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    That is so sad. So many teens think they are invincible. My condolences to the family. I'm sure that their hearts are breaking. I could not imagine loosing one of my children.
    It is so great that the family chose to help others to live from their tragedy.

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    That is so awful..... that poor family, my heart aches for them. I can't imagine anything worse either, than losing a child. It's beyond comprehension how painful it must be for them.

    What an amazing gift to be donating his organs though.

    Hugs to you and your son too MissTreated.


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    My heart goes out to the family and friends.

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    My heart breaks for you, your son, his family and the community. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish there was more that I could say or do for all of you. They are a very special family to think of others in a time like this. Bless them all.

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    It is sad when you lose a loved one but it is heartbreaking when you lose your own child. The only good that at least can come out of it is that they can help someone else have a better life through organ donation..i know if i was in their shoes that would help me get through the difficult times ahead. my thoughts are with them at this difficult time in their lives.

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    Sorry to hear about your son's friend. The worst thing that can happen is to loose a child and the parents will never get over it. Prayers for all of you.

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    Oh Mistreated I'm so sorry for your son's friend and his family, what a dreadful, tragic thing. My heart goes out to you all.

    K xxx

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    oh my. my heart goes out to them. I don't know what I'd do without my David. He's my one and only. thoughts and prayers for them :cry:

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    Thank you all, ladies, for your kind words. It's an impossible situation. They (family, friends, team members) have been thinking on how to memorialize Taylor. They will be retiring his baseball jersey, he was #1, as well as having the entire team, those who will be at the funeral, wear their own jersey.

    Yes, Bev, I agree. Riley is my only as well and will be held extra close in the days to come.

    M

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    Oh, what a tragedy....in my mind, losing a child has to be the
    absolute worst thing that can happen to a parent.....thoughts
    and prayers go out to the family.....(I hope it gives them
    some consolation to see that his organs will help others....)

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    It's a parent's worst fear. As with all the other people, my prayers are focused on Taylor's family, your family and the community of friends he is leaving behind.

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    I can't imagine the pain. I am so sorry

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    They are in my prayers
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    I am so sorry for you, your son, his friend and friends family. Its just horrible. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    Let us know if there is anything we can do
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    My prayers are with you and the community during the grieving time and the healing time. It is hard to lose our young people.

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    Would it be appropriate for you to collect signature blocks in the school colors or something and have them ready for the team to sign? Once they are all signed, would you be able to put them into a quilt? Maybe put a picture of the son in the center?

    Don't have kids myself, so don't know if this would be a good thing or not.

    You just say the word and I'll make you a couple/few signature blocks!

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    My heart nearly broke as I read your post. How sad. I can't imagine the pain they must be in. My prayers are with them.

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    MT, I know that no words of sympathy however heartfelt can truly ease the intense pain of losing a child. That being said, I have found that there IS comfort in sharing the love and loss and weeping together. You are a good friend.

    I believe, and indeed my religion teaches, that music elevates the soul and has incredible comforting power. Watch this video. The words were a poem written by someone to comfort a friend who lost a loved one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbYQn...eature=related

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family who has made such a courageous sacrifice (organ donation). Their son can truly say to them
    "Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep."

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    What a tragic loss. He was so young, energetic, and loved. I am so sorry for the family and friends. The only positive is that he can live on by giving of himself to others in need. That is very selfless of the parents. I cannoth imagine how they deal with life right now.

    Hugs to you from California.

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    Oh my what a day this has been. I have had the gambit of emotions for people hurt, dying and passing away last night. I feel exausted.

    I am sure these poor parents are going to need lots of support to get through this tragic happening. I can not imagine losing a son so young. Bless thier hearts.

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    Taylor died this afternoon. I have not spoken to any of the family, or do I know any more of the details. I don't think I want to know. At a friend's suggestion, I'll have Riley write a nice card, telling something he fondly remembers about Taylor. We are all grieving....

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    God and good friends will bring them through this tragedy, try to get them to talk about their son, it helps. Be there for your son, he needs you right now.

    It has been six years(May 2 & 3. 2003) since we lost our 30 year old daughter(due to Diabetes complications)and the next day we lost our 21 year old son and two of his close friends (a drunk driver hit them head on).

    You feel like you have a huge hole in the middle of your body and nothing can repair it. But our trust in God and all of our friends brought us through it. Time helps ease the pain but it never completely leaves.

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    The worst thing is not knowing what to say. Nothing can take away that pain, nothing can fix it.

    Talking is good.... your son needs to talk, but don't force him. Let him know it's ok ... even if the only thing he says is "I don't know what to say". It's enough.

    ((Hugs to all))

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