I'm glad he died

@savypat (20247)
United States
July 2, 2011 2:41pm CST
Does this sound shocking to you. Well for 10 years this man has been ill he had a terrible illness, slowly he lost the functions of his body including the ability to speak, he was not an old man and had a family who watched him slowly fade away. now he is free of that body and has gone on to whatever we all face at the end. This has also set his family free of the constant worry and concern this illness caused everyone. I know they will miss him but no one wanted to pospone this release. His name was Michael, please say a pray for him and his family.
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
2 Jul 11
Sounds like an ALS patient I had once. She lost all function except for her eyes. She used her eyes to indicate letters on a communication board to make her thoughts known. These people are so trapped in a nonfunctioning body. It is truly a blessing when they finally die.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 11
I share your sentiment in letting someone go even though in our deepest of hearts, we are broken and crushed because we wished that person would have lived a little longer and a little healthier. However, fate, destiny and whatever is not on our hands. We can only do so much and we try to the best of our abilities to make the lessen the pain and make it bearable for the loved one and ourselves. We put on happy faces becuase the only thing that we don't want to be remembered is people with pity, sadness and other negative feelings that may burden others. If i were in your situation or in his relatives, I think I would have done the same. Pain and suffering can only be tolerated into a certain degree and as much as possible or cowardly as it sounds, we don't want it on ourselves and our relatives. I guess on a certain extent, Michael did understood his plight and his relatives. Perhaps, the only thing that is next in the agenda is a good reunion in that eternal place.
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@GemmaR (8526)
3 Jul 11
That is not shocking at all. In my opinion, when somebody is living a life that really isn't as high a quality as any human being deserves, then it is often the kindest thing for them to die. If they're not enjoying their life anymore because their suffering is so great, then why would they want to carry on living? Sometimes, a person dying is the best thing that can happen to them as it will mean the end of their suffering, which can only be an incredibly good thing as suffering is not a good thing for any human being.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Jul 11
Not so shocking to me. I think there are people that suffer immensely and to me, that is what is shocking and sad. The human spirit is a funny thing and it can sometimes hang on for a lot longer than it should when there is something holding it. It is good when it is finally free. I do pray and hope his family is in a better place too.
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• Philippines
3 Jul 11
yes,for me that was very shocking because you lost someone that you love....eventhough he is suffering from too much pain,his family still want him to live in this happy world....and condolence to his family...thats all
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• United States
3 Jul 11
It is a relief when a loved isn't suffering no more. I was sad when my mom passed when I was 15 but was also relieved because she wasn't suffering or in pain anymore from cancer. I wasn't relieved she was gone but relieved she she was with God where there is no more suffering. It was hard seeing her all crippled up in a hospital bed when i was used to seeing her as a vibrant person.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
3 Jul 11
I was shocked when I red the title of your post! I don't imagine someone would wish someone to die.. But it is reasonable..
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
3 Jul 11
We should pray that his family moves on. 10 years is a long time, but even eternity is short to hold onto someone we love. But what's over is over. God rest his soul.
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
3 Jul 11
Oh such a poor man, i feel so sorry for him.. 10 years is too long a time. Can't imagine what it must feel like. God bless him... Now he is free of his misery. I wish no one gets sick like that.. Ever.
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• India
3 Jul 11
i think you are wrong there savypat... Its not good for anyone else other than the person himself or God as to when he should die..
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@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
2 Jul 11
That is very sad But you are right. His passing away, ironically, is a good thing. He must be suffering so much with his physical pain and the pain in watching his family suffer too. May he rest in peace now and may his family find peace of mind too.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Jul 11
That is so sad. I'm glad he isn't suffering anymore for his sake and his family's sake. =( So so sad though. I will keep them all in my prayers.
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• United States
2 Jul 11
I agree I bet everyone is happy he is in a better place. Sometimes prolonged illness that causes a great decrease in quality of life is harder on those who are going thru it and their family than those who's illness goes faster.
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• United States
2 Jul 11
I would never want to live this way. If it were my mother i would have to find a way to release her form that pain. It may land me in jail but I love my mother all too much to see her like that.
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@louievill (18096)
• Philippines
2 Jul 11
when I hear of a situation like this Pat, the first thing that comes to my mind is the financial burden a family has to put up with faced with this situation , although I very much pity the afflicted person, but being there already, then what else can we do? Morality sometimes conflicts when it comes to keeping the terminally ill alive and having the healthy family bare the consequences, really Pat I'm torn when it comes to this cause I have experienced and seen similar situations
@GardenGerty (96618)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Jul 11
Sounds like ALS. I lost my first husband to that illness but he was only ill a year. He was pleased to go, and I was comforted that we did our best, but he did not linger. He had time to work out his faith as he walked through the illness.
• Canada
4 Jul 11
Im not shocked. Its a blessing. The poor man was probably going through hell. I know I wouldnt want to be kept alive in those conditions. Saying a prayer for the rest of his soul and his family!!
@celticeagle (117141)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jul 11
Ofcourse it is always sad to lose a loved one but sometimes it is better for them to go. I think people who have had long illnesses would probably agree. His family must have gone through alot. And, yes, now he is free and from what I have heard the other side is full of light and good feeling. What a nice change from what he has been going through.