My cousin died of CANCER.

Philippines
July 10, 2008 1:07pm CST
He had a long battle with cancer that affected his nasal cavity.For four long years, he endured all the pain. My gutsy cousin is of the few who fought this illness until his last breath. One of his eyes got blind, his hearing was lost, and his body was bady beaten by the disease but he chose to fight for his loved ones. He had an 8 month old son that died years ago before he got sick. His widow stucked with him to his deathbed and her grief broke our hearts. In his last days, we communicated through the cellphone because he couldnt hear a word anymore. He would type the message and I would read it and answer back the same way. He told me that the pain is more terrible and dont think that he could hold on anymore. After he said that, I couldnt type any word coz I really dont know what to say. After much thought, I told him that I know that He gave it all to the lord and that he will give him a new strenght. I will miss him. He was one of my best buddies. I would like to ask for a prayer from you my friends.
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18 responses
• United States
10 Jul 08
Sorry for you tragic loss. That is a very sad story and bless his heart and hope he ends up in a better place.
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• Philippines
10 Jul 08
I know that the good lord will keep him.
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@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
I am so sad for you and for his immediate family as well. My CONDOLENCES extends to all of his loveones. Indeed you will miss him, for sure he has been a good cousin to you, a great son to his parents and a great friend to many people. But God has his reason why he took his life already, and it's one way of setting him free from those pain that he is suffering every single day. I just hope that his family like you would be able to adjust and continue living even without him... because that's what he would like to see if he is still living at the moment.
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@salonga (27821)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
So sorry to hear that! My Condolences my friend and I pray you find comfort in the midst of this loss and the same prayers for the family family of your cousin as well. Cancer is really hard to fight and just wish you could all get over the sad feelings soon.
@snowy22315 (100128)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Wow, that is really sad. I think you were a blessing to your cousin and that he was lucky to have you in his life. It must have been really difficult to see someone in that condition. It's hard to know what to say to them also. I will send kind thoughts your way.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Thoughts and prayers going out to his family, your family, & all friends and others that came in contact with your cousin. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
10 Jul 08
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like he was a brave, brave, kind man to hang on for as long as he did. My thoughts go out to his widow and your family. I hope he is in peace.
10 Jul 08
im sorry for your loss, i can only hope that knowing your dear cousing is not in anymore pain and in a better place can bring you all a little peace in time. i send you my thoughts and prayers
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@deebomb (15315)
• United States
10 Jul 08
So sorry to learn about your cousin. You have my deepest sympathy. It is aways hard to see a loved one suffer for so long. I will keep you and your cousin's wife in my prayers.
@bmorehouse1 (1028)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Its hard to see people fighting this dreaded disease and even harder when they lose the fight. May the Lord be with you and give you comfort during this time of sorrow.
@saludes (99)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
it's so hard sometimes to accept that each of us will leave this place, and when that time comes, we feel sad and miserable, but in the case of sickness, we know that letting go will be best for that person. i think we all must be ready anytime so that when the time comes, we can say goodbye and be happy that we live our life to the fullest.
@luvstochat (6911)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. Cancer is one of the most painful diseases there is to die from. I am really sorry to hear that he had to suffer. We know that he is in a better place now and is no longer in pain.
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• United States
11 Jul 08
if he knew the Lord then he is suffering no more. he is so blissfully happy now. i will pray for you and his family. his wife who stayed by his side, bless her heart, she is a faithful friend. i've not heard of cancer affecting the body the way it did him. i lost my favorite aunt to cancer. and my best friend as well. it is a shock and great loss. God comfort you with His comfort. He can help you as no one else can. and too it is could to cry it out. it is healthy. God be with you.
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• Romania
11 Jul 08
Days like this just reminds us of how fragile the human being can be , that God can take us any moment and we must live our lifes to the max. I am realy sorry for your loss, but I am sure you will find the strenght to get over it.
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@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
This is a terrible thing but I guess it is better for him to have fought this battle and he is now in a peaceful place. There are no words that could mitigate the pain. May he and all who loved him be in a better situation after this.
• China
13 Jul 08
I'm sorry to hear that thing. It's sad . Your cousin is a brave soldier for he has fought with cancer for four years.
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Yes, he was a brave man and he serves as our inspiration.
@snowbitz (487)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
I couldn't help but shed a tear for your family specially the widow my prayers are with you and the widow.personally i suffered from papillary cancer for 13 years of my life and some where along the way of that 13 years i met my husband he gave me reason to fight to hold on because i have something that's worth fighting for but there are times that a situation is beyond our control have faith .My prayers are with you and the widow
• United States
14 Jul 08
May your coulsin find peace and may your family find joy and comfort in the momories that you all have of him.
@yiemega (300)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 08
Condolences to you, hope your cousin spirit places in heaven.