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Tragic news; trying to hold it together

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My husband's cousin was killed in a freak and catastrophic bicycling accident. On Monday, he was riding on his mountain bike and lost control when the terrain changed. What should have just been - and has been many times in the past - a bruising tumble from his bike turned to unimaginable horror when the handlebar rammed through his left eye socket and into his brain, inflicting horrific damage. He was rushed to the hospital, but it quickly became clear that all upper brain function was destroyed. Obeying his wishes, his parents took him off the ventilator and he died this morning.

He was 29.

I don't even know how to begin processing all this. We will be heading out for the east coast tomorrow morning. I don't know when the funeral is planned yet.

It just keeps hitting me. Young, vibrant, athletic.

Gone.

Hug your loved ones.
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NATPLUMMER 8/18/2013 10:13PM

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APPLESBANANAS 8/17/2013 8:41AM

    I have you and your family in my thoughts. emoticon

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JLITT62 8/16/2013 7:58AM

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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KIWINURSE 8/15/2013 4:48PM

    I also, just read this to my husband, our tears and sympathy go out to you and your family.
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QTEALADY20031 8/15/2013 4:21PM

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragic accident. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 8/15/2013 1:41PM

    So sorry for your loss. emoticon emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 8/15/2013 11:13AM

    What a tragedy for you and your family! Only God knows why these freak accidents occur! I'll be thinking of you.

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TONYATIME 8/15/2013 10:26AM

    I am so sorry for your loss, what a tragedy. emoticon Your family is in my thoughts

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/15/2013 12:12AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about this. As a bicylist, it's particularly hard to hear about any kind of bicycle accident. I'm at a loss for words since this was so "out of the blue". My heart goes out to you and your family. I'll be thinking of you this week as you go to the funeral.

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MNNICE 8/15/2013 12:08AM

    I am so sorry. How life can change in but a moment.

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MARALEYNI 8/14/2013 10:13PM

    So sorry for your loss.

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LINOVER 8/14/2013 9:52PM

    My prayers are with you and your family! It is so sad when one is taken when this young! emoticon

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LOSTLIME 8/14/2013 8:54PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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UKMOM638 8/14/2013 8:25PM

    Prayers for you and your family! emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 8/14/2013 8:08PM

    My prayers are with you and all involved . How awful . emoticon

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PINKYYSUEE 8/14/2013 6:29PM

    Oh I'm sooo very sorry. That is so sad and sudden.

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CBLENS 8/14/2013 5:46PM

    So sorry for the loss of this young man, to you and all who know him prayers.


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GERIKRAGH 8/14/2013 4:44PM

    My prayers to you and the family. 29 is too young.

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PATJOONWW 8/14/2013 4:36PM

    So sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family. Have a safe trip!

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IONA72 8/14/2013 4:02PM

    So tragic, so sad. emoticon

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LJCANNON 8/14/2013 3:45PM

    emoticon Praying for your Family!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/14/2013 3:40PM

    so sorry .... prayers and thoughts are with the family .... emoticon

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TUBLADY 8/14/2013 3:10PM

    Words can't express the sorrow I know you and the family are going through.
My prayers are with you all.
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BARBARASDIET 8/14/2013 3:04PM

    so sorry....

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KNYAGENYA 8/14/2013 2:20PM

    I'm sorry for your loss. I will light a candle for your family when I go to Church.

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SHANTRA 8/14/2013 2:15PM

    Absolutely horrific.. I am so very sorry.

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CHEFSOPHIE 8/14/2013 1:40PM

    I am so very sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

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JMERLAU 8/14/2013 1:16PM

    Many Prayers!

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MSANITAL 8/14/2013 1:11PM

    Oh miss G I so sorry my prayers go out to you and
Your family we are here for you please do not
Hesitate to ask hugs always

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HAPPYMENOW58 8/14/2013 1:06PM

    Deepest sympathy....Very sorry for your loss.

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DELHSI 8/14/2013 12:54PM

    Oh, how incredibly sad. So sorry for your family's loss.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 8/14/2013 12:37PM

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JANETRIS 8/14/2013 12:22PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers for peace and understanding are with you. Even in the most tragic times GOD is still with us. Prayers for safe travels... emoticon

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NICKYCRANE 8/14/2013 12:18PM

    horrific tragedy. I cant begin to imagine how you feel. My prayers will be with you.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 8/14/2013 12:16PM

    My deepest sympathies...I am so sorry for your and your husband's loss under such tragic circumstances.
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HOPERISING 8/14/2013 12:16PM

    Oh, I am so very sorry MissG. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

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ELLENIRENE 8/14/2013 12:05PM

    my deepest sympathy

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LUCKYDOGFARM 8/14/2013 12:04PM

    Oh MissG! How terrible. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. As well as prayers for safe travels for the family members.
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LMCBUD 8/14/2013 11:55AM

    My prayers are with you and your family.

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BANANAMAG 8/14/2013 11:54AM

    Wow, what a shocking story. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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GINA180847 8/14/2013 11:50AM

    I read this to my husband and he and I commiserate with you over this tragedy. What a freakish accident....one in a billion!

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