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Loss of Someone Special

  • Date Submitted: 04/12/2010 05:46 AM
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Danette Tappan
Mr. Smith
English 110
The loss of someone special in my family from an illness had major effects on myselfand my family. Losing a family member can also change the way the rest of the family acts towards each other. From my personal experience of a death in my family, there was a rare illness, and everyone in the family had different ways of dealing with it and different reactions. Feelings towards one another after the death weren’t all that great.
The loss of my grandfather happened so quickly. He meant everything to me, he was family, like a best friend, he was and still is my hero, and now he is my guardian angel. In my heart forever is Francis E. Myers (papa). He had passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006 from a rare cancer known as Hepatocellular Carcinoma. He started off at his local hospital, Robert Packer in Sayre, PA, and then flown out to Pittsburgh, PA. He had been flown out so that he could be treated for his rare illness.
This illness usually leads to death within six to twenty months. Hepatocellular Carcinoma is the fifth most common cancer for men and the eighth most common cancers for women. The average age in the United States is sixty-five to be diagnosed with cancer. Rarely anyone under age forty is diagnosed with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. If diagnosed you can go to the following consultants; Hepatobiliary surgeon, Oncologists, Interventional Radiologists, and Interventional Gastroenterologist.
My twin and I were my papa’s little angels we were his first grandchildren, he spoiled us as well as everyone else in the family. Basically, the only change we had in the family was we all use to go camping at least five times a summer with papa, but now we have only gone maybe twice since he passed away but it’s just not the same without him.
This was a hard time for the whole family and we were all at the University ofPittsburgh Hospital. We were asked to go to a family room to talk about papa’s illness, and at that...


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