Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Another one gone.

My daughter's fifth friend has died.

He was eighteen a couple of days ago. This one died of cancer. The other 4 in 3 car crashes.

This is not right.

When I was a kid grandparents died - not your school friends. And certainly not at this rate.

This is the shires not a war zone.


Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Chrikey Oh Riley. Let me weep!

Wed Jan 24, 08:22:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Curmy said...

Gavin, that's so sad, how's she coping with it ?

Wed Jan 24, 11:34:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Six Years Late said...

It's not right at all. Thing is once she's through this short period, she probably won't experience death for quite some time.

Wed Jan 24, 11:40:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Kayfer Kettle said...

Oh Gav, that's tough.

It's beyond unfair that one so young has to experience this.
It's beyond imagination how any one of those sets of parents is coping.

I really hope your girl bears up.

K xx

Thu Jan 25, 07:53:00 PM GMT  
Blogger IsobelMagsBuchan said...

It's horrible Gavin and my heart goes out to your daughter and her friends and the families of those who have lost a child. Sad to say that unfortunately I don't think it that unusual though. I can think of at least half a dozen friends that I lost before I got to 18 and not one of them was through a car accident. And there are others who have had similar experiences. Life's a bitch and all that.

Thu Jan 25, 08:33:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Sarnia said...

Agree with all that has been said above.

Children are a lot stronger and resilient then we give them credit for.

I echo others sympathies for the families of the children concerned.

Thu Jan 25, 08:47:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Les Paul Junior said...

This is terrible news, Gavin. About two years ago my middle daughter lost a friend in a road accident. That was awful and I can barely imagine how your daughter must be feeling.

Sat Jan 27, 08:28:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Rupe said...

I've only just read all this Gavin.
It's worse than terrible.
My god son died of cancer when he was 12 yrs old.
His mother who is one of my closest
friends has never recovered.

How is your daughter ? So sorry.

Tue Jan 30, 09:12:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous HHDB said...

I've a 25yr old relative who I've very close too (close family - like) who's been diagnosed with hypocellur MSD. She may have only 'months' to live and the consultants can't even properly work out exactly what she's suffering from to decide how to try and treat her. My head is in the sand - I cannot think the worst - praying that it might not happen - though I fear that before long the 'inevitable' will. Why?

Thu Feb 01, 10:13:00 PM GMT  

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