Loss of a teenage child

Lynn - posted on 11/12/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone. My name is Lynn and I just wanted to know if there is anyone out there who has lost a teenage child. My ol;dest son Stephen passed away 3/5/07at the age of 19. It has been a very hard time for both myself and Stephen's younger brother. I can find support groups for people that have lost children but none for people who have lost older children. I just need to know that I am not alone....

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Horse-owner2003 - posted on 01/05/2013

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Hi Lynn,

I feel your pain. You are DEFINITELY not alone! My daughter Danielle passed away at the age of 16 on November 9, 2011. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her. I also have had a hard time finding information for those of us who have lost older children. Although living has gotten easier, the pain seems to be just as strong as the day we lost her. I have my good days and bad days. This weekend has been particularly tough for me. I don't know why. I guess it's just part of the horrible ups & downs.

Danielle - posted on 11/14/2008

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Lynn, I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to understand what you're going through so I'm not even going to pretend that I can. I just wanted to say that I'm sorry. You're not alone. There are many parents in the same boat you're in so don't give up hope. Don't stop looking for someone to connect with.

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