6/20/72 – 11/12/20

Today Brad left us.

He fought hard to make it through Ailee’s birthday.

There is something to be said with knowing death is imminent. We all had a chance to say goodbye. We all showed him how loved he was and we all did our absolute best to give him all of the warmth and respect and care he needed.

Brad finally isn’t in pain anymore.

I don’t know what comes next. I hadn’t thought that far ahead.

Fuck Cancer.

3 thoughts on “6/20/72 – 11/12/20

  1. I saw your story tonight on Kare 11. I cried watching the video of your husband…I am so sorry for your loss and all that you and your children have gone through. Wishing you strength and peace in your hearts as you travel this new unplanned path of life before you. Lean on your friends to help you navigate and know that I will be praying for you and your family. 🙏❤️🙏

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  2. I saw your family’s story on the news. I felt the need to reach out to you. I am a Stage IIIc breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in early 2013 when my kids were 7 and 11. Now they are 15 and 19. It’s been a long, hard row but I am still swimming with no evidence of disease. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Weirdly, seeing the title of this post of yours, he and I were born on the same day, and when I mean same day, the same year too. It gave me goosebumps to see that. Anyway, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, that might seem weird coming from a complete stranger but I wanted you to know that your story touched me. Sending you love and warm wishes and dreams of hockey. ❤️
    -Another Beth in MN

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    1. I can’t tell you how much this spoke to me tonight. I was also IIIc. I live every day wondering if today is the day it’ll happen again.
      Thank you for the love. There is so much to go around and I’m thankful to pass it along.

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