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My story of the 2003 Atlanta Braves and dad dying

Posted on: April 5, 2009 4:17 pm
 

 This is my story of watching my dad die in the summer of 2003 and at night in a lonely hospital ICU waiting room cheering on the 2003 Atlanta Braves team that had the most homers in the majors that year. My dad had an outpatient hernia surgery on June 3rd, 2003 and something went terribly wrong during the surgery and I had to watch my dad die slowly for 33 days. My dad died on July 7th, 2003. The only thing that I had to be happy about in that terrible month was watching Javy Lopez and the braves hit homer after homer in each of their games. I know they didn't win the world series or even a playoff series but I just wanted to share that. I love sports. Sometimes when life beats you down to your knees it sometimes takes watching some sports to inspire you to get back up. My dad made me turn it to the braves game everynight in his ICU room and I would sit in his room and watch the game with him sometimes and we wouldn't say a word just enjoy the game for 3 hours and try not to think that we wouldn't be together too much longer. They told me he was dying but I just didn't want to believe it. I miss you dad. Go Braves.

Category: MLB
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Since: Feb 7, 2009
Posted on: April 11, 2009 10:44 am
 

My story of the 2003 Atlanta Braves and dad dying

 Thanks for sharing Titan. Sports can help us heal, and help us cope with difficult situations in many ways. I'm very sorry for your loss, but glad that you can recall with fondness the time you were able to spend with him watching the 2003 Braves play. Again, nice post.




Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: April 8, 2009 12:58 pm
 

My story of the 2003 Atlanta Braves and dad dying

Thanks a lot hornrule20. I didn't think anybody would read it. I just felt like I needed to share that on here because I had never told anybody I talk with on here about that situation. It means a lot to me and I'm glad you liked it. Goodluck to whatever teams you support this year. Later bro 




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: April 8, 2009 11:17 am
 

My story of the 2003 Atlanta Braves and dad dying

Dude this is a freaking amazing and touching blog.  Happy I checked out your profile and read your blog.  Sorry for your loss and hope your memories of your father and his love for a beautiful game give you years of thoughts that bring smiles to you whenever you need them.   



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