Meryln is my youngest brothers fiance. They met while both working for a mission group called WORLD HELP. They worked with  CHILDERN OF THE WORLD a childrens choir group made up of orphans from around the world. They toured the USA with these kids for a year and Meryl was here from The Philipines on a 1 yr working visa. My brother and her soon fell in love. Our family went to every church they came to that was in driving distance of us. Last christmas while home on break my brother told us they were getting married. She was so scared to come over even though we meet her several times and she even stayed with my parents. We knew when the summer came she was going back home and we started the long process of getting her back here in the USA. We all talked to her and her family thru the internet and web cam. It was so hard to see how much they loved each other and missed one another but they made the best of it talking for hours more than once a day. The longer time went on my brother decided he was going to move over there until they could get her back here. So it was set in June he was to go...we knew we would miss him but understood what he had to do and knew that soon they would both be here. About a month ago shegot sick....just feeling yuk and having really bad periods. They told her that she may not be able to have kids (crushing to the both of them) she told my mom she felt a little better last week. Then her sister called my brother and said she was in the hospital...this was Monday. By Tuesday she tried to talk to him on the phone but wasnt making any sense...by Wen. her sister called him and said she was whiter than us(white ppl)and couldnt move or talk. Monday my brother was already getting ready to go over there. Friday night (2am Saturday) I got that phone call everyone dreads getting in the middle of the night. It was my mom...and all she could say was I need you to come home...Meryl is gone. I thought I was dreaming.....I didnt know her THAT well but my brother and I are very very close and as crazy as it sounds we feel what one another feels. My husband and I bought his ticket and he left yesterday. We couldnt aford 2 and nobody else had a passport .....so he's all alone. My heart is breaking knowing after a year of not touching her or seeing her in person he now has to bury her. He is hurting and not only can I not fix it....I cant even be there for him. Life is not fair.......

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Taryn...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 7:10 PM very very sad!  ALl of you are in my thoughts n prayers

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kriss...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Oh my goodness...how heartbreaking.  No, life is definitely not fair sometimes.  Do they have any idea what happened to her...sickness, something else, etc ?

I'm so sorry for your families loss.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you all!

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wnderwmn
Jun. 2, 2008 at 7:51 PM my moms guessing uterin cancer maybe since she was having bad periods but we are still in the dark.

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erinm...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 8:16 PM Oh hun, I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to all of you, especially your brother. :(

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getup...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 8:47 PM Oh no!! My condolences to you and you family! ((HUGS))

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sun-e...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:01 PM I'm so sorry.  My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.  Your story of her is moving, I can feel how beautiful she is.

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dalila1
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:41 PM I am so sorry for his loss and your loss and will keep you guys in my prayers.

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mshat...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:24 PM my sympathies... May God grant him the strength. She's an angel now looking down.

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SxdUp...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:34 PM That's awful, hun!  I'm so sorry!

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wnderwmn
Jun. 5, 2008 at 6:28 PM I just wanted to say thank you ladies for your kind words! I talked to my brother today and he sounded tired but somewhat like his self. Tonight will end the week long wake that they have had for her and 9pm our time 9am over there (12 hrs ahead) will be the funral. My dh has to travel over there in about 2 wks on business so I'm gonna try and go with him to see my brother. He did tell me he was gonna stay longer and was calling the air line to change his flight....I just hope that he'll come back! He knows alot of orphans over there thru his mission work. Thanks again!!

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