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The Sibling Connection

Your Stories

      The next best thing to meeting other bereaved siblings in person is reading their stories.

  • Losing My Superhero

    The first story here is Losing My Superhero    A college student writes a moving description of the death of her youngest brother.


  • My Brother Stanley

    This story is My Brother Stanley    A sister's moving description of her brother's life and death with Graves disease.


  • Death Caused by the War in Iraq

    In this story, Accident in Iraq.    Christine writes about the tragic loss ofher brother in Iraq and his heartbreaking return to the United States.

  • Death Caused by Suicide

    This is a reflection on loss after ten years.In this piece, Suicide by Gunshot, Jessica writes about the sudden death of her brother, Chris, and how it has impacted her life. This article includes insights and memories about the incident and how she has learned to live with it.

  • Death Caused by Drowning

    "I will always remember My Brother Joel as the most kind-hearted person that I ever knew," says his sister, Jessica. He died while trying to save the life of a friend.

  • Death Caused by the "Choking Game"

    This story is a warning about a dangerous game.Logan  Kim writes about the death of her 16 year old brother.

  • Death from an Eating Disorder

    The first story here is "Sisters"  Conny writes about the death of her young sister, who died from complications of dealing with an eating disorder. It is her hope that other young women will be noticed and given the help they need before their disease reaches this degree of severity.

  • Death from Suicide

    This is a sister's story of her brother's life and time on earth. To her, he was far more than simply a "Statistic." Read "Another Statistic -- My Brother Keith"
  • When asked how she survived the death of her brother by suicide, Connie, the next author, replied "You survive because you have no choice. You have to go on, even if you wish you didn't have to. There is no other option." Read "Terry's Story"
  • Loss of a Sibling in Childhood

    A poetic memory of the time surrounding her sister's death. The Summer Before/The Seahorse Sari tells the story of what happened to her family in a way that evokes one's own memories and thought patterns surrounding loss. A beautifully written piece.

  • In this article,The story of My Baby Sister, Joanne, David tells the story of the death of an infant sister, and how difficult it is for young children to comprehend what is happening after a loss. He writes, "I can remember the saddest day in my life like it was yesterday." His clear memories validate the significance of the loss for him and others bereaved as young children.

  • Sudden Death from Illness

    This story is "A Letter from Kristy "  Death sometimes comes from
    unanticipated natural causes, and is just as shocking to survivors as a fatal accident. Kristy writes about the death of her brother, and the profound connection between siblings.
  • Death after a Chronic Illness

    This story is "An Angel's Story", and it answers the question that often troubles bereaved siblings "How many brothers or sisters do you have?" This is the story of an older sister who has lost a younger sister, her only sibling. Oftentimes, sibling death follows years of chronic illness, creating a unique situation in which there are years of emotions to cope with. Thanks to Crystal for sharing her feelings from the heart.
  • Death from a Car Accident

    "My Sister Didn't Forget to Say Good-bye"  Lisa writes about the farewell between sisters.

    "Courtney's Story"  Courtney writes forcibly about the sudden and shocking death of her 16 year old sister, the dangers of drunken driving, and knowing the individual who caused the accident.


    This is Eva's Story: Death and Birth Eva's teenage brother, Anthony, died less than an hour before she gave birth to her son. She writes vividly about the sense of shock and confusion that surround accidental death.
  • This is Jeff's story, whose sister, Kathy, died in an automobile accident. Jeff talks about the shock of sudden death, and the difficulty in resolving the trauma.
  • Death caused by Murder

    This is Chelsea's Story, who also lost an older brother, her only sibling, to murder. She describes the feelings of shock and disbelief, an incident of knowing what was going to happen, and the feelings we share of wanting to "take care" of parents.



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