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Not sure if I should get involved or MMOB - long story

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cicero:

--- Quote from: TootsNYC on April 04, 2013, 01:20:35 PM ---
--- Quote from: LadyJaneinMD on April 04, 2013, 10:53:38 AM ---I'm kind of on the other side of this.  Years ago, our youngest brother dropped off the face of the earth.  Emails went unanswered.  Snail mail to his address went unanswered.  We heard and saw nothing from this guy until the day that a detective tracked us down to inform us that he was found dead in his room.  He was 39 years old and apparently died from massive self-neglect.   He lived less than 30 miles from me.

Apparently he was depressed.  I will spend the rest of my life wishing that I'd tried harder to reach out to him.  He had nothing in his room to lead them to his family, and none of his friends at work or anywhere else knew he had family.  That's how depressed he was - we didn't exist anymore. 

I say, track them down and find out what's going on.

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I think one big difference here is that this was your brother.

Not your uncle.

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Another difference is that OP KNOWS that they are alive.

I am sorry for your pain, LadyJaneinMD, that must be something extremely painful and difficult to live with.

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