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Jane Eyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 07:06 AM
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21. My Republican brother died at age 42
We never agreed on politics, but I loved him no less for it. He died unexpectedly in 2006 of an undiagnosed heart condition. He had no health insurance at the time and left three children, all under the age of 18.

Death knows no politics, and neither does love or human decency. There is no better time to demonstrate our love for our fellow humans than upon the passing of another, especially if we disagreed upon much in this life. My sincere condolences to Tony Snow's family.

Having said that, the untimely death of my brother stirred me to work even harder to work for universal health care for all. I will also thank those who worked so hard to keep Social Security from being privatized since my niece and nephews were benficiaries of the system. I believe that a fitting legacy in Tony Snow's memory is to continue the fight for universal health care and a cure for cancer so that other families will not be saddened by such an untimely death.
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