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Condolences and prayers to Antonio Gates & his family

Posted: 07/24/2014 4:05 PM

Condolences and prayers to Antonio Gates & his family 


Just saw this on Chargers.com and Facebook...Antonio Gate's younger sister passed away last night after a prolonged illness at the age of 22. Thoughts and prayers going out to Antonio and his family during this difficult time.
May she Rest In Peace.
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Posted: 07/24/2014 4:09 PM

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Thoughts and prayers to Gates and his family.  Had to be tough to see a younger sibling pass away.  May she rest in peace.
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Posted: 07/24/2014 4:12 PM

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Just read this myself Backer, this is what was going on during OTA'S, and he is such a class guy, it seems like a lot
Of people I know of lately have been taken by this, so I can feel for him , as my Mom as you all know is still fighting,
It just flat out sucks! God Bless anyone who has to deal with it, it's horrible!
But 22? Un believable!




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Posted: 07/24/2014 7:13 PM

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Thanks for posting this Boltsbacker. I'll be sure to include the Gates family in my prayers.

Even though the scenarios were a bit different and have some different emotions attached to them I'm sure, my extended family, (brother-in-law) lost his brother at just 22 years old when he was murdered and I've witnessed firsthand some of the anguish and heartache of a family losing someone so young.

The thing that will never change is the sense of loss when a loved one has moved on. Bless her soul and may she rest in peace. May God and love be with the Gates family at this time and always in their remembrances of her.

 

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Posted: 07/24/2014 9:03 PM

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My older two sons and their two younger sisters are very very close.   I cant' imagine how painful it is for Gatesy to lose his kid sister.   The entire Charger family supports you and we are all sorry for your loss.
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Posted: 07/25/2014 7:25 AM

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Way too young.  My prayers for Antonio and family.
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Posted: 07/26/2014 6:58 PM

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DrummerboyWolf wrote: Thoughts and prayers to Gates and his family.  Had to be tough to see a younger sibling pass away.  May she rest in peace.


oh man. Really feel for Gates.
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Posted: 07/30/2014 1:01 PM

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I am SO glad that he was able to spend all the time with her over the past year+ that he did.  Given my situation right now with my dad, I know how incredibly frustrating it would have been for him had he not been able to do so.  I wouldn't wish on him, or anyone, the way it feels to not be able to be there at least most of the time.  Especially now, after having seen what I've seen.  You see, it's not really what it does for me that matters, but what it does for my dad to have me there.  And if it happens to be his last moments in this life, that effect becomes priceless.  That moment this past Tuesday morning when we had to leave again to head back home was excruciating.

So I am thrilled for Antonio that he was able to spend all the time with his sister that he did.  I know what that meant, most of all to her.  And it also makes you feel even better about the people running the team you support that Antonio doing that wasn't an issue at all.

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Posted: 07/30/2014 7:21 PM

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88...thoughts, prayers and well wishes to your and your family as well buddy.

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I am SO glad that he was able to spend all the time with her over the past year+ that he did.  Given my situation right now with my dad, I know how incredibly frustrating it would have been for him had he not been able to do so.  I wouldn't wish on him, or anyone, the way it feels to not be able to be there at least most of the time.  Especially now, after having seen what I've seen.  You see, it's not really what it does for me that matters, but what it does for my dad to have me there.  And if it happens to be his last moments in this life, that effect becomes priceless.  That moment this past Tuesday morning when we had to leave again to head back home was excruciating.

So I am thrilled for Antonio that he was able to spend all the time with his sister that he did.  I know what that meant, most of all to her.  And it also makes you feel even better about the people running the team you support that Antonio doing that wasn't an issue at all.

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Posted: 07/30/2014 8:16 PM

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I echo Boltsbacker's sentiments 88.  I know the value of that time spent with a loved one when they are fighting to stay with us.  I lost my dad 9 years ago on August 17th and the time I spent with him at NYU hospital in New York City a couple of weeks prior to his passing was rough as he was often so medicated that he was not very lucid.  Even so, there were moments when he was still with it and those stay with me to this day... especially the moment when he was trying to hook up his single son with the pretty nurse who was attending him (still brings a smile to my face).  Treasure those moments, the ones that bring a smile or a laugh especially.  Hopefully Antonio and his family were able to share a few of those with his sister before her passing.
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88...thoughts, prayers and well wishes to your and your family as well buddy.

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I am SO glad that he was able to spend all the time with her over the past year+ that he did.  Given my situation right now with my dad, I know how incredibly frustrating it would have been for him had he not been able to do so.  I wouldn't wish on him, or anyone, the way it feels to not be able to be there at least most of the time.  Especially now, after having seen what I've seen.  You see, it's not really what it does for me that matters, but what it does for my dad to have me there.  And if it happens to be his last moments in this life, that effect becomes priceless.  That moment this past Tuesday morning when we had to leave again to head back home was excruciating.

So I am thrilled for Antonio that he was able to spend all the time with his sister that he did.  I know what that meant, most of all to her.  And it also makes you feel even better about the people running the team you support that Antonio doing that wasn't an issue at all.

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Posted: 07/30/2014 8:30 PM

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I can sympathize with you ny. So sorry for your loss. I lost my mom 10 years ago. What hurts the most was that she was taken from my dad and I so quickly. We checked her into the hospital on a Tuesday afternoon and she passed that Friday morning. Cherish the memories of your dad and the time you got to spend with him as I'm sure Gates and his family are cherishing the memories of his sister.


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I echo Boltsbacker's sentiments 88.  I know the value of that time spent with a loved one when they are fighting to stay with us.  I lost my dad 9 years ago on August 17th and the time I spent with him at NYU hospital in New York City a couple of weeks prior to his passing was rough as he was often so medicated that he was not very lucid.  Even so, there were moments when he was still with it and those stay with me to this day... especially the moment when he was trying to hook up his single son with the pretty nurse who was attending him (still brings a smile to my face).  Treasure those moments, the ones that bring a smile or a laugh especially.  Hopefully Antonio and his family were able to share a few of those with his sister before her passing.
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88...thoughts, prayers and well wishes to your and your family as well buddy.

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I am SO glad that he was able to spend all the time with her over the past year+ that he did.  Given my situation right now with my dad, I know how incredibly frustrating it would have been for him had he not been able to do so.  I wouldn't wish on him, or anyone, the way it feels to not be able to be there at least most of the time.  Especially now, after having seen what I've seen.  You see, it's not really what it does for me that matters, but what it does for my dad to have me there.  And if it happens to be his last moments in this life, that effect becomes priceless.  That moment this past Tuesday morning when we had to leave again to head back home was excruciating.

So I am thrilled for Antonio that he was able to spend all the time with his sister that he did.  I know what that meant, most of all to her.  And it also makes you feel even better about the people running the team you support that Antonio doing that wasn't an issue at all.

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Posted: 07/30/2014 8:43 PM

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Thanks Boltsbacker, the loss of a loved one is a pain we all share if we grow old enough ourselves eventually.  The memories though don't have to be about the pain or the loss, they can be about the happiness and the love and the lessons we have learned from our parents and siblings often make up the best parts of the people we are today.  Those are the things we keep with us and hopefully pass on to those who love us once we depart.
Boltsbacker wrote: I can sympathize with you ny. So sorry for your loss. I lost my mom 10 years ago. What hurts the most was that she was taken from my dad and I so quickly. We checked her into the hospital on a Tuesday afternoon and she passed that Friday morning. Cherish the memories of your dad and the time you got to spend with him as I'm sure Gates and his family are cherishing the memories of his sister.


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I echo Boltsbacker's sentiments 88.  I know the value of that time spent with a loved one when they are fighting to stay with us.  I lost my dad 9 years ago on August 17th and the time I spent with him at NYU hospital in New York City a couple of weeks prior to his passing was rough as he was often so medicated that he was not very lucid.  Even so, there were moments when he was still with it and those stay with me to this day... especially the moment when he was trying to hook up his single son with the pretty nurse who was attending him (still brings a smile to my face).  Treasure those moments, the ones that bring a smile or a laugh especially.  Hopefully Antonio and his family were able to share a few of those with his sister before her passing.
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88...thoughts, prayers and well wishes to your and your family as well buddy.

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I am SO glad that he was able to spend all the time with her over the past year+ that he did.  Given my situation right now with my dad, I know how incredibly frustrating it would have been for him had he not been able to do so.  I wouldn't wish on him, or anyone, the way it feels to not be able to be there at least most of the time.  Especially now, after having seen what I've seen.  You see, it's not really what it does for me that matters, but what it does for my dad to have me there.  And if it happens to be his last moments in this life, that effect becomes priceless.  That moment this past Tuesday morning when we had to leave again to head back home was excruciating.

So I am thrilled for Antonio that he was able to spend all the time with his sister that he did.  I know what that meant, most of all to her.  And it also makes you feel even better about the people running the team you support that Antonio doing that wasn't an issue at all.

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