Bruce and Lynn drove to their youngest daughter Emily's school to tell her that her brother had died by suicide. They next drove to London to pick up their other daughter, Aimee from university. Their cries filled the car along the highway. Lynn climbed in the backseat to hold Emily in her arms. At first, Aimee did not believe the news but slowly came to understand.
Abigail Cukier is a wife, mom and dog lover who also loves disappointing sports teams and good television. She is a writer, editor and communications consultant (www.abigailcukier.com) who also blogs at The Amazing Adventures of Wonder(ing) Woman (theamazingadventures.com).
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