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well I had to stop it at 'I can't describe how it is as a mother seeing your child laying in a casket'.......

 

going to share something, not looking for any responses so please just don't, ok?

 

I buried my second daughter as an infant, she passed right after being born. perfect little baby girl, she just stopped breathing. Something about the placenta was separated, and no idea how long it had been that way. She probably wasn't getting everything she needed oxygen and nutrients, because the bloodflow wasn't 100%.  She was never going to make it, I count it a blessing she went peacefully and it wasn't a delayed and extended thing.

She'd be 34.....older than a lot of posters here,  HA...yeah, I'm an old fart  

 

So in keeping with the thread, Money Matt, carrying a load not everyone can fully understand. You have my deepest sympathies. He'll carry this for the rest of his life, guaranteed

 

so yeah Yo-Lover, that's not the way this thing was set up. We're supposed to bury our parents, but not kids too....

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22 minutes ago, papachaz said:

well I had to stop it at 'I can't describe how it is as a mother seeing your child laying in a casket'.......

 

going to share something, not looking for any responses so please just don't, ok?

 

I buried my second daughter as an infant, she passed right after being born. perfect little baby girl, she just stopped breathing. Something about the placenta was separated, and no idea how long it had been that way. She probably wasn't getting everything she needed oxygen and nutrients, because the bloodflow wasn't 100%.  She was never going to make it, I count it a blessing she went peacefully and it wasn't a delayed and extended thing.

She'd be 34.....older than a lot of posters here,  HA...yeah, I'm an old fart  

 

So in keeping with the thread, Money Matt, carrying a load not everyone can fully understand. You have my deepest sympathies. He'll carry this for the rest of his life, guaranteed

 

so yeah Yo-Lover, that's not the way this thing was set up. We're supposed to bury our parents, but not kids too....

Puts a game played on Sunday’s into proper perspective.  

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4 hours ago, UnrealfalcoN said:

I remember when this happened. He was on the bucs and he was a solid kicker. After this, he started ripping up the league. That experience really turned him into a cold mf. 

I might be wrong, but didn't the tragedy happen and he (understandably) struggled with kicking, so the Bucs cut him? The following year he came here and has been nerves of steel ever since.

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13 minutes ago, BlazerSlayer said:

I might be wrong, but didn't the tragedy happen and he (understandably) struggled with kicking, so the Bucs cut him? The following year he came here and has been nerves of steel ever since.

Kinda true, but he wasn't too bad. He had only 3 chances to kick farther from 50 yards and missed all 3 that year. Wasn't too bad below that. But the very next year following his son's death, he was with us tearing through the league. 

TAMPA, Fla. -- Matt Bryant choked back tears.

A day after burying his 3-month-old son in Texas, the Tampa Bay kicker booted three field goals to help the Buccaneers beat the Green Bay Packers 30-21 on Sunday.

"I don't know what I needed today," Bryant said. "It worked out OK. Could've been better, but given the circumstances it turned out OK."

 

Bryant's youngest son, Matthew Tryson, was found dead at home in Tampa on Wednesday. It will be several weeks before the kicker and his wife learn the cause of death.

Bryant didn't practice all week, and coach Jon Gruden left it up to him to decide if he would play.

"The biggest thing for me, I wanted to honor Tryson's name," Bryant said. "I mean, I don't think it was very fair for his life to end so short. This is the best way I believe I could get out and honor him. I miss him and wish he was here, but he was here with me. He helped out."

Bryant kicked field goals of 23 and 36 yards in the second quarter. His 24-yarder, with 2:26 to go, finished a six-minute drive and put the Bucs ahead for good, 23-21.

"Today was his day. It was all about Tryson for me. I talked with him, personally, in my head throughout the game. I just wanted to remind him that he's my baby boy and that he's with me all the time."

The Bucs awarded a game ball to Bryant, who has rebounded from a subpar preseason to play an important role in two of Tampa Bay's three victories. He kicked a winning field goal in overtime last week at Chicago.

"If you really knew Matt, this really puts a human touch on everything that is going on in the football world," Gruden said. "This was an unexpected situation. This family is in total shock, and he flew back after a funeral to make the game-winning kick."

Punter Josh Bidwell is Bryant's best friend on the team.

"He's proving right now, more than ever, that he's one of the best in the business. Regardless of his preseason and the struggles that he went through, this is who he is -- he's a gamer," Bidwell said.

"And he came out here and did his job for us, and I think it was therapeutic because he knew we were going to play hard for him. That was the message given to him, even when we were down, that we were going to get this done for you."

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All of you who can’t imagine the pain - good. I hope you never have to. It’s one of the worst pains you would ever possibly feel. That’s how I respond to anyone who tells my family that exact phrase  

We found my younger brother dead on Thanksgiving morning 3 years ago. I did CPR on him in front of my mom and step dad. Easily the most traumatic thing I’ve ever had to do. No one has been the same ever since. 

Kudos Bryant. You’re a warrior. That kind of pain is not an easy thing to bounce back from and carry with you. 

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6 minutes ago, Trick Montalban said:

All of you who can’t imagine the pain - good. I hope you never have to. It’s one of the worst pains you would ever possibly feel. That’s how I respond to anyone who tells my family that exact phrase  

We found my younger brother dead on Thanksgiving morning 3 years ago. I did CPR on him in front of my mom and step dad. Easily the most traumatic thing I’ve ever had to do. No one has been the same ever since. 

Kudos Bryant. You’re a warrior. That kind of pain is not an easy thing to bounce back from and carry with you. 

Sorry man

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5 hours ago, Trick Montalban said:

All of you who can’t imagine the pain - good. I hope you never have to. It’s one of the worst pains you would ever possibly feel. That’s how I respond to anyone who tells my family that exact phrase  

We found my younger brother dead on Thanksgiving morning 3 years ago. I did CPR on him in front of my mom and step dad. Easily the most traumatic thing I’ve ever had to do. No one has been the same ever since. 

Kudos Bryant. You’re a warrior. That kind of pain is not an easy thing to bounce back from and carry with you. 

You're a warrior too Trick.  Blessings on you my brother.  

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I didn't even click on the video and I started tearing up because I remember the story. Like a lot of you, I have kids and couldn't imagine for an instant losing any of them while I'm still alive. I couldn't think of the everyday pain that comes with such a tragic loss and it's one experience I hope and pray to never live through in my lifetime...

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5 hours ago, Trick Montalban said:

All of you who can’t imagine the pain - good. I hope you never have to. It’s one of the worst pains you would ever possibly feel. That’s how I respond to anyone who tells my family that exact phrase  

We found my younger brother dead on Thanksgiving morning 3 years ago. I did CPR on him in front of my mom and step dad. Easily the most traumatic thing I’ve ever had to do. No one has been the same ever since. 

Kudos Bryant. You’re a warrior. That kind of pain is not an easy thing to bounce back from and carry with you. 

Dang man.  Sorry.

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