One day late, but...RIP Beau Biden (*not* a political thread)

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  1. Allen in San Jose

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    Regardless of how you feel about politics or the Vice President, no parent should outlive their children. And this isn't the first time that the Biden family has suffered horrific loss. I can't even imagine. :(

    Brain cancer kills 15,000 adults in the US each year, FWIW. I understand it is extremely painful for those who suffer from it. Doesn't seem fair....
     
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    Terrible tragedy in a family that has had plenty.
     
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    Sad news indeed. Condolences to the family.
     
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    Parents absolutely shouldn't survive their kids, agreed.

    Tragic loss for the Biden family.
     
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    Just awful, condolences.

    I lost a friend who went from diagnosis to gone in 6 months.
     
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    Condolences to the Biden Family
    RIP Beau.
     
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    Terrible.

    And props to all for keeping this thread apolitical.
     
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    Based only on what's been released of the timeline, I'd suspect this was Glioblastoma Multiforme, or "the terminator" as it's known. Same tumor that killed my dad in 7 weeks. It is relentless.

    Prayers to Beau and the Biden family. Ironically, May is brain cancer awareness month. :(
     
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    Way too young--but unfortunately that is not uncommon with Brain Cancer.
     
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    Yeah I felt horrible for VP Biden when I heard the news. Just so sad.
     
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    Lost first wife and daughter in car crash. Now his son. And he still has the gumption to be at the top of his game.

    Good energy his way this week!
     
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    One of my former students died two weeks ago at 23 from brain cancer that he developed during his senior year in HS. Just terrible. So sad for the Bidens, they seem like a great family.
     
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    RIP. Way too young.
     
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    RIP
    I look up to Joe as I'm a single father raising a boy
     

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