I get a call from my good friend and coworker, BJ Probert. He is frantic and stuttering the words he can barely get to come out of his mouth. He is trying to tell me he won't be at work. He is telling me he dont know when he will be back to work. He is telling me it's his sister and he don't know when he will be back to work. He is telling me his sister is dead. He is telling me his sister is dead and he don't know when he will be back to work.
I'm instantly crushed. I don't know his sister very well, but hearing my friend BJ in the distress that he was in hurt me like no pain I've felt before. I just want make it better, make it go away. BJ is that bigger than life guy who cares about everybody and makes people laugh until it hurts. Now he has to keep his mother together and figure out how to tell his seven year old son that his aunt is dead. I just wish I could make it go away.
BJ's mother found his sister McCall Probert passed away with BJ coming in later. I cannot imagine the shock and heartbreak that a mother would feel finding her baby dead. But the anguish bled through BJ's voice as he told me what had happened. I just wish I could make it go away.
But I can't make it go away. I can only be there for my friend in any way he needs me. Which brings me to GoFundMe. BJ doesn't need the stress of the cost of burying his sister. He needs to be there for his family, he needs to mourn himself. Please help me just take this part of dealing with his loss away.
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