'Lonely inside' by Richard Edwards

This is about my foster brother John. He had a stroke at 8 and 12, then a massive one in 1997 when he was 23 when he died. I loved him dearly and I miss him like crazy now.

I had legal custody of him which was a hard battle; the social worker said I couldn’t do it, but I did. I just about coped, and I stood by him right until the end when he died in my arms.

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