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Cory Monteith could've been my son.

by marymc on October 11, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Yes, I watched the farewell show tonight and yes, I cried like an idiot. I know how close I came to losing my boy. That haunts me daily. He got good grades. He did well at his job. To look at him, he was a tall, handsome, talented kid who had everything going for him. But there was a dark side that took hold. During the show, there was a scene with Finn's mom, and she said, "You lose your child and how do you remember how to breath? You're still a parent even though your child is gone." That was it. I lost it. That could have been me.


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