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Old 09-24-2008   #1
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This stuff makes me sad. I posted it because everyone needs some prayers and I couldn't imagine what they are going through. Prayers to his family!!

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The infant son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant died Wednesday morning, coach Jon Gruden said.

Matthew Tryson Bryant apparently died in his sleep, Gruden said. The coach said he did not know any further details. Gruden said the child was about 6 months old.

"We're shocked and very saddened by this," Gruden said.

Gruden said he was unsure if Bryant will play in Sunday's game against Green Bay, and that the situation would be addressed later in the week.

"The entire Buccaneer family is deeply saddened by this tragedy. The Bryants have been an inspiration to our entire community through their commitment to their family and their exhaustive efforts working with children and those in need in the Bay area," Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt and Melissa during this difficult time.''
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Man, that's so sad. I can't even begin to imagine what he's going through, and I really don't want to even try. Many thoughts and prayers with his family during this difficult time.
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My wife and I have been through that. All I'll say about it is that some prayers for their family are very, very definitely in order.
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So sad.... Prayers to him and his family....
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I wonder if it was SIDS, something I always worried about as a parent to a newborn. Sad, my prayers go out to him and his family.
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Anyone who has ever lost a child knows there is NO deeper grief!! My heart aches for him and his family, and I will definitely send up some prayers.
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I wonder if it was SIDS, something I always worried about as a parent to a newborn. Sad, my prayers go out to him and his family.
Very well could have been. It also could have been sleep apnea which can also occur.

Without an apnea monitor there really isn't any way to tell a difference, though.

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Anyone who has ever lost a child knows there is NO deeper grief!!
Amen. It is an emotional pain so intense that it turns physical.


God be with them.....
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Very well could have been. It also could have been sleep apnea which can also occur.

Without an apnea monitor there really isn't any way to tell a difference, though.



Amen. It is an emotional pain so intense that it turns physical.


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I'm sorry that you went through this drewmar. I can imagine the pain that you and your wife went through.
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I'm sorry that you went through this drewmar. I can imagine the pain that you and your wife went through.
True enough, it was the hardest thing we ever went through.

But, it made us closer to each other, closer to God, and we certainly appreciate our two subsequent blessings that much more (Ben, 5, and Grace, 8 weeks on Friday).

I'm sure the Bryants will make it but those prayers surely do need to go up.
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True enough, it was the hardest thing we ever went through.

But, it made us closer to each other, closer to God, and we certainly appreciate our two subsequent blessings that much more (Ben, 5, and Grace, 8 weeks on Friday).

I'm sure the Bryants will make it but those prayers surely do need to go up.
Drew, I couldn't imagine with my daughter. I'm sorry to hear you had to go through this. May blessings be with you from here on out and I'll send some extra prayers up for ya!
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Matt Bryant is from Bridge City, Texas which almost got blown off the map by Ike. I wonder if his family was still living there?
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Ends up the child was 3 months, not 6 as reported. They also issued a statement that makes me want to cry for them

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3607238

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The 3-month-old son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant died Wednesday morning, coach Jon Gruden said.

"Melissa and I are overcome with the amount of support we have received from the community during this difficult time," it read. "We would like to thank our Buccaneers family and the [owner] Glazers for their support and outpouring of love. "Tryson enriched our lives for the short time that he was with us and we will never forget his smile. We know Tryson's death has deeply touched the community and we appreciate the love and prayers from our Buccaneers fans."
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I'm not a father. I don't have any friends that have lost children. But I can't imagine, just can't imagine what kind of Hell that must be. I just hope their friends, family, and even the city of Tampa can help them get through this. My thoughts go to them.
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I'm not a father. I don't have any friends that have lost children. But I can't imagine, just can't imagine what kind of Hell that must be. I just hope their friends, family, and even the city of Tampa can help them get through this. My thoughts go to them.
Before I had kids, I would think, "That's horrible." Now that I have kids, it's almost unbearable to even think about something like this. I'd need lots of therapy if I were to outlast one of my kids. It was heart wrenching to see his press conference after the game.
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How very sad. Commendable of him to play yesterday.
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thought and prayers to the Bryant family. life is very fragile and stories like this only reinforce that fact.
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Before I had kids, I would think, "That's horrible." Now that I have kids, it's almost unbearable to even think about something like this. I'd need lots of therapy if I were to outlast one of my kids. It was heart wrenching to see his press conference after the game.
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Before I had kids, I would think, "That's horrible." Now that I have kids, it's almost unbearable to even think about something like this. I'd need lots of therapy if I were to outlast one of my kids. It was heart wrenching to see his press conference after the game.
I can tell you it's a pain that never goes away. My son would be 37 on Nov 5th if he had lived. Rarely a day goes by that I don't think about what kind of man he would be now. TONS of therapy kept me from being suicidal, but, it was my faith in GOD that pulled me through each and every day. Yes, there were times when I doubted that God existed. I couldn't understand the WHYS of such grief, and every emotion known to man is multiplied by about 10 thousand. When I hear stories like this one, my heart just aches so bad for them, because I know the pain will last a lifetime. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers for a very long time!!
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