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    Posted December 26, 2014 by
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Those we lost in 2014

    The day after Robin Williams

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Deanna Thompson shared the story of her brother Dan McCain, who took his own life on August 2014. "He had the wickedest sense of humor and the tenderest heart. Last year at one of his kids' soccer games, a fight broke out between two women. He was only one of two people who jumped in to stop it. That was Dan. He always tried to do the right thing," she says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    My brother Dan McCain took his life the day after Robin Williams did, the same way. Did he get the idea from him, I will never know but what I do know is that the most amazing father, son, brother and friend is gone and we will always have questions as to why this happened. He was the guy you wanted to have a beer with and all the girls just adored him. People have tender hearts and when they are taken advantage, betrayed or crushed, sometimes there is no going back. Depression takes too many lives in this country and not enough is done about it. This is an epidemic and needs to change.
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