I just washed my daughter’s phone. She died in 2018.

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Original posts by u/flowabout on r/offmychest on Reddit

30 May 2020: I just washed my daughter’s phone. She died in 2018.

I am so fucking upset and so MAD at myself. My husbands phone was all messed up so he has been using our late daughter’s phone. I havent been able to bring myself to cancel her number so when his died, he started using hers. Hes been so careful with it. Today I did laundry and I swear i checked the pockets but when my husband put them in the dryer, he found her phone.

All her pictures. All her texts. She was 8 and died of cancer, we got the phone for her when she was diagnosed. She only lived 6 months after diagnosis.

I didnt back anything up. I dont know why. I wasnt ready, I guess. I am so mad at myself and there is nothing I can do. I am so sad

30 May 2020: UPDATE

About a month ago, I posted about putting my late daughter’s phone through the wash. She passed away in 2018 after diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. She was only 8 years old.

I was absolutely devastated at the time, and you all were so kind, and really helped me calm down that night. After taking the advice from people here, I put it in rice and didn’t touch it for over a month. I am so happy to report that I tried it for the first time today, and the phone works perfectly! All pictures and data are there. I am backing it all up today! I am so happy to have a little piece of her back.

I hope this brought someone a smile today, I know it makes me smile thinking about all the people out there finding a bit of joy in memory of my sweet angel daughter.

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January 31, 2024