My cousin Stefan. My mother's nephew. Age 45.
Married with two young children. Didn't smoke or drink.
Came home from work yesterday, said he felt dizzy, then collapsed dead.
My mom is flying to Germany Wednesday for the funeral.
Stefan is my uncle Hansi's only child.
When I talked to my sister about it, I expressed more concern over Hansi losing his only child. My sister expressed more concern about Stefan's widow, facing life with no husband and two young children.
I knew something was wrong when I saw "Mom mobile" on my phone's caller ID, calling me at 10am on a Monday.
I never get used to hearing my mom cry.