LEO ADAMS

LEO ADAMS

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On this episode of the Stolen Goodbyes podcast, Karen talks with Brielle Adams, the adoptive daughter of Leo Adams, who passed away due to Covid-19 in late March at the age of 85. Brielle, in the United States, talks about her fond memories of her father as well as the pain she went through in learning of death of her ‘rock’.

0:00 – Intro
0:47 – Brielle begins to describe what her father was like as a person and as a father
1:57 – Brielle recalls a time where her father had promised to buy her a tablet but didn’t have the money
2:59 – Brielle talks about how he was originally her foster father, but she was eventually adopted after he fell in love with her, his ‘Piggy Boo’
4:58 – Brielle explains how her father was 65 when he took her in, aged two
5:30 – His most lovable quality was his selflessness
7:22 – Karen asks what Brielle misses most about her father
8:02 – Her father loved to go to Dunkin Donuts as she recalls his order
10:07 – The last time Brielle saw her father was in October 2018 when he turned up by surprise at her graduation
11:18 – Brielle recalls when she first realised he was ill
13:18 – Brielle talks about how her mother told her that her father died the day before
14:26 – Brielle describes the support she had and how great it was, particularly form her therapist
15:33 – When her father died, Brielle was relieved as he was suffering from dementia, but was saddened by how much she missed him
16:31 – Brielle recalls her last conversation with her dad
17:37 – Brielle regrets not going home and recalls how they were able to communicate without speaking.
18:47 – When Brielle realised she couldn’t say goodbye, she wondered about the world we live in
23:34 – Her father would always tell her “Bri, you got this”
23:54 – If she could go back in time, she would never have left home
24:32 – Brielle is left with a lot of sadness and hurt
25:19 – Karen asks about Brielle’s future
26:29 – Brielle doesn’t like the way her government has handled the pandemic
28:51 – Brielle wishes people understood that this virus is real

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