Dealing with Dying


Dealing with dying is tough, but there is help available.

By Shania LandOn

On the night of February 26, 2017, a house fire in Seneca, SC took the life of my father, Mark Land.


The house fire started by a space heater being too close to his bed. The Oconee County firefighters got to the house around 11 p.m. and fought flames up to 30 feet high.

The coroner, Karl Addis, confirmed that my Dad was put to sleep by smoke inhalation. Anyone would only have 23 seconds to escape before the smoke overtook the lungs, according to the Oconee County firefighters.

My Dad, Mark, leaves behind 4 children and 5 grandchildren. My Dad was the hardest working, die-hard Clemson Tigers fan.

Although many people do not actually understand the hurt that this has caused my family, so many have given encouraging words and comfort. He will definitely be missed by the many lives he has made an impact on, and his traditions will live on through his children and grandchildren.

Lander counseling offers help for those students who are dealing with the death of a loved one.

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