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Thorns goalie Bella Bixby: Father died before NWSL semifinal

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Editor’s word: For those who or somebody is having ideas of suicide or is in emotional misery, contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Thorns goalie Bella Bixby mentioned Sunday her father died by suicide within the week before Portland’s NWSL semifinal match in opposition to Chicago. 

Bixby and the Thorns misplaced 2-0 to the Pink Stars on Sunday. She introduced the information of her father’s loss of life hours after.

“I don’t really feel like I owe anybody a proof, however I do really feel like I’m able to say it,” Bixby wrote. “My father died this week by suicide. And I’ve stunned myself how robust I’ve been, however I couldn’t maintain it in anymore.”

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