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Erin White has written a book, “A White Rose of Truth: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss and Justice,” as a tribute to her son, Brandon, who was murdered in 2007 outside an Orange County sports bar where he worked as a bouncer. Brandon, 21, was stabbed to death trying to break up a New Year’s Day brawl. Two men were convicted of first-degree murder. One is serving a life sentence; the other was released this year. - Marsy's Law For All

A grieving mom writes story of her loss

By LARRY WELBORN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Published: Aug. 30, 2011 Updated: Aug. 31, 2011 8:49 a.m

Erin White holds an engraved dog tag with a photo of her son Brandon White. Brandon was killed in 2007 during a fight at a bar in Aliso Viejo where he worked as a bouncer. Erin wrote an e-book called "The White Rose of Truth: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss and Justice." PAUL BERSEBACH, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

“This ‘book’ of our family’s anguish may never be done. The pain of our loss softens at times but does not diminish. Our love for Brandon never wavers. My words are from the heart, the broken heart of a mother who has suffered the worst kind of pain."

Erin White didn’t write “A White Rose of Truth: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss and Justice” to make money, become famous or send a message.

And, she says, writing it was not cathartic; telling the story did not bring closure or help her forget.

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