Year End 2012

We ended up spending Thanksgiving in the hospital that year too. Carter and Daddy always came on the weekends but for Thanksgiving we had other family come too. They had a big dinner down the hall for all the families that couldn't go home for Thanskgiving. Everyone ate Turkey and Mashed Potatoes on paper plates. …

Fall 2012

I found out my rocks had a name. They're called cancer which is a special kind of sickness. You could only get better from cancer by doing medicines called treatments, like the chemo I get all the time. Everyone would get nervous when they talked about the treatments. It sounded like no one really knew …

The Valley

Finally it feels like Fall. My favorite part has been the evenings, as the sun goes down, the sky grows a tiny bit pink and the cool air comes. It is then that I notice the changing of the leaves, notice the many that have made their way to the ground from their homes in …

Empty Chairs

There are some places that embody an almost tangible sadness. Places where the atmosphere is saturated in heaviness. Where it feels like every day is a rainy day with no sign of the clouds clearing. One of these places is a Pediatric Oncology Unit. From the inpatient floor to the clinic for labs and chemo, …