I ate popsicles on her back porch

Cancer touches many people and in many different ways.  The story below comes from the daughter of a good friend. 

popsiclesMy Mémére is kind, talented, and smart. She never gives up or puts up with anything. This is my Mémére. Right now, my Mémére is in a hospital bed with liver cancer. The nurses at the hospital brought the bed to her house because she cannot move, talk, walk, eat, or drink…she is slowly dying. It is hard for me and my family because she means so much to us. I can remember when it was a hot summer day and my Mémére and I ate popsicles out on her back porch. The last time I went to her house, I said hello to her, but she couldn’t answer me because she couldn’t talk. I was completely heartbroken when I saw her. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I knew and saw that she was truly, dying. No one knows like I do, no one understands how close me and my Mémére are. I love her so much and I don’t want to let her go. No one does. We all have so many memories, good memories and bad memories. We will forget some of the memories, but we will NEVER forget our Mémére. Easter was the last time that she could actually walk around. Even before we knew she had cancer, we knew something was wrong because she only wanted to sleep, eat and throwup. This is how we knew that something was wrong. My family and I all wish that she could stay with us longer, but we know that it is time to let go. We pray that she doesn’t suffer any longer that she has already.

PMC 2011

Please sponsor my 2011 Pan Mass Challenge Ride to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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