Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I meant to write during my vacation, but life happened instead.

On Wednesday, May 26th, my 18-year-old cousin, Tatiana, passed away. She had spent the last 18 months dealing with leukemia and the caustic medication used to beat it into submission, and had managed to complete her high-school graduation requirements and be accepted to Cornell University, among others.

Her parents made every sacrifice to be by her side through all of this, providing emotional and moral support, giving her every minute they had. To suddenly have the center of your existence disappear must be agony.

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