Posts Tagged ‘wrong’

Look at your child, and tell your child that you can make any one physical wish happen for them (within reason). 

They want to go to Disneyworld? Done.

A ride in a helicopter? Done.

Meet Dora the Explorer? Done.

Watch the excitement fill their eyes.

Now, tell them that they can have that one special wish, that people have made it possible, because they have a terminal illness.

Inform them, in the nicest way possible, that the world has shown its generosity to them because they are expected to Not Grow Up. 

Watch their reactions. Watch them struggle to understand what you are saying. Watch them begin to comprehend that they are different. That something is Wrong.

Do this (In your head), and you will perhaps begin to have a taste of what parents of children with terminal illnesses go through.

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