a most poignant few words from a fellow-blogger,
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Just over a year ago, my cousin’s nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Within a week, she began receiving chemotherapy, and after several rounds, had surgery to remove part of her femur where the tumor was located. She spent last year in and out of the hospital undergoing treatment. When she went in for the final scans at the end of her therapy, they found that rather than being cancer-free, the cancer had spread.
My cousin will bury her ten-year-old daughter tomorrow. She is spending her Mother’s Day along side her husband and two young sons at the funeral home, receiving family and friends.
In my state, approximately forty percent of the youth in the foster care system are there because they are gay, lesbian, or transgender, and their parents kicked them out of their home. About fifty percent of these youth “age out” of the system and are never…
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