It is so unfair…..

It is so unfair……another child has passed away to childhood cancer. But the thing is, it’s happening every day.  Of every year.  Seven children die every day to cancer.  SEVEN!!  Today? It was our friend Austin Barnett.

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And our hearts are broken.  And hurt.  What’s different for me this time?  This child loss?    I know.

I know the unfathomable pain that this mother is feeling.  And it almost makes me unable to breathe.

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Maybe it is the flashback? No.  I have those every morning.  When I wake and recognize that my nightmare is actually during the day.  Every single day.

And now?? Another mother.  Another family must feel this……

My biggest worry for the recently bereaved?? Is that people will stop.  Stop calling.  Stop reaching out.  Stop doing SOMETHING.  Please, don’t be that someone.  Please don’t be afraid to acknowledge your own fears.  Your own grief.  Your own pain.  The amount of support……days and weeks following a loss is almost overwhelming.  Please don’t forget months down the road.  Hell…..years down the road.

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In three days it will be September.  September IS childhood cancer awareness month.  Please DO something.  For the seven children that die everyday.

RIP Sweet Austin……

Miss you baby girl.

 

“Life is short. And life is long. But not in that order.” Unless.  Unless your a child battling cancer.