"Don't Give Up," Said Mom
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Christina Black's mother has cancer and her father, well, he's vanished.
What will she do without her mother, where will she go when she dies and how will she cope?
A tale for those who are suffering or have suffered loss. More
A Note from the Author:
When I was 12, a friend invited me to her house. The home was dark and the floor had piles of books and laundry scattered about like land minds. I thought, “what in the world?!”
“Want to meet my mom?” she asked.
There, in the dark room, a woman lay in a hospital bed. She had a bed pan next to her and several pills lined a TV tray. I never forgot the emptiness I felt or the empathy gained for my friend.
This is the story I penned that very night when I came home [and continued writing for the following two years]. I’ve left the emotions and rawness intentionally. I want it forever remembered in honor of my friend and her mother…