Ellie — A reblog

How did you learn to write so exquisitely?

fighting for mei

*****Trigger/Content Warning*****

Child abuse, child’s death from cancer, mention of suicide and self-harm

Note: FOO=Family Of Origin

First, you’re probably wondering—who is/was Ellie? Ellie* was the daughter of FOO friends, a ten-year-old who died of cancer. Childhood cancer, one of the most attention-drawing topics in our society because of its ability to provoke emotion from even the most stoic among us. If I wrote about Ellie’s legacy, about how hundreds of people wore pink princess T-shirts and changed their Facebook profile pictures in honor of her, or how butterflies were released at her funeral, or how her family put her mounds of stuffed animals up for “adoption” that day, or how dozens of loved ones visited her at her house in the days leading up to her death and read her storybooks and sang her songs while she lay unresponsive—if I wrote about any of that, I would get a…

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About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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