To Our Sweet, Dear Roo,
You close your eyes when the doctors walk into your hospital room, and we wish we could do the same. Our hearts are empty without you at home. We invite your older sister into our bed at night to hold her close to comfort ourselves and remind her, despite her feelings otherwise, that she is still part of the family in spite of the time we devote to your care. We would do anything to take away your pain, to suffer your illness in your place, to give our life for yours.
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Sharaf RN, Diamond LC. A Letter to Our Daughter. JAMA. 2018;320(17):1755–1756. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14956
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