me as I looked into her eyes, the same eyes that I had looked
into time and time again. I was afraid for her. I knew it would
only be a matter of time before her eyes would close and not open
ever again. The beeping of the machine seemed louder than
As to this
day, I don't know why she was here, in her own room, far from
those who could help her best. It was what she had wanted, to die
in the comfort of her own home, with her family and closes
friends surrounding her.
was worried about her, she cried every night when she thought no
one noticed. I noticed it though, even if I couldn't see her
actually crying I knew she was, only because I was doing much of
She and I
shared a room once, before she got so sick. Before cancer had
gotten it's claws into her. My beloved sister. I knew that after
it happened, after she died, I would never stay in this house
again. I would never enter that room in which she now slept. Our
room. I already had made plans; all that was left to do was
the hardest part, besides watching her suffer. This is why I
believe so strongly in the Relay for Life.
The Relay for
Life helps with research for better treatments and helps with the
research to stop cancer permanently.
died from Leukemia in 2006 and watching her die at home was
painful. I can never go home without thinking of her and
remembering the day she died.
The Relay for
Life is one of the best causes because some day, I know that some
scientist' will find a cure for not just Leukemia, but for all
cancers. Its helps me to know that someday, families won't have
to watch a loved one die.
money raised by the Relay for Life, we can make a difference and
make cancer a word to laugh off. I believe that by doing the
Relay for Life, we are truly honoring all the victims' of this
horrible disease and making a difference.
In loving memory of my dearest