Two decades after his passing, Anne remembers her son, Gary, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 1989. She misses him, but she knows her son wouldn’t want her to be angry or sad. Instead, she tries to live joyfully, just like he did. “I believe that we need to enjoy each day to the fullest and not muddle in the things we don’t like about life,” she said. “I choose to enjoy life.”
Gary was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 21 months old. He had a tumor in his belly and behind his right eye.
When Anne looks at her twin grandkids, they remind her of Gary. They remind her to keep going. They bring her so much joy, just like he did.
They’re just a little older than Gary was when he went into the hospital for the final time.
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