Losing a Child

With the advent of modern medicine, loss of a child has taken on a meaning far different from the uncertainty that plagued parents in eons past: would their child survive? The assumption that our children, once born, will live may not be as secure as we would like.

Personal account: Childhood Leukemia The writer of this poignant contribution describes the diagnosis of leukemia, treatment, and course of her 4-year-old daughter’s life—and of the life of her family—ending in her daughter’s death.

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