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Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 3.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

How to reconcile the girl in our photos, our beautiful Donna, with the photos the doctors order, those inside her body? How, as a parent, do you make sense of what you see in front of you and what the doctors tell you is happening?

One Little Girl With Cancer Could Be Any Parent's Child

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I am better for having "met" this little girl and her mother. This story is uniquely theirs, yes, but it is also universal. It is the tale of too many Donnas and too many Sheilas.

Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.01.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

With a few weeks to absorb the diagnosis and Donna returning to her shiny self, we settled into Threat Level Orange and were relieved to be rid of the red.