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Papillary Meningioma

The Words I Don't Like Hearing After My Daughter's Death

Sheila Quirke | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

The words we use to talk about cancer, in children and adults, influence how we think about cancer and those unlucky enough to be touched by it. Survivors are called "victorious" and "winners." Those who have not survived their cancer are called "angels" and "in a better place.

Donna's Cancer Story: Spring

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

being with Donna was like being with a Zen guru. She was completely open to and aware of the beauty around us in everyday life. "We are out in the beautiful world!" "Look at the sun! Look at the clouds! Look at the trees!"

Donna's Cancer Story: Diagnosis

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.01.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

"There is a mass in your daughter's head." There is a mass in your daughter's head. It bears repeating because with those words our lives changed: Just. Like. That.