I have a very heartbreaking story to tell. My youngest daughter who is 12 years old has a best friend of 6 years. Her name is Zoe.
Zoe has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (yes a 12-year-old girl with ovarian cancer).. she underwent surgery last February 2016. Unfortunately, her situation worsened since then. After several chemotherapy sessions, blood transfusions, and other medical procedures; the doctors decided not to go through another surgery anymore.
Currently, Zoe has gone bald. There has been water retention in her body making her look like a pregnant young woman.
I cannot imagine how her family is coping.
As a mom myself I am deeply saddened by this. My daughter and Zoe literally grew up together.
This afternoon my daughter asked me to critique a poem she wrote for Zoe.
ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU
No matter what happens
No one will forget you
No matter how hard your feeling
No one will give up on you
No matter where life takes you
We will always be here for you
Fighting is hard but you fought coz you know you are strong
Believing in yourself is doubtful
But you believe coz you see
You never gave up
Because you know its not time to do so
What you feel today is hard but we’re always here for you
What you experience today is a blessing because no one gave up on you,
What you let us see that you are strong,
We’ll be glad that you let us know.
I almost broke down in tears reading it. I have been with my daughter every time she visits Zoe since Zoe stopped school and I can honestly say that we can only hope for miracles…
I hope you guys pray for Zoe’s miracle too.