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BENEFITING: American Cancer Society

ORGANIZER: Hoda

EVENT: Shine A Light

Darlene Richardson

THE STORY:

I am doing this in memory of my sister, Wanda Joy. She had leukemia and passed the day before her 8th birthday. I remember that she always had a smile on her face and just wanted to play with my friends and I.

I over heard my grandfather telling his sister about what Wanda had.  No one had told me anything.  What a coincidence it was . . . . I had just finished reading a book about a girl that had leukemia.  It didn't end well.

I remember my sister and I watching our mother play tennis, and when she won we ran to congratulate her.  Wanda ran faster then me and ran right into a wire that was between two nets.  Her eye was dislodged and we had to rush her to the hospital.  Of course I had to stay in the waiting room, "children weren't allowed any further than that". No one was telling me anything.

Another time I remember her hand swelling up so much you couldn't tell where her fingers were.  We had to rush her to the hospital.  I stayed in the waiting room.

A happier time was when they let me in her room to watch the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.  We sang and laughed and had a great time.  I now realize they let me in because she wasn't going to last much longer.

I miss her every day.

It is such a shame for children to have to endure this "Adult" disease.  Any help you can do would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Thank you

Darlene

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Darlene Richardson

Darlene Richardson

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4 years ago