Mile #71 Kennedy
This is our daughter Kennedy, a wildly adventurous and assumably healthy two year old. Jan 4, 2017 would tell us otherwise. Cues in her uncharacteristic behavior would prompt us to go to our local ER where we were them airlifted to Childrens in Boston after a mass was detected in Kennedy’s brain. She underwent brain surgery, and never regained consciousness. She was diagnosed with an embrynal tumor with multi-layered rossettes January 18, 2017, just hours after her father and I found out we were expecting a boy in late May. Cancer took Kennedy’s life the very next day, 1/19/17, just two weeks after initial symptoms. A few months months later, we welcomed Pierson, our son, 5 months after Kennedy’s death and 5 days before Kennedy’s third birthday, a birthday we celebrated without her and will continue to do for the rest of our lives.
Thank you for what you do for these loved children, their fragile families, and the tribe that continue to support their memories, after they are gone.