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Patsy McCarthy
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Valerie, thank you so much for sharing this with all of us through Rana.

I am so sorry for your son’s illness and his long fight.  I, too, had an uncle with Parkinson’s.  It is a cruel disease.

I had to start reading your essay several times as I was so emotionally reminded of my three journeys over the past three years.  I had to watch both my mother and sister in their final illnesses.  My sister was diagnosed with terminal cancer in September 2017, she passed away in June 2018 after a valiant struggle to survive and our Mother passed away in January of last year at the age of 105 1/2.  In addition, our mother’s brother passed way two weeks before my sister.

It is the hardest thing in the world to watch the people you love most struggle through their final days.  I rely on my faith and the wonderful lifetime of memories to help me through what is still a very difficult time.   There will come a time when your family and friends will be the most comfort to you

Your last two  paragraphs say everything and I could not agree more.

Patsy McCarthy