Yesterday, a little girl named Anika lost her battle with leukemia. I am heartbroken for this family; their little girl has been plagued by this disease since she was a toddler. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with the devastating pain and loss.
In a selfish way, when I hear of a child who has died or relapsed I look for any details that make their cancer and treatment different than Mollie's. I'm looking for some reassurance that this won't happen to us, but it's not there. This is a fear we have to live with.
Hug your loved ones tight. Be gentle with your children. Keep in mind the parents who have lost a child; they would give anything to have their little ones running around, making messes, and pestering them with questions.