I had a great childhood. My mom was the educational director at the local nature center, and I spent a lot of time with her and all the great animals. Everything changed, though, when my mom was diagnosed with liver cancer on my fifth birthday. I started spending a lot of time in hospitals.
On October 26, 2004, I gave my beautiful mother one last hug and she whispered to me, “I will always be proud of you.” I was 6 at the time, and she was just 44. More >>