I know it seems like march break was only yesterday, but it’s time to start thinking of warmer things – sunshine, warmth, and summer camp! As a kid, I loved summer camp (most of the time) and one way my job changes during the summer is that instead of providing school support to kids on the spectrum, I help them adjust and thrive at day camp.
Life is unfair sometimes. I am an adult and I get that concept. What I don’t understand is why my friend Mishi is being dealt such a crap hand by the universe right now. Her beautiful 2-year-old daughter, Stella has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She is going to die and it will be sooner rather than later.
I met Mishi years ago (and no I don’t remember how many) in a band called Argonotes. We played at football games and had a lot of fun. Mishi met and fell in love with a wonderful woman named Aimee. They decided to have children. They were blessed with a beautiful little girl who they named Stella Joy. And yet she is dying. It’s been less than 2 months since they got the devastating news that Stella Joy is not long for this world. I don’t even want to think about whether I could show the kind of strength that they are displaying on a daily basis. From the beginning their priorities have been to ensure that Stella has a fabulous summer and cram as much life into the time she has left. I am truly in awe of these two fabulous people.
You can read their whole story here (note: you may want a box of kleenex handy)