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Very touching story.

I think the paragraph about "never doing that again" needed to be before the one about making the hat.

I loved the ending. It shows support to intentionally make them laugh. It is the one think that I remember most about my sister's best friend during that time in her life.
Well, I laughed, too, at the head-licking. I bet it was hilarious to actually see. You did a good job telling this story.
Nice entry. I hadn't thought about all the cancer-related pieces this topic might create. I like the reminder too, that sometimes humor (in the right setting) can be one of the biggest supports. Laughter, after all, can still be the best medicine.
It's wonderful you all were so supportive during such awful times for your sister. The lick was great. Sometimes humor is just the thing we need to cope in tough times.
What a beautiful story of family support during a very difficult time. It must have been a great comfort to the sister who was going through all this. I love the compassion you described so well and then the humor, meant to bring hope and encouragement by licking her head. What a loving, dear family to have in time of great need. Great story!
Beautiful story.
Thank you,
Sounds like your family has been through so much, yet you seem to face it with humor. Loved the head-licking anecdote!
This is such a powerful story. I loved the ending. Congratulations on ranking 17th overall. Happy Dance!