Treasure Island

Shauna Stoltz

(03/02/1990 / Washington)

Cancer


The school year came and went
I wanted to do more
but summer was almost spent
We got a call from my sister
tears rolling down faces
she had brest cancer
she couldn't go many places
our hearts were weaping
we feard for the worst
for she had to have surgery
my heart felt like it was going to burst
surgery went fine
but the worst was yet to come
six treatments of chemo
her hair would come undone
she was sick and weak
but now that it's done
seven weeks of radiation
fun, fun, fun
she starts in a few days
she'll grow her hair back
but it will be five years
before we know if the cancer will come back
she told me once
that this was like being sick
something you can't get rid of
she said it was hard
sometimes painful
she made jokes about it
just to ease the pain
when she wanted something done
she would ask then say
'....because I have cancer'
it made my mom mad
it was her way of dealing with it
and it really helps her
to know that we're here
whenever she has fear
it really helps to see her smile
and dance like she should
to see her having fun
acting as if nothings wrong
it makes me happy
to know that she's ok
it makes me fill up with joy
on a sad day
I know she'll be ok
because she's so young
and I know shwe'll make it
in the long run.

Submitted: Friday, March 30, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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