What does it mean to be strong?

I have thought about this question off and on for a long time. There are a couple definitions I found that apply here: 1. the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure 2. the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with situations or events that are distressing or difficult …

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Am I #smarterthana4yearold ?

Over the last couple weeks, Eli has done two chemotherapy infusions and five high dose radiation treatments. Now he's off pain killers and visible tumors are shrinking. His leg is still swollen more than "normal" (his new normal involves chronic leg and foot edema due to damage from past radiation treatments). This neck tumor was …

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Golden Birthday Week

Unfortunately, I'm writing this post while in the emergency department with Eli while he struggles to breathe. On Tuesday, we began celebrating his (then) upcoming 13th birthday by taking a group of his friends and siblings to a fun center. My friend Amy did they scheduling and planning, including designing and printing the Dungeons & …

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