I'm not going to be able to properly articulate the emotions that I've been feeling. I'm heartbroken, angry and quite simply devastated; our beautiful Angelina girl has died.
Just days prior Danielle and I were on the phone talking about how the doctors were surprised with how the drug lutathera was working for Angelina; they thought she could potentially have six more months with her incredible girl. Then just like that she's gone.
I was supposed to see Angelina on Sunday for our usual silly shenanigans, and now instead I was with my heartbroken friend helping her plan her daughter's service. I knew this moment would come and yet it's still shocking. My mind is spinning in utter sadness, disbelief and ANGER that this beautiful, incredible light that is Angelina could have been stolen from us all!
I am so tired of this horrible disease! In the almost 7 years since our family's personal fight against childhood cancer started, I have attended the funerals of 7 of my close friends children, not to mention my dear friends who lost their kids prior to us having met. When will it be enough? When will people realize that childhood cancer is NOT just about the child effected but about EVERY child! When will people acknowledge that childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of our kids and truly be frightened by this statistic in a way where they are lining up to help those of us on the front lines!