My Brother Was Diagnosed With Leukemia Essay example

1216 Words Oct 28th, 2016 5 Pages
In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again. I remember when I was 8 years old I took my brother downstairs to watch television with me. I specifically remember him acting differently and not normal. Something did not feel right so I called my parents. My parents came downstairs and took his temperature, he had a fever. My parents decided to take him to the hospital. The doctor decided to test my brother and discovered that he had cancer. My baby brother was diagnosed with Leukemia. This little boy, who we thought would live a long healthy life, ended up being diagnosed with some form of cancer. My dad quit his job to be with his son at the hospital every day. My mother stayed home and took care of us. I remember going to the hospital and seeing my brother lying there in the hospital bed helpless. A couple of months later he died. My brother was born the day after 9/11. He died on April 28,2005. His death taught me that life is too short. It also taught me that time will go by fast. Do everything you want now before it 's too late. Death will approach you no matter how hard you try to escape it. When I die I want to be buried right away. I do not want to be embalmed unless it is necessary. I do not want to be cremated or frozen because it is forbidden in Islam. I do not even want an open casket viewing. When death approaches me I hope my last words will be…

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