My Sister 's Keeper By Kate Fitzgerald Essays

1495 Words Dec 9th, 2016 6 Pages
My Sister 's Keeper
A family can experience a large amount pain when one is hurt. A family will experience a large amount of pain especially one the hurt is caused by a health sickness that cannot be cured. That 's what happened in the novel "My Sister 's Keeper". Kate Fitzgerald, the middle child, at the age of two years old was diagnose at a young age with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Acute promyelocytic is define as cancer of the white blood cells. (Google) Her sister Anna Fitzgerald was conceived by means of in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from your ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. (Google) Anna was brought into life as a savior sister that was suggested by Kate 's doctor, Dr. Chance. When Kate turned fifteen years old, she began to experience renal failure. Anna who knew that she will be forced by her parents to go into surgery to donate one of her kidneys; acknowledge that she may not live a normal life after that surgery is preformed. Anna that is scared and does not want to risk her life to such point rebels against her parents. “It 's about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.” (Picoult) Anna throughout the novel expressed her…

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