Essay about The Death Of My Daughter Lizz

922 Words Jul 13th, 2016 4 Pages
A person is shaped and defined by many experiences and circumstances in their lifetime, some for better, some for worse. I have experienced many of them, some remolded my personality, and some just gave me more wisdom. The one that had the most significant impact on my life, was the death of my daughter Lizz. She battled her brain cancer for two years, my family and I fought beside her. What I did not realize, was the journey with cancer, one that would change me forever, as a parent and a person. In the battle with cancer, many dwell and simply surrender to it, like many others, we choose to fight. Along this unexpected battle, I learned to be more compassionate, how to sacrifice for the better of others, and most of all, being appreciative of life. It is sad how many take things in life for granted, for life is short and it does not come with a warranty. It was a warm December night in Key West, enjoying a nice dinner with my wife Tina and friends on Duval Street. The sound of conversation, utensils clanging, and music was suddenly interrupted by the ringing of the phone. It was Kim, Lizz’s best friend, telling us that Lizz is in the intensive care unit at St. Mary’s. We ask “what the hell happened? The response is of one that still haunts me to this day, Lizz has brain cancer. The ride back felt eternal, filled with every negative emotion from life’s menu. Arriving at the hospital, I am greeted by a sight that will forever be burned into my eyes; Lizz was connected to…

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