No human should have to endure the deep, helpless pain of watching their own child die.
Since I received the call from my friend Thelma last night telling me her son had just given up his fight against cancer, I've been deep in thought about his life and her pain. Thelma is one of the sweetest people I know, and I can only imagine the hell she must be going through. Not many years ago, she lost her husband to heart disease, and began a new, lonely chapter of her life - looking only to her children and a few close friends for company and support.
Today, she is planning her son's funeral.
My heart goes out to her. I wish there were something more I could do.