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A Twin, Alone on her Birthday…

Imagine being eighteen and dreading your birthday. The dread arrives weeks before your birthday does. It arrives on wings edging its way through your dorm room window, sliding in a crack open against the stuffy heat of the college heating … Continue reading

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Taking Charge of her own Health. Tough Choices and Payoffs…Jesi Speaks….

After weeks of thinking about it Jesi made the decision to have a nasogastric feeding tube. She had sensed from pretty early on in her treatment that it was going to be inevitable, and it was becoming more and more … Continue reading

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