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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 11:39 AM

 

Kamala Harris: Everyone Gets Sick. And We Deserve Better.

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In 2008, our mother asked my sister, Maya, and me to meet her for lunch. When we arrived, our mother didn’t seem like herself. We wondered what was going on. Then she took a deep breath and reached out to us both across the table.

“I’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer,” she told us.

I know that many can relate to the emotions I felt in that moment. Even just reflecting back on it now fills me with dread. It was one of the worst days of my life.

The hard truth is that every one of us will go through an experience like that sooner or later, whether it is coming to terms with a loved one’s terminal illness or experiencing our own. My mother was a breast cancer researcher. She understood, from a career of looking at cancer cells under a microscope, that no matter who we are or where we are from, our bodies are essentially the same. They work the same way — and they break down the same way, too.


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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 12:46 PM

1. Why "NUT"?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 12:48 PM

2. Probably autocorrect for NYT

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 12:49 PM

3. Ahhh! Makes sense.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:46 PM

5. Just logged back in ant read your comment.

 

My immediate reaction was that of being horrified. What had I done? Did I overlook something awful in the article?

My bad. I meant NYT. The text on my phone is so darn small for my aging eyes.

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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 01:15 PM

4. K&R

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