Great strides have been taken in the treatment and care of leukemia patients in the last few decades. My family has learned a lot about this disease in the last few days. And we have learned a few things about ourselves and each other. My sister has written today about what she has learned this week. I think her words are valuable reading. Here's one sentence that I have found true several times in my life, but never made more plain than in watching the loving and brave and determined responses of my great niece, and her parents and grandparents to this terrible trial:
I’ve learned that you can drive yourself crazy asking “what if?” and “why?” And after agonizing over all the questions, nothing is changed. The only thing you can control in a situation like this is your own responses to it.