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Sydney Hancock A Life To Remember As I collect the blonde strands of hair scattered on the living room floor, I reminisce on times when life was much simpler. In my small hometown of Berlin, Ohio, you only hear about these life changing diseases on television. You never imagine them affecting you personally, until they strike. Leo, only five at the time, was about to face a test of his strength that no five year old should have to face. I remember watching as the tears gently rolled down my mother's rosy cheeks. I witnessed my parents completely breakdown right in front of me. My father’s bold and courageous face was immediately swept away with melancholy. Being eleven, I was unaware what this news had truly meant. I only witnessed the destruction it brought to my parents. After Leo was diagnosed with Leukemia, his chemotherapy treatments began the next month. The symptoms from his treatments did not start immediately, but when they did, they were like rapid wildfires taking over his delicate body.He initially became overstruck with fatigue. The progression of this symptom rose like a storm in the distance coming to destroy the any energy he had left. Leo had always
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