October 01, 2006
Out of Time
Posted by Christine Hurt

You may have noticed that I have not been posting recently.  For the past eight days, I have been out of sync with time and the rest of the world.  Instead, I have been caring for my sister-in-law, her husband, and her two older children while her third child peacefully labored in the final stages of cancer.  I went to Dallas last Saturday on a whim, but apparently I was supposed to be there as little Evie took a turn for the worse and entered the hospital for the last time twelve hours after I arrived.  Evie left this world late Wednesday night, in the arms of her parents in a room filled with all four grandparents and one uncle.  Her mother tells me that her six-month-old taught her humility, how to accept help from others, and the importance of living in the moment.  May we all live such full lives, loved deeply until the end.

Evie's mom kept a blog chronicling their three-month fight with rhabdoid tumor of the kidney, one of the most aggressive pediatric cancers, here.

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