Tuesday, December 25, 2007
My friend Jillian got to go home for Christmas. While most of us take spending the holiday's at home for granted, for Jillian this is a huge deal. You see, Jillian has cancer. For the better part of this year, she has been in and out of the hospital. Jillian and I became friends while I was working on a story about African Americans and bone marrow transplants. Jillian is one of my favorite people -- smart and sassy -- a real ball of fire - a girl with spunk. Literally a girl: Jillian just turned 10.
Jillian's mom, Jessica, writes a blog to let friends and family know what's going on. Sprinkled in with the triumphs and challenges, there is great wisdom. From time to time this year, I've shared some of Jillian's reflections. After reading a recent entry, I asked if I could share it. Here it is:
"I asked Jillian if she could have three Christmas wishes what would they be. She said:
1. All the hospitals empty - like no patients on Christmas Eve or Christmas at all, even the adults.
2. I'd like to know the meaning of my life - my purpose - so I can get through it.
3. I'd wish for everyone to have a good future. "
Wow. I told you Jillian is deep. I am curious, what would you add to the list?
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