|It was a bright and sunny day in July,
When we got the news that my brother might die.
My dad was on the phone all night,
My parents sat on the couch, my mom started
This couldnít be happening, it couldnít be
They told us that Kyle had A.L.L.
They went to the hospital the very next day,
It was amazing how everyone offered a hand,
My grandparents and I wanted to see,
We went back to the beach, after saying goodbye,
This was supposed to be my special time,
Instead, he was getting all of the good things,
Though I didnít receive as many gifts as
I'd never get through without those whom
Sometimes I wish we could just go back,
Trips fill the time now to CCMC,
Since this whole thing began almost two years
At first, it was hard when they mentioned
Joan Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Associate Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
Last updated: November 14, 2004