[personal profile] indeliblesasha
They are simply gone.

Hazel Anne was seven months old when she was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma. She and Gus shared the same doctors, and nurses. From diagnoses to surgery, to radiation and on, we have shared our entire journey with the lovely Miss Hazel. Sadly, she had recurrent tumors diagnosed when Gus started chemo in January of 2013.

I put her MRIs on my calendar so I knew when to be there to support her mom through the stress. Her mother was who I reached out to when I scheduled Gus' - only she knows what that day feels like. It was through Hazel's mother I knew of Campbell Hoyt, whom I spoke of previously.

Recently Hazel's disease progressed and she had another round of radiation to hopefully shrink the tumors a bit, and give her relief. She was doing so well.

Last night Hazel was admitted to the hospital for pain control and quite unexpectedly...left. She was just three years old.

There are not words enough in any language to express what the loss of a child does to your heart. There is no way to say "I am so sorry" to her parents with the weight if what it feels like to know that she is gone, and there is nothing at all that will console them, and her grandparents, her entire family.

There is a hole in the world today.

Date: 2014-08-05 09:01 pm (UTC)
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Scully from the episode Pusher. (scully pusher)
From: [personal profile] amalnahurriyeh
*hugs you*

Holding Hazel Ann's family in the Light, for what it's worth.

Date: 2014-08-05 09:30 pm (UTC)
lone_lilly: quote ©xkcd.com (q; it's the thought that counts)
From: [personal profile] lone_lilly
This day. We got word today that a friend of the family doesn't actually qualify for the last-hope clinical trial she's been waiting to get into all summer. She's five.

I'm sorry for Hazel Anne's family. I'm sorry for Campbell Hoyt and her family. I'm sorry you know their fear to well. I'm just... sad and sorry about all of it.

Date: 2014-08-05 10:39 pm (UTC)
kass: Eleven and Amy hug. (hug)
From: [personal profile] kass
I am so sorry. Words fail.

I am so sorry that her parents have to endure this unthinkable loss.

I hate that anyone has to endure this.

Date: 2014-08-08 12:01 am (UTC)
jay_linden: (Natalie--peek)
From: [personal profile] jay_linden
My heart hurts for you, for her family, for all the people whose lives she touched in her far too short life. There aren't any words, because this is one of those things that is just not okay by any stretch of the anything. Peace be with you, whenever and however you can find it.

January 2017


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