My ear was numb from the phone pressed tightly against my ear as I heard the words spill out: “It’s awful, Jo, they don’t think he’ll make it. If a miracle doesn’t happen, he won’t make it.”
What do you say to a friend who is probably going to say goodbye to her 16-year-old brother in a matter of days?
What do you say to a friend holding your hand, shaking with such deep pain it cannot be uttered?
What do you say to a friend who is aching because those who were supposed to protect and support her aren’t doing so?
What do you say to a friend who has tried so hard and seemingly everything in his life is going wrong?
What do you say when you look into the eyes of a teenager lying in a hospital bed trying to fight the cancer overtaking her body?
What do you say? WHAT?!
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