A Mother’s Grief

Walking the Rails

Too often, I am afraid, we spend much of our time focusing on those afflicted with disease, without worrying so much about the impact on those around them.

My mom, a lovely lady in so many ways, was stoic. She was a hard worker, who invested little in outward emotion. She was focused on objectives- whatever it took to get things done.

I knew that she was having a rough time when my older brother, Todd, was acquiescing to cerebral AMN, though she did not much show it. After she passed, I came upon this letter that she wrote to Todd a few days after he succumbed.

Got to tell you, like mom, I do not show much emotion. This one made me cry.

It is my hope that reading this may help folks to better understand the extent of pain experienced by the loved ones of those with AMN…

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