Explaining My Terminal Illness to My Young Children

How do you tell your little ones that you’ve been given a year to live?

Caroline Wright
Elemental

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TThey knew from the moment my doctor called that something was wrong. My two sons, then aged one and four, had been sent to bed a little early so they wouldn’t bear witness to my terror. A routine MRI scan had revealed the worst: a 7-centimeter tumor in the…

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Caroline Wright
Elemental

Caroline Wright is a cookbook and children’s book author living in Seattle, Washington, with her family. www.carolinewrightbooks.com