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"Cheating death" "Cheating death"
by Jack Wellman
2009-01-17 11:06:32
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This poem is dedicated to two desperate parents, enduring a night of living hell. That of a dying child, spending the night, battling a life-challenging and ultimately, like-taking cancer…only to have their only son die in their arms. Oh, the countless parents that have stayed up all night with their sick children who themselves are sick of heart for their own. The most innocent of all. 
 
Cold hearted fright, steals the light
Throws prostrate down, all the night

Cold steel feels, less than life
No one to hold, in setting sun

Agony, brings with it fear
No screaming in, a deafened ear

Desperation, in my sight
Dread all that had, come that night

Grip hard, hold fast, and let not go
Neither beg nor buy, from anyone

Expecting dawn, with babe in arm
All body spent, but not for him

Triumphs three, till this last hour
Life lived on, long not we know

Yet still give, even after death
For to endure, with one last breath

Living ones, of he now gone
Still live on, his swan song

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When you contact St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, you may not know or care that it is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance.

What you will discover is that their policy is “No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.” St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) its fundraising organization.

   
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