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They Took Him in Pieces

Description of Work

Watching a loved one struggle with major health complications is difficult, but it often highlights their strengths and sheer force of will. In the aftermath, we might find ourselves retracing our steps and our (or their) choices to see if anything could have been changed. In this case, coming up on the anniversary of a friend's passing, I found myself revisiting his slow, seven-year-long deterioration, searching for lessons so that others can avoid his fate, and reminding myself not to procrastinate on the little things; they can become so big after death.