After being diagnosed with cancer on her sixth birthday, Kaylee and her family navigate her treatment while she balances life as a kindergartener, daughter, sister and chemotherapy patient with the grace and maturity of someone many times her age. This short video accompanies a photo story, viewed under Domestic.
On October 19, 2009, viral encephalitis attacked my mother's brain. The virus induced a 17-day coma and resulted in extensive damage to her brain’s frontal and temporal lobes. The trauma erased the last decade from Diana’s mind and left her short-term memory severely compromised; today, my mother remembers moments for hours, sometimes minutes after they occur.
This is her story.
Note: This short video accompanies a photo story, viewed under Domestic.