“Why was he calling so soon? Why was HE calling and not the nurse this time? Then, my whole world fell apart.”
“It’s known as the ‘great imitator’ because it is good at presenting as other things: the flu, even cancer.”
“‘Your son either has an infection, or he has leukemia.’ My heart stopped in that moment. I didn’t know if I was ever going to be able to take my son home, or if I was going to lose him.”
“She saved me, more than once, she saved me… little by little I was able to find joy in life again.”
With having a moderate case of progeria and knowing I aged faster, I was terrified I would never find someone to love me for who I was.