How Do You Mourn the Loss of a Loved One Still Living?

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I lost two people this year.

The first, to a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

The second, to a difference of opinion.

My grandfather’s death was calculated — anticipated — with well-known odds of survival telling us at every point of his battle with cancer just how little time he had left — six months, three…



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Amanda Hanemaayer

Striving to live a life defined by empathy | writing about climate change, public health and social justice