The late Joe Bayly
wrote about the death of the young from firsthand experience. He lost three
children: one at eighteen days, after surgery: another at five years, with leukemia;
the third at eighteen years, after a sledding accident complicated by mild hemophilia.
Joe said, “Of all the deaths, that of a child is most unnatural and hardest
to bear.” He did not underestimate the grief of parents. He added, “When
a child dies, part of the parents is buried.”
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