I was truly touched by the article “Deacon.” It is true that no one could forget their first kiss. Just reading this took me back to the moment of my own.
I could also relate to how heart-wrenching it is to witness the tragic effects cancer can have on someone. Since being diagnosed with lymphoma myself, I have been engulfed in a community of families with children living with cancer. I understand how hard it can be to see someone who is sick. Thank you for publishing this and all the wonderful articles.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.