Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My grandmother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2010. She was very important to me, when I wasn’t in school she would watch over me because my mother was very busy with work. We would play games, watch movies and I would spend the night. When I started school, she was in the hospital more than usual. I started to get worried, she started to lose her hair. At the time, I didn’t know what was going on. At three in the morning my mom had called my dad and it was time to say our goodbyes. It was very hard and It hit me the worse. My grandmother was a strong woman and she never gave up even if she was in the meanest pain. My mother gave me a white rubber bracelet that said “No One FIGHTS Alone!” because we were all with her during her worst times. Each time a loved one is gone we get a bracelet or button to remember them and that they are spritely with us. It’s a big thing that my family that they have a picture up or something that represents them. But my mother had given me this bracelet to show that she is with me and see is seeing me be successful and do what I dreamed even though she isn’t her physically with me. I wear this bracelet every day. I want to make her proud. 

Place(s): New York
Year: 2010

– Mckayla A.

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant