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A Special Day That Could Have Come

January 15, 2015, 15:00 1648 Author: Natalia Gavrisheva, translated by Anna Oliynyk deti.zp.ua Arina Lukashova passed away on January 2. We were fighting hard, Arina was fighting hard, but the latest reoccurrence of her disease appeared to be stronger

Лукашова Арина

18 years, the time to plan one’s future. It is not even important that the disease makes many things impossible, one can always dream, why not? "I would like to become a designer", - told me Arina in October. I believed that she could make it true: she could do wonderful things with her own hands. At the same time, I felt uneasy, as Arina was due to go to a hospital. "Lena, I give you the last 5 packs of Pulmozyme, I don’t have any more and I’m not sure if I get it”. You could read a silent question in Lena’s eyes: "But what about us, what shall we do without Pulmozyme?" She didn’t say a word, but her shoulders dropped with despair.

I had an acute feeling of blame, my heart sinking. I knew this family for two and a half years, for two and a half years I met Lena every month and she told me about Arina, about her son, who went to the first grade of a sports school... We will not meet again and will never celebrate Arina’s 18th birthday. She passed away 16 days before her special day. For how many years will her mother avoid celebrating the New Year? 21 January 1997 - 2 January 2015... All Arina’s life fits in between those dates... date of birth and date of death.

Sorry and goodbye.

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