swarmed up the stairs to her bedroom, sirens wailing
outside. As they lifted Sara into the ambulance on a
stretcher, Dawn came out in tears.
The doctors would figure out how to fix her.
At the hospital, Sara was diagnosed with pneumonia.
That troubled the family because they thought they’d
showedthe slightest sign ofa runny nose. But Sara’s
immune system and her ability to clear her lung
radiation and chemotherapy as well as by the cancer.
In another way, the diagnosis of pneumonia was
treated. Themedical team started Sara on intravenous
antibiotics and high-flow oxygen through amask. The
another. But that night and the next morning her
breathing only grew more labored.
Sara as their parents looked on.
realizethat thosewere thelastwords theywouldever
consciousness. The medicalteam had only one option