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In Sickness and Health, Kids Don’t get Hung Up on the Details

Two of the girls in Savannah’s cabin at summer camp this year were missing a leg. How or why two people at such a young age could meet such a fate I’ll never know. When I pressed Savannah for an answer, I got the standard “Dunno!”

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How I Learned To Throw My “Mommy Weight”

It was like watching someone be tortured.

A grunting Chinese doctor clawed at my 5-week-old’s arm with a needle with the focused intensity of a grizzly picking at a carcass, as a young nurse fought to hold her down.

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