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A Beautiful Goodbye

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"I tip toed silently down the dim corridor, holding my father’s clammy hand as tightly as I could. I was scared and I didn’t know what to expect. We followed the nurse, who made me nervous because she gave me a sympathetic look. A look that told me everything was going to be okay when I didn’t even know what was really wrong. When we turned the corner and walked into the small dark room, there she was…my grandma. The one I played cards and spent endless hours with. She looked so fragile laying there by herself, hooked up to machines to help her breathe and regulate her precious heart. A heart that lived life the way it was meant to be lived."

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