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Photo by Moyan Brenn

Photo by Moyan Brenn

By Vivian Mabuni

I got up earlier than normal one morning to fix lunch for my eleven year old, Michael. He looked at me and said, “Mom, you don’t need to make me lunches the next few days. I’m going to fast for you because I think it might help you during this round of chemo.”

“Really, are you sure, Buddy? I thought they were serving pizza this week.”

“Yeah, they are. But this is more important.”

Michael chose to fast for me during the week he would be helping out in the school lunch line. Helping in the lunch line was a privilege reserved only for sixth graders. Helpers enjoyed access to pizza. Not cafeteria pizza, but real pizza delivered by an actual pizza chain. Pizza rated near the top as one of Michael’s favorite foods. (more…)

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