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Anna Hanson Died

Anna Hanson died on her birthday, “She had a seizure, swallowed her tongue.” three hours before her 13th year had begun. “What is epilepsy?” We needed to know. Pretty packages, ribbons and bows, Never to be enjoyed ... like forgotten cake No birthday...just a wake. … no gifts required... Her party dress became burial attire Joining her parents, we will never forget that a long life is quickly shortened by death. The cruelty of life bloomed at twelve. Breaking our fragile protective shells Becoming a teen ager is harder for some.

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