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Durham, Fred... Pancreatic cancer


I’d spent some time in that waiting room over the last year. I found it sobering and often emotionally difficult to watch the coming and going of so many very sick people. They were old and young, of every race and persuasion and often accompanied by a spouse, family member or friend. My heart ached for their plight and I was mad as hell at the disease that had brought them here. A big summer thunderstorm had rolled into Baltimore that afternoon and the lightning was flashing and rain pounding at the windows. The lights in the waiting room flickered once or twice and then went out. Somewhere in the dark a voice called out, “We’re not going yet!” There was silence for a moment and then an incredible laughter that spread across the room as the lights came back on…

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