I loved this, Mary! You certainly have a strong voice…and a lot to say. The most dynamic part of this for me was at the end. I loved the back-and-forth between you and Dan. I also loved the exchange between you and the doctor. You have a gift for showing-not-telling with those character “foils.” Fiction techniques in nonfiction can be quite delightful.
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