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A Letter to Harvey Milk

Parting Gifts

“I can’t die before July 28th,” my mother said as soon as her doctor strolled into her room at Long Island Jewish Hospital. “I have theatre tickets.” Then, exhausted from the effort of uttering those two short sentences, she lay back on the pillow and shut her eyes.

Dr. Nadroo put a calming hand on my mother’s arm and looked at me, her large liquidy eyes filled with concern. Had the cancer that had begun in my mother’s bladder and migrated to her liver and kidneys finally reached the outpost of her brain?

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Jewish Women's Archive. "A Letter to Harvey Milk." (Viewed on November 24, 2017) <https://jwa.org/tags/letter-to-harvey-milk>.

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