“She’s never been scared of the hospital. She’s always wanted to go. I know, she’s very strange. In fact she cried
when we were leaving. She didn’t want to come home.
“I never held anything from her. Instead of trying to keep it quiet or not telling the truth, or telling half-truths –
I’d rather tell the truth, and tell things how they are. Yeah, it’s gonna hurt. Of course it’s gonna hurt. When she
had a shot to put her out before the surgeries she’d go, ‘I’ll be right back, Mommy.’ And I’d say, ‘I know Jeni.
I know you’ll be right back.”
– Jill, mother