Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

We will all face painful moments sitting next to dying people. What can we say?

Illustration: Jialun Deng

AtAt 3 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, death announced it was coming for him. He was only eight years old; his cancer cells were not responding to treatment anymore. His body’s leukemic blast cell counts were…




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Author, researcher, mother living on an island near Seattle. Now, notably, an international bunny smuggler. Find her struggles and snuggles at

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