This beautiful poem was written by my niece, Caryn Nigliazzo Nesser, when she was 14 yrs. old. The love and hope she had for her little cousin Arielle was contageous as we all prayed that Arielle would overcome the cancer!!!
The picture of Arielle was taken on 12.28.97 at Jackson Memorial Hospital! It was Arielle's 8th birthday. We had just come home from Maryland after she received her first chemotherapy treatment and she had to be rushed to the hospital for her first fever of many during her neutropenia stage (the in between cycle of chemo). Arielle celebrated her birthday in the hospital with her family. We made her a small party in the nurse's lounge!