Robert Frost's Three Things I Learned About Life

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Robert Frost once said, “in three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on” (Frost). I learned this the hard way. At the age of 10 my life was impacted in the worst way possible. My brother Tim was diagnosed with leukemia for the second time in his young life. This crushed my family as Tim was just full of life and wanted to be a regular child. The problem was that he was not living a normal life for a 13-year-old. Tim would spend countless nights in the Cleveland Clinic receiving chemo-therapy. He went bald and could not even use the bathroom by himself. Weakness struck my brother and I was there to witness all of it. No one should ever have to witness what I saw and I pray that no one ever has to go through what Tim did. Seeing the life being taken from his grip hurt me the most. My life will forever be impacted on March 19th, 2008. That night, Tim lost his life to cancer and devastation destroyed my family and the community. I learned at that moment that life is full of obstacles and the strong will persevere. I…show more content…
This part of the night is a blur to me. I do not remember going to bed or the last words I said to my brother. The lasting memory that will always stick in my mind happened at 3am. My sister came into my room sayings “he’s gone”, and I did not believe this. I was way too tired to realize what was going on. Only did I realize until I got out of bed and ran to my parent’s room. Crying struck me right away when I saw my brother lying there on the bed not breathing anymore. His life was now over. Tears ran down my face as I hugged my mom continuously. I could not believe that this was the end of Tim’s life. I sat next to my brother on the bed and looked at the one I admired the most. He was truly my role model and the best big brother I could ever ask for. Darkness struck my whole family on this night and we will never forget what
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