Last night for the first time, I heard about a little girl named Malky Hirth from Lakewood NJ.
“She is very sick, please pray for her,” I was told. I said a prayer and took the time to google her name and learn a little bit about her. Lots of videos and information came up on you tube. Such a sweet innocent child, full of life.
Malky Hirth was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. Unfortunately, the disease refused to stay away from her little body and she relapsed 3 times. Malky suffered so much in her short 7 short years of life, but always seemed to have a smile on her face and make sure everyone around her was happy.
I never met Malky. Nor do I know anyone in her family. Regardless, her story is heartbreaking and it definitely made me cry ALOT today. How I so badly wish there was something I could of done to make Malky healthy again. But we all know that nothing is in our control and it’s all god who deicides our fait.
I have so many questions, with no answers.
Why do people experience more tragedies then others? Why do some parents have to bury their children? Why do some children have to suffer so much?
I am realizing more and more that most of us take things for granted (including myself) I took my son to the doctor for his 18 month check up yesterday. The dr walked in, he examined my son for about 15-20. He listened to his lungs and heart and was checking to see if everything was ok. Mrs F “your son is healthy and is doing great” I smiled, got my son dressed and packed up to leave.
As I was driving home, I had tears in my eyes. Do you know how many Mommy’s and Daddys take their child to the doctor for a checkup and don’t hear that sentence. How many parents go to the dr thinking their child just has strep and are told “run to the ER”. Unfortunately, children are diagnosed with cancer so often. How lucky am I to have a perfectly healthy child!
It’s hard to always be happy and see the positive in life. It’s hard to be thankful for the things we take for granted. We always want additional “things” and sometimes get jealous when our neighbor has more.
Look around you, you have so much to be thankful for.
To Malky’s family. I’m sorry for the pain you are in. Malky left a BIG impact on this world. She will never be forgotten.
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