January 28, 2020

Do We All Die Alone?

Jackie Cruickshanks, 55

My name is Jackie, I’m 55 years old and never wrote anything before but saw the John Byrne Award on facebook and thought I would try this. It made me think about a time when my mum was dying of breast cancer and she said a few times that she was on her own. It really bothered me to the point we stayed with her 24/7 for 14 days in the hospice to make sure she wasn’t on her own. Now 18 years later having thought about this frequently I agree with her, I think it doesn’t matter who is with you, I think we all die alone. This is for you mum.

Do We All Die Alone, 2019