Two Thousand Days Without Ana

Ana at age 15 — Photo by Author

A decade ago, on a bright Saturday morning in August, I took my 11-year-old daughter, Ana, to an emergency clinic. She had a terrible stomach ache. Something seemed wrong.

That morning, there was a stick bug on our car’s passenger door mirror. The bug stayed on the mirror for the entire 10-minute ride. We had laughed about it — Ana…

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Jacqueline Dooley

Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss