There was Hodgkin’s disease, leukemia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
His meditations were polluted with threats of dread diseases like Ewing’s tumor and leukemia; he saw his infant son die two or three times every week because he had never taught his wife how to stop arterial bleeding; watched, in tearful, paralyzed silence, his whole family electrocuted, one after the other, at a baseboard socket because he had never told her that a human body would conduct electricity; all four went up in flames almost every night when the water heater exploded andů
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And he prayed that his family would be protected from the atom bomb disease called leukemia.
Eleanor Coerr -- Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes