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  • Momma never wanted her to get sick. Momma never wanted her to suffer. Laila is on dialysis, on a machine to keep her alive. I would do anything to take her home, take her back the rez. It is hard to watch her go through end stage renal disease. But her strength and her grace teach momma how to carry herself.
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