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  • Today is Thursday. Tonight Emily, age 14, went to her first high school dance.
    On Monday she had surgery.
    She was brave. She used humour. She told the doctor she was excited because she would get a third hospital bracelet. They both laughed. She never complained. She did not cry until she had to leave us to walk into the surgery room without us. Afterwards she said it was "HUGE" with all these people waiting for her.
    When she woke up in the recovery room, she told the nurse "I am not in the same room?"
    We were able to take her home an hour later.
    Today she wanted to wear her Keds instead of heels because she still gets tired and dizzy. She borrowed duct tape to repair the soles.
    She smiled.
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