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jerry brewer's series on a young girl with cancer

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by funky_mountain, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    it is heartwrenching.

    this was the first story:

    this was the most recent one:

    brewer is also keeping a journal:
  2. Jerry is almost as talented a writer/reporter as he is a great guy

    this is terrific work and just heartbreaking stuff

    thanks for the links
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I'm going to have to print these out and read them when I have time to just let the stories soak in.

    As a cancer survivor myself, this is very eye-opening.
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Wow. I've never met Jerry, but we have mutual friends. This story, and the way he goes about it, is amazing.

    It's a little dusty.
  5. wow...how do you hide tears at your desk? I look like a blithering idiot...then again, I always look like a blithering idiot...
  6. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    Jerry is tremendous and Gloria's audio makes you pretty emotional.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Sweet Jesus, I didn't even do the audio. What a beautiful child.
  8. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    What do you mean by a little dusty? Not sure I follow. [I'm dense so that could be the problem]
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    "it's getting dusty in here" is a common excuse when one tears up and doesn't want to admit one is crying.
  10. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I see. Thanks for clearing that up.
  11. sabrefan

    sabrefan Member

    I want to go home and hug my 3-year-old right now. Read the first two stories. printed the others to read later and share with my wife.

    amazing writing. captures the seemingly limitless bravery and faith of the Strauss family.
  12. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Don't know about you guys, but personally, I think the Seattle Times' web site is miserable. I can't believe this series has no prominent place online.
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