Disbelief gives way to shock which seeps into your veins like a benevolent anesthetic. This numbness allows you to voice the unthinkable. To patiently inform children, parents, siblings and loving friends that the man they love is sick and that the doctors can’t fix him. Some instinct tells you to speak to them carefully, gently, like fragile children. You know that the power of your words will break hearts and change lives.