Parents die before their kids. That's the way it should be. It's not always that way.
Christina-Taylor Green was too young to die. Her parents should never have gone through what they've been through. The only good thing that came out of her death was that her donated organs have already saved one child's life somewhere on the east coast.
Last summer, a friend was diagnosed with stomach cancer. With a wife who couldn't take unpaid leave from work, I sat with him, tried to get him to walk, and helped with his meds and his feeding tube. At his funeral, his eldery mother was completely distraught.
Now death is lingering around our neighborhood again. Just yesterday came an email from a husband telling me to tell the other neighbors about the wife's diagnosis. A non-smoker, she was diagnosed with lung cancer which has spread to her liver, spine, hip, and shoulder blade. Her children are 7 and 3. Her parents still live in Massachusetts.
There should be a law that no parent should bury a child. It's far too inhumane. You can see it on the faces of John Green, my friend's mother, and any other parent who has survived a child.