A Cracking of the Heart by David Horowitz

At some point in our lives, we come to understand the concept of death, and then it happens to our family members or friends. In the normal course of events, there is a progression: Grandparents die first, then our parents, and then we go. If we are fortunate enough to have children, then they survive our death.   Some people have a different pattern: their children predecease them. I have never known a parent who lost a child and was not deeply affected by it. David Horowitz is one of those who buried a child. In 2008, his 44-year-old daughter Sarah died suddenly and alone.    Sarah was born with Turner Syndrome, a disease I had never heard of  until I read the book Horowitz has written about his daughter's life. About one in 2,500 girls is born with Turner Syndrome, and it can make life miserable for those who have it.  There are characteristic physical abnormalities, such as short stature, swelling, broad chest, low hairline, low-set ears, and...(Read Full Article)

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