Michael opened his eyes with a glint of delirium not uncommon overnight in the Neuro ICU. For more than two years, our youngest had battled osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. But in March, the oncologist leveled us with devastating news — the disease had metastasized to his spine and several vital organs. Time was short, so Michael, an Eagle Scout and avid backpacker, visited his sister in Denver recently to experience the great outdoors one more time.
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