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Old 09-15-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Adults facing serious or terminal illnesses often ask themselves "Why me?" But it's the rare child who has this reaction, says Dr. Sarah Friebert of Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

"The older we get, the more entitled we feel ... we sort of expect that we're going to live to be 100 or we’re going to be rich or we’re going to be this or we’re going to be that," says Friebert. "Kids don’t have that sense of entitlement; they sort of live in the present more than we do."

Kids courageous facing death – The Chart - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Yep, that is so true. I work in a pediatric facility and see it first hand. Children just know how to live one day a time. Some of them have days filled with chemo and dialysis, but they look forward to getting to play video games, to see the pet therapy dog, or to have craft time during the treatment.
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