The Word Among Us

October 2015 Issue

A Heart for the Poor and Suffering

Mary opened my eyes to a world I never knew existed

By: Felicia Difato

A Heart for the Poor and Suffering: Mary opened my eyes to a world I never knew existed by Felicia Difato

Late one night in January 1987, our daughter, Christine, then only three years old, came into our room. Moments later, on her way out, she walked into a wall. Startled, she began to cry and told us that she couldn’t see. I helped her back to her bed and in the morning, I arranged an appointment with an eye doctor.

After the examination, the doctor informed my husband, Joe, and me that Christine had a rare form of cancer in her eyes (retinoblastoma),...

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