Someone to say it's okay

Everything's a trial. You can't really mess up. You just learn from what doesn't work. A lot of the support we got was from our friends at school. It's important. If you want to tell them, you can tell them my mom has cancer. They'll say "What can I do to help you?" Or "Are you okay?" and give you a big hug. And sometimes hugs are all you need. Sometimes you just need someone to say "Its okay." What you do is you just try to get along better and get support, you know. If you see your sister standing at the counter crying, go up to her and say, hey, I love you. It's going to be okay.

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