By Asma Raja
After my mom’s surgery, she was on medication for cancer. I remember having to change everything about my life. I had to do everything for myself for once. Before cancer, mom was up before me and made breakfast and lunch. Now I got up and did everything by myself. I got money for lunch. I remember that when I didn’t want to go to school or was really ill I had to wake her up and tell her that I wasn’t going to go to school.