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How I Survived the Most Painful Year of My Life

Dealing with the loss of a much-loved dad to cancer

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February 2021

Dad’s breathing had turned erratic and laboured. Mum was by his bedside, wiping the sweat from his brows with a damp flannel.

I was sitting 11,178 KM away watching my father inch his way towards the inevitable end. My Zoom connection…




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Rhea Anglesey

Rhea Anglesey

Kiwi-Indian writer from NZ. I write Blogs|Personal Essays| MicroFiction. Educator & Lifelong learner|Aspiring Novelist. Find me at

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