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Starting today I'll start posting Renée C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee's intimate portrayal of a single mother and her young son as he loses his battle with cancer. It will be done a photo at a time, once a day. These photos won Renée the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.

Racing barefooted after kicking off her flip-flops, Cyndie pushes her son Derek Madsen, 10, up and down hallways in the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on June 21, 2005, successfully distracting him during the dreaded wait before his bone marrow extraction. Doctors want to determine whether he is eligible for a blood stem cell transplant, his best hope for beating neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, which was diagnosed in November 2004.

~multum in parvo~

P.S: The title "Derek's Journey To Heaven" is my own words not Renée's.

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