Dominique32 (My Sister, My Idol)

Posted by KraZKat on Feb. 14, 2007, 8:56 p.m.

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I was asked who was my idol I said my sister, I was asked why. Well:

Sitting at my house I worried so much as I would pace back and forth or sit at the computer desk to program but couldn't program a simple line of text. My heart was sinking for I was taken out of school early today for my sister, who has had heart problems for as long as I know, fainted at her job. At first I was thinking she pushed herself to hard while working. The heart palpitations she gets from working usually came when she worked too hard; which she always wanted to do. But this time… it wasn't.

Thinking endlessly about her I passed back and forth, as a 12 year old, anybody would think I was worried but didn't know the seriousness. But I did, I was worried. Would she come down with a disease, cancer, or maybe a physical or mental condition? I didn't know but I worried about each thought carefully. The time passed slowly but I wanted time to go by faster for the suspense was terrible.

Dominique was too have her wedding October 14, 2006 to the man she has dated since she was 13 but loved since 12. The perfect couple, anyone could tell. They were different together, they were perfect. My parents came back later than I wished they would have. The later the worse, at least that's the way I thought it was going. I realized her fiance, Kevin, stayed at the hospital beside my sister and slept there with her.

She went from Urgent care to the E.R. Which to me was like being a kid and being afraid of something, Something you didn't know exactly what it was but you knew it was there and ready to get someone, ready to get you. We were told about words like lump, nodule, and many more medical terms were used. Which all made us think to one thing, Was it cancer or was it not cancer. We were told she was too young for thyroid cancer, it gets people in there 70's and 80's.

There were test, needle biopsies, and the pain and fear which was waiting. She had to go through surgery, which would be the only surgery unless it was thyroid cancer. Another surgery came, and so did radiation because she did have cancer. I saw my sister laying in the stiff hospital bed hooked up to machine after machine and could barely eat anything nor was drinking much better. It was too much for me, I just wanted to hug her and have this all go away like how a mom's kiss on a scratch healed it. But I couldn't hug her, I couldn't make it go away, neither could my mom, my step-dad, my brother… no one could make it go away. She learned she would have to be on medication the rest of her life.

She was asked if she would like to postpone the wedding, but she said "no" because postponing the wedding would be letting her lose against cancer. She was stronger than anyone I have ever seen to this day. Not just physically but mentally and emotionally. She had to go on a no iodine diet which iodine is in a lot of things, and I mean a lot. My sister came back to live with us after moving out a 2 weeks after we moved out. She kept her dogs and cats at our house also. She moved the loveseat and couch together so she could sleep well with her fiance. But radiation came and no one could be within about arms length to 5 feet. So anything she touched like a keyboard, plate, bed, etc. Had to been thrown away for radiation. But we fought it with her.

I wore the Teal wrist band for Thyroid Cancer Awareness on and got another LIVESTRONG. Most of that summer I was sleepless. Didn't sleep or didn't have enough sleep. I would peak out my door to see if she was OK. She fought it… she was winning the battle which she consider won.

Once upon a time, there was a wedding; it was on the last peaceful day of October we have seen. It was held on the 14th at a place so beautiful, it put anyone in awe. Old friends from Arizona which we haven't seen in 8 years came just to see the family and the wedding. The mother-in-law from Hell (Kevin's Mom) was there to hear the wedding bells. But I was hold the camera… I was holding memories. I wished time could have stopped for those moments of the wedding. I wish that the wedding was everyday. From the "I do's" to the Cousins love theme to the Chicken Dance, it was the most precious moment one could witness. The "I do's" made tears come to any person's eyes, but the fact that not long ago her perfect singing voice was a scratchy whisper. Though she barely had any money to have a wedding, it came together peice by peice… and it was better than we could imagined.

The 2007 Relay for Life has teams to raise money to fight cancer. My strong sister which you can barely tell she has had cancer will be there in April running the relay beside her husband. There is a goal to be met, a cancer which is rising while others are falling be fought, and a battle to be declared; won. I ask of you to send this letter to people who can contribute. If they wish to contribute to her husband Kevin, that is fine also he can be found on the "My Team Page" or at " "

I made a slide show to the Cousins love theme, it shows pictures from first date to modern day. Link is below.

If you wish to see their daily life you can go to:

Here is a photo of us all:

Right To Left: My Brother Zakk, My Brother in Law Kevin, My sister Dominique, My great step-dad Brian, My mom, and then me. The Photo was done by Scott Revis titled "Our Family" (Dominique and Kevin's former teacher who watched their love grow.) and so were the wedding photos on her xanga.


Amarin 17 years, 4 months ago

Here is a photo of us all:

What photo? Or is it just me?

I'd make a donation if I could.

tylerthemiler 17 years, 4 months ago

Wow, that was moving. I can't donate online, but I'm organizing a team at our march for life. I wish the best of luck.

Jabberwock 17 years, 4 months ago

I agree, very moving. I am also very close to my family, and I can't imagine what I would do if this happened to me. Unfortunately I've got no money.

Cesque 17 years, 4 months ago

What can I say? Touching. Despite that unlike Jabberwock, I was never close to my family (except for parents, perhaps).

Amarin 17 years, 4 months ago

I got a PayPal account just last night. If I get any cash, I'll make a donation.