#6 Why take two COVID-19 relief loans?

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One year ago, the youtuber Myka Stauffer and her husband (James Stauffer) posted a video on one of their channels letting the world know they decided to disrupt the adoption of their four-year-old son.

The reaction was immediate and, unlike anything the Stauffers had imagined, backlashed on them. Their video…

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It took me a while to notice my grandmother wasn’t around anymore.

She was on an island.

We tried to send a lifeboat but that wasn’t enough.

Maybe I noticed when she couldn’t find the word for fireplace. She started doing that a lot. Looking for the words for things she’s known her whole life.

Maybe I noticed when she couldn’t remember who I was. She started doing that. Not knowing who her family is.

Maybe I noticed when she called me by her mother’s name. She started doing that. Confusing our family tree.

Maybe I noticed when she asked me what she was having for lunch three times in a fifteen-minute period. She started doing that. Asking the same questions over and over.

Somehow I noticed. That she was on an island she can’t come back from.

Ines May

Veterinarian, diagnosed with autism at 27, writing to figure life. E-mail me at Become a member:

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