The Power of Will

December 2, 2016
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They sat in a windowless hospital meeting room around a small round table, empty but for a box of tissues: Giselle Sholler, a new doctor just a few months into an oncology fellowship, and two young boys.

The boys were the older brothers of Sholler’s first cancer patient, a 5-year-old named Tyler, who was battling a vicious childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. The disease had gone into remission, but now it was back. And when children with neuroblastoma relapsed, they died. All of them.

The brothers, ages 9 and 13, had asked to speak to her, but at first they could only cry.

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