Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mi Nina
            “My Nina!” the woman croaked, “Mi Preciosa! Mi linda!” She announced my prensence to the whole world with the compliments that flew out of her mouth. Her happiness, seen in the wrinkles of her uplift eyes, would shine through every pore of her body. Her gummy grin and terrible breath would welcome me to her new world. She may not have remembered me, but she always made sure to show me endless amounts of love.

            Patient Blanca Meneses Chiong. Born in 1942, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2008, Blanca Meneses Chiong disappeared in 2011, patient officially pronounced dead in 2015.