|Cheryl Lynn "Sissy" Gladd. June 4, 1968 -- July 1, 1998|
On April 19th, 1996 my daughter "Sissy" (above, circa early 1996) was unceremoniously and without warning ripped from her daily routine by cancer. It was 9:55 on a Friday morning when I got the call that would instantly and irreversibly alter the course of our lives...As I held her tight, Sissy died 15 years ago today in Culver City's Brotman Medical Center. I have to finish that essay and expand on it. Still seems like last week.