Thank you everyone for these thoughtful comments and for sharing your experiences with all of us. I wish I could respond to you each individually but this piece has resulted in my In-Box being full of notes from young people. It will take me a while to get back to them all, but I wanted all of you to know that I've read your comments carefully, heartbreaking though they sometimes were. Those of you who are young are so brave and those of you who are their caregivers are so compassionate. I love you all.

Bonnie - I was confused by your comment about Facebook because there is a Facebook button you can click to share this with others on your Facebook page.

Thank you again everyone.

With all warm wishes,
Toni