It was absolutely still, the moment Dori died.
When Dori Bryon was 16, she quit taking her pills.
In the summer of 2000, Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" was all over Top 40 radio stations. Every time Dori Bryon heard the salsa beat, she danced - at home, in a crowded restaurant, or in her room at Children's Hospital in Seattle.
Barbara Bryon waved away the nurse who offered to find a priest for last rites. Her unborn daughter wasn't due for more than three months - and she was in labor. It looked grim.
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A few weeks before Dori died, she and I snuggled like spoons on the couch of her Seattle home.
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