Ninja Tears

January 27, 2009

Ninja tears sometimes sneak up on you.

Ninja tears sometimes sneak up on you.

Last night I couldn’t sleep and found myself yet again up in the middle of the night channel surfing when I came across one of the paid advertisements for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. It was kind of a mini-documentary type ad and it featured this young girl, maybe 12 or so years old and she was bald and being treated for cancer. She was very active and full of life and talked about how she was going to beat the cancer and how much she wanted to live life. Her hair started growing back and she was really excited. They did a new bone-marrow test to see if she could get a transplant but she got bad news as the cancer had spread. Despite the bad news she still had a smile on her face.

The host of the show then said that six months after filming for this commercial wrapped, she lost her battle with cancer and passed away.

I suddenly started crying for a few seconds out of nowhere. It was strange. I like to keep my emotions in check and this just really surprised me, the tears sneaked up on me… well like a ninja.