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“Through my dad’s whole jour­ney with de­men­tia, I learned that amaz­ing things can hap­pen through dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances,” Amy says. “It’s not the dif­fi­culty that de­cides the qual­ity of your life: It’s how you re­spond to it. When my dad passed, I spent time just writ­ing, cry­ing, re­mem­ber­ing. And sud­denly, there was this clear­ing, a new per­spec­tive. Our re­sponse to what hap­pens to us shapes our lives, and lately I feel hap­pily over­whelmed and im­mensely grate­ful to have had so much time with him.”

Amy with her dad, Bur­ton, who passed last June

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