A Mother's Reckoning - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Sue Klebold
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Chapter 15 opens with a journal entry from 2001 that reads, “I truly see no reason to continue living. I have a mammogram on Wednesday. I’m even fantasizing about having a fatal disease so I could say, “How long do I have to stick around before I can get out of here?” I make no contributions to life and derive no pleasure from it. Fantasize about saving a child from disaster and dying in the process, or offering my life to terrorists to save a planeload of people” (239).

In 2001, Sue Klebold was diagnosed with breast cancer. While she wasn’t entirely surprised by the diagnosis, Sue’s fear was amplified by her growing anxiety. The physical toll that grief and guilt had taken on Sue had put her in position where she would be unlikely to survive a round of chemotherapy so she opted against...

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