The Summer of My First Seizure Made Me Lose My Best Friend

Lucia decided never to be vulnerable again so no one could reject her

Black child in the pool holding flowers
Photo by Paulo Carvalho from Pexels, Pexels Rafael Freire

The day at the waterpark with María Claudia promised to be one of the best days of summer. I often wish that I could erase what happened in the end, that it winded down like any other playdate, with pizza on the car ride home, and a flurry of smiles and waves followed by “Let’s do this again…



M.Laufer is a writer and therapist

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