Making Plans

  • Gabriella Savarese


This is story is a first person account of growing up with my younger sister who was affected with Beta Thalassemia. It attempts to offer her perspective: how this illness affected not only her quality of life but also her understanding of her own intrinsic worth. Because of her illness, my sister struggled with defining her own worth. This essay is an exploration of that struggle and the answers that she found.

Author Biography

Gabriella Savarese
Gabriella Savarese is a freelance writer living in a rural community east of Albuquerque, New Mexico.