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Lauren Yu

Cardiomyopathy can be a deadly heart disease. It affected our family in a big way. My two older brothers died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy when they were still young. There is a lot that they still don’t know about cardiomyopathy; doctors do not always know what causes it in children and how serious it can be.

It is hard to think of my brothers without feeling sad, but then I remember that in the morning there is always hope like this drawing “Sunrise.” This chalk pastel shows the grass blowing in the dark meadow with the sun rising up from behind it. I hope that someday they will find a cure for cardiomyopathy.