Editor's note: A mother, Cindy Eastman, and her adult daughter, Annie Musso, talk through the daughter's Stage 4 cancer together. This is part of an occasional series.
Annie: Almost a year ago I was sitting on a PTO auction fundraiser webinar when Luca and Tony got home from the eclectic fish and underwater creature store. Luca excitedly snuck up, just out of the camera frame, with a Post-it. “We got a frog.” My eyes widened, I muted myself, covered my mouth and asked, “you got a … what?!” Luca just beamed. I turned more fully toward the kitchen, eyes even wider, which was all that was needed. Tony simply nodded to confirm, yes, they got a frog. But the frog they got was not just any frog. It was an African Albino Clawed Frog. None of us had ever heard of something like this. If you haven’t either, then please, give that one a Google.