My son and I have known a friend of his since 4th grade, a female, a real sweetheart, who just can't seem to get a fair shake. She was taken away from her mom, drug, alcohol, the whole nine yards during their 4th grade year. She's been bounced from foster to foster, one of them adopted her a couple of years ago and it's not been a good situation. They did it for the state support you get in NM. She's been in band but not allowed to go to the games to march, or be in the concerts, she's been their maid pretty much. She turned 18 not long ago and moved out of their house and in with some friends, that didn't work out too well, no structure, no explanation of rules, so she found herself with nowhere to go and didn't want to tell me what she got herself into. She ended up moving back in with her natural mother who returned to this area recently. She called me yesterday from there, with yelling, screaming, etc, in the background and asked me to pick her up for awhile to get away from it. Without going into too much detail, the cops were involved and it was very ugly, so she's with me for now. She's never had a normal family life, she's nervous, she's also like a puppy who will do anything to make you happy if it means you won't kick her. Right after I picked her up yesterday we went to the local hangout to get something to eat and a dear friend of mine's husband came in to tell me she has terminal cancer and was given 6 months to live. She was told she had food poisening, then pneumonia, this went on for 3 weeks. Now she's been told it's inoperable go home and die. This is the same thing that happened to Charlie last year, and May 1 is the anniversary of losing him to cancer that was passed off as pneumonia for months. Between all of this and someone trying to either break in my house or swipe Nugget, I'm a basket case. Just keep us in your thoughts please, and hope it all gets better quick, or I just might lose my mind.