My girl was dying of leukaemia. I chose to do nothing.

Times of London, August 8, 2017

-T2 Of Pia And Charlotte
Photo by Christopher Lane

Seventeen years ago, in the middle of the hot Amsterdam summer of 2000, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I delivered her at home, on the top floor of our canal house. We called her Charlotte, a bold name whose confidence seemed to fit her just right, even though she still looked as fragile as a sea shell.

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