"I wish you could live forever
And that I could be there too,
And that there'd be generations
To look after me and you.
But I know that isn't likely
So I guess I'll say it now,
That I'll love you past the boundaries
That time and breath allow."
"Part of Your Own"
Christina Machiko Bernardy
August 26, 1987 - November 11, 2000
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To the kind people who left the beautiful flowers and card at Machi's Tree to commemorate her 15th birthday, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. Your consideration touched us deeply, and we know that Machi smiled as you left your lovely present at her memorial.
Welcome to Machi's Pages, dedicated to the memory of a beautiful person with an indelible legacy.
On April 27, 2000, my twelve-year old daughter, Christina Machiko ("Machi"), was diagnosed with a large tumor in her abdomen. Further testing just days later confirmed it to be hepatoblastoma, a liver cancer primarily found in children. My life, and the lives of our friends and family, would be forever altered as a result of the challenge now faced by this special young woman.
This site was originally intended as a means to communicate the struggle and triumph of what we all hoped would be only a temporary setback in Machi's life. Since her passing in November I have attempted to convert these pages into a fitting testimonial to Machi and to the many people we are honored to have as friends and family. It is also meant as a tool for helping others through challenges in their own lives.
We welcome your comments and hope you will return to this site for future changes.
Thank you for your visit.
Pedro J. Bernardy
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