The Bucket List

by Cancer, Care, Education

The bucket list is a collection of things that you would like to accomplish within your lifetime.  Frankly, I never thought of a bucket list until the death of my youngest daughter, Tonisha Bell Alston.  She decided to take matters into her own hands and planned a bucket list when she received the prognosis that her life was short.

My daughter was a woman of faith and we all prayed that a miracle would come, but it was not to be because it was not God’s will.  She understood this before we did. 

As I reflect on this horrible experience, I certainly was not in a state of mind to consider Tonisha’s wishes.  She prayed about it and decided it was what she wanted.  Her close friends and family participated in the activities on her list. 

I am thankful for the good memories that we now enjoy since she departed.  This is, indeed, a rainbow in my cloud.



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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD


I am Dr. Thaddeus John Bell, closing the gap in health disparities for African Americans and the underserved.

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