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Ivy is here [Wales]:
Today, I was thinking about my oncological family history. It's quite extensively branched on my mother's side of the tree—grandmother, great-grandmother and 'all the long-gone darlings'. Breast, throat, thyroid, stomach, liver, bowel, ovaries and blood... It makes me wonder what lurks in my genes. It makes me think on my ancestors from Spain and China, what they brought over from their countries into the Philippines, their bodies' secrets.

Some of them have the most beautiful names, so mellifluous. Maria Milagrosa, Rosa, Faustino, Olympia, Generoso, Adelfa Rosa, Zenaida, Ponsing, Isias, Renato, Casimira, Candido, Mauro, Pomona, Matea, Conchita, Milagros.

Milagrosa means miraculous. She is the only one who has survived.
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