Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz

By Mad Dog
Published: Jun 30, 2009

Sometimes, though there’s no paper in our communication here, you can sense when a message is blotched with tears. So it was yesterday, when a California reader forwarded a link to a site called Get Well Pablo. But Pablo didn’t get well. He died last week, of a rare cancer, just six years and six days old. He was very much loved — the website is a diary of hope and grief — and if you can stand it, I encourage you to click here. Weeping? Unavoidable. As are tighter hugs for the kids in your life.