More than 15,000 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every year, with over 300,000 new cases worldwide.
And every three minutes, a new family is told that their child has cancer. One mom received the devastating news that her son, Drake, had acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2012, and it’s been an uphill battle for both of them ever since. Many people have no idea how difficult it is to watch children deal with the debilitating disease, so she recently decided to post a heartbreaking photo to show the toll it takes on her now 10-year-old boy. She has a powerful message to share, so we’ll let her say it in her own words.
“Life isn’t pretty, and cancer fucking destroys a person. This was this morning after carrying Drake to the bathroom. Yes, he is in a Pull-Up because 75 percent of the time he can’t control his bathroom habits.”
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is skin and bones, because I have to beg him to eat ONE green bean for
supper, or drink a cup of water through out the day.”
“This is having your son sleep with you at night because he is afraid of something happening and being alone, and by something I mean dying. This is having middle of the night conversations with a 10-year-old, asking if he dies will he go to Heaven and will he see his dad there and be able to talk and play with him.”