With many Canadians lacing up their shoes this Sunday for the annual Terry Fox Run, the fight against cancer continues as people help keep Terry’s dream alive – – that, one day, cancer will be beaten.
There’s a picture that’s going viral this week, shared by an American mom, which intimately shows what childhood cancer looks like.
Kaitlin Burge writes, “To some, this may be hard to see and read. My two kids, 15 months apart, went from playing in school and at home together to sitting in a cold hospital room together.”
The photos appear on a Facebook page set up to chronicle little 4 year-old Beckett’s battle, with the purpose of showing how the illness “affects the entire family.” She describes how Beckett’s sister (age 5) has been with him every step of the way, even comforting him when he vomits – – whether that’s after waking up…or mid-way through playtime.
Kaitlin says, “This is childhood cancer. Take it or leave it.”
It’s a raw and very emotional post that tears our hearts out. Yet, it’s just a snapshot of everyday life for this particular family.
Thank you, Kaitlin. Your photos remind us of how far-reaching this horrible disease reaches into our lives. And why we need to continue supporting cancer research.
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