Mother shares heartbreaking photo: This is cancer in childhood

Everyone who has had cancer close up on life, know that it is an overwhelming, frightening and painful disease. With two images on Facebook showing a mother o

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
14 September 2019 Saturday 17:00
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Mother shares heartbreaking photo: This is cancer in childhood

Everyone who has had cancer close up on life, know that it is an overwhelming, frightening and painful disease.

With two images on Facebook showing a mother on touching show what it means to be and to have - a small child with a cancer diagnosis.

Kaitlin Burges four-year-old son, Beckett, was over a year ago diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia. On one of the pictures that were taken back in January, facing the little boy bent over the toilet, while his five-year-old sister Aubrey lovingly watches over him.

'Vomit between play sessions. To wake and have to throw up. To stand by his brother's side and pet him on his back, while he throws up. Here is a cancer of childhood. Take it or leave it', writes the mother for the lookup, there in about a week, has gone viral on social media.

although the images are well eight months old, shows the according to her 'a typical day' for her son, who every night takes a kemopille in addition to the monthly trips to the clinic, where he receives the treated with chemo through a hose.

'Our family has been split up. We are all tired. One's relationship is exhausted. You lose a lot of friends. You will not be allowed to come out and live the life you lived before all of this, says Kaitlin Burge, and explains to CNN that her other children will be sent home to live with their grandparents or with her brother, when Beckett is in the hospital.

She wanted to share the images with the outside world in order to provide a snapshot of the reality and the complications that a cancer diagnosis in a child creates for the whole family.

'Their siblings will be forgotten much of the time. They sacrifice a part, as people don't look', she writes to the viral postings.

the Advertisement has resulted in a whole lot of inquiries for the family, and facing the Extra Leaf call Kaitlin Burge the massive response for the 'overwhelming':

- We have received a lot of positive feedback. There is a lot that written to me, who can relate to it, and a lot who have written to say that they had no idea it was such, cancer in a child so out. I think it was good that the picture was put out there, people need to know it, says Kaitlin Burge to Ekstra Bladet.

Updated: 14.09.2019 17:00
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