Mother Captures Precious Moment When Her Toddler Son Gives an Inspiring Message to His Cancer Ridden Brother

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When Sheryl Blanksby left her two young boys alone in a room, she expected chaos to unfold. However, when Blanksby returned, she had the exact opposite reaction.

Blanksby, who blogs under the name Ms. Chikee, posted a heartwarming photo of her two sons bonding over a special moment. Her 3-year-old son, William, was telling his 13-week-old brother Thomas, who suffers from cancer, that “everything is OK.”

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See the touching photo below.

#Throwback to when we were on our holiday,” Blanksby wrote on Instagram. “I was getting ready in the bathroom and husband was in the kitchen. The kids were quiet, especially Mr. preschooler. You know the rules about when kids are quiet.”

She continued, “I was expecting my baby to be covered in Nutella or something but instead I saw this. My preschooler is telling his baby brother ‘Kuya (big brother) is here. Everything is OK.’”

Blanksby learned about her son’s cancer when he was just 11 weeks old. The infant was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT), a form of cancer that normally begins in the kidneys.

Sheryl Blanksby has been very public about her son’s cancer, sharing frequent blog and Instagram posts.

I can’t even begin to describe the pain I feel each time I look at his precious face,” Blanksby wrote on her blog. “My heart breaks for every big smile he gives me because I know how much I will miss it when it’s all gone, and when you think my heart can’t take it anymore, it shatters even more when he gives his begging look when he’s in pain.”

In order to make the best of an unfortunate situation, friends and family have started a GoFundMe page for the Blanksby family.

We want to raise some money for this beautiful family so they can enjoy the time they have left with their son, allowing them to make some amazing memories together, without the stresses of worrying about the costs that will come later. We want to give them all the time they have with their child and enjoy some little adventures, Dean Simcock, creator of the GoFundMe, wrote on the page.

According to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, “there are about 20 to 25 new cases of people diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor each year in the United States.”

For now, the Blanksby family is soaking up every minute they have left together. The unfortunate situation has also taught them to appreciate what is truly significant in life.

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We often get caught up in our own little world of first problems and we sweat the small stuff, or complain about things that don’t matter,” Sheryl Blanksby told Daily Mail Australia. “We forget how to be grateful of the things and life we have. We must live with a purpose, gratitude, and magnitude of love.”

You can follow Blanksby’s blog here and check out the GoFundMe page here.

(H/T A Plus)

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