Mom Posts Heartbreaking Photo of Her Son to Share the Realities of Childhood Cancer


“It is wide to get real, real hard and real quick,” starts a post to Facebook, which accompanies a heart-wrenching photo of a 10-year-old boy with cancer. “The envision I’m posting is from this morning, and before you scream and cry ‘Why would she publish a picture of him in a pull up, the indecency,’ well, 1) it doesn’t show more than swimming jammers command, and 2) because life is not always politically correct and pretty, it is actual. Life isn’t pretty, and cancer destroys a person.”

Written by his mother and cut to the Love What Matters Facebook page, the post continues, detailing the aforementioned photo of Drake, who is battling leukemia.

“This was this morning after win Drake to the bathroom. Yes, he is in a pull up because 75 percent of the time he can’t supervise his bathroom habits. This is skin and bones, because I have to beg him to eat ONE unversed bean for supper, or drink a cup of water throughout the day. This is having your son take a nap with you at night because he is afraid of something happening and being exclusively, and by something I mean dying.

This is having middle of the night discourses with a 10-year-old, asking if he dies will he go to heaven and will he see his dad there and be qualified to talk and play with him. This is him being too weak to get out of bed or walk and needing to be carried or in a wheelchair. This is him downfall asleep as someone is talking to him, because he is too exhausted. This is him, throwing up every medication I fail him and him dry heaving because his stomach is empty except for the spoonful of yogurt I unprejudiced gave him with his pills. This is having to take 44 chemo pests last week in a matter of 24 hours.

This is him telling me, ‘Mommy, I’m not current to make it.’ This is him not wanting to be touched, because it hurts too much, and using morphine to get from stem to stern his day. This is him telling me he is scared and thinks he won’t see his eleventh birthday. This is him and me, giving away the whole show him that I will continue to fight for him when he can’t. This is him and me, and our world.”

Drake’s mom ends her pillar, which was originally posted to a Facebook page dedicated to supporting him throughout his battle, “Stinky Joe’s #1 Pit Crew,” with words every progenitrix can relate to: “This is him, Drake, Stinky Joe, my whole world. From the blink I found out I was pregnant till future forever, he has been my reason for elasticity. He is my smile, my love, my heartbeat. He is also my tears, my heartache, my frowns. He is my viability.”

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