This 5 years old girl comforts her 4 years old brother who is a cancer patient: The struggle, family faces during childhood cancer


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‘The childhood cancer affects the whole family’ says mother, looking at her four years old son. Yes, financial and medical struggles are always there. But what about the families? especially the siblings of the affected children! Their longing to play with their beloved sibling becomes a question mark. Looking at the sufferings of the kid, depresses the whole family.

In that regard, Kaitlin Burge (28) of Texas, USA, a mother of two shares a powerful message with a heart-wrenching photo on social media. In the picture, it can be seen that the 5 years old Aubrey comforts her 4 years old younger brother Beckett Burge who suffers from leukemia.

According to the NDV reports, the boy was recognized with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in April 2018. The kid has undergone chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and platelet transfusions during a one-month-long stay at the hospital before he came home.

“My two kids, 15 months apart, went from playing in school and at home together to sitting in a cold hospital room together”, wrote Kaitlin while posting the photograph on Facebook last Tuesday. She wrote about how her daughter watched Burge who was suffering and changed to a “quiet, sick, and very sleepy little boy” from a “lively, energetic boy”. “She wasn’t sure what was happening. All she knew was that something was wrong with her brother, her best friend”, added Kaitlin about her daughter. She stated that Aubrey would have had concerns like “Why couldn’t they go to their favorite trampoline park anymore? Why couldn’t they go to the splash pads they previously went to? Why didn’t he have to go back to school, but she did?”, But she supported her brother.

“The most important thing is to show that they are taken care of regardless of the situation. Vomiting between play sessions. Waking up to throw up. Standing by her brother’s side and rubbing his back while he gets sick. She supported him and she took care of him, regardless of the situation. To this day, they are closer. She always takes care of him”, says a proud mom about her daughter.


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