The story this mother shared with Love What Matters breaks our hearts in million pieces. She is one of the bravest people we’ve seen, a true hero ready to do anything in her power to help her son Drake whose life is a struggle.
This young boy, who is only ten years old, has been diagnosed with leukemia in 2012 and he’s been through so much ever since. He had to endure many painful procedures during the years, including spinal taps, blood transfusions, surgeries, and chemotherapy.
After so much struggle, the doctors informed him and his family that the cancer went into remission, but just when things were about to get better, the devastating news of a testicular cancer struck the family. It meant going through the same painful path all over again.
His mother Jessica never loses hope that her son will manage to survive everything that stands on his way to a normal life, and she is always there by his side, but she’s aware things are hard, and watching her son going through so much pain is devastating.
She decided to share a picture of her son, along with his story, and people around the world are deeply saddened.
“For anyone battling cancer or enduring chemotherapy. For anyone going through this horrible disease. It is about to get real, real hard and real quick,” she started. “The picture I’m posting is from this morning, and before you scream and cry ‘why would she post a picture of him in a pull up, the indecency’, well 1. It doesn’t show more than swimming jammers would and 2. Because life is not always politically correct and pretty, it is real. Life isn’t pretty, and cancer destroys a person.”
Drake doesn’t eat properly, so he is skinny and weak. Every bite he takes is a real struggle. His cancer made him unable to control his bathroom habits at times and he is terrified because of everything that is happening to him.
“He is afraid of something happening and being alone,” she wrote, “and by something I mean dying.”
All this mother wants is to tell her son that everything is going to be all right, but she is aware that things are not that promising. She only knows for sure that she will never leave his side and will fight for him with all her strength.
It sometimes happens that Drake has to take 44 chemo pills in just 24 hours, which is more than his fragile body can take.
“This is him telling me, ‘mommy, I’m not going to make it.’” the heartbreaking post continued. “This is him not wanting to be touched, because it hurts too much, and using morphine to get through his day. This is him telling me he is scared and thinks he won’t see his 11th birthday. This is him and me, telling him that I will continue to fight for him when he can’t. This is him and me, and our world.”
These mother and son’s story touched the hearts of many, and her post has been shared more than 67,000 times. Words of support and encouragement come from people from all over the world. Everyone praises and admires Drake’s and Jessica’s will to never give up.
“From the moment I found out I was pregnant till future forever, he has been my reason for life,” Jessica finished her post. “He is my smile, my love, my heartbeat. He is also my tears, my heart ache, my frowns. He is my life.”
If you would like to help this inspiring family in their battle against cancer, you can visit their YouCaring page.
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