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Mother snaps intimate photo of her son comforting his terminally ill brother



Mother snaps intimate photo of her son comforting his terminally ill brother

A mother of two boys expected to find them “covered in Nutella” or getting into something, after noticing they were silent in the other room, however she found quite the opposite.

Sheryl Blanksby, who blogs and Instagrams under the name Ms. Chikee, was in the bathroom getting ready when she noticed that her infant and pre-school-aged son were extremely quiet in the other room. “You know the rules when the kids are quiet,” she wrote.

Blanksby wrote that she tiptoed in the other room only to find her 3-year-old son, William, comforting his infant brother, Thomas telling him that “everything is OK.”

Thomas is terminally ill – he was diagnosed with terminal cancer at only 11 weeks old.

Blanksby was armed with her camera when she went in the other room to find the boys laying on the couch together, and she snapped a picture.

#Throwback to when we were on our holiday. 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. I tiptoed to the lounge with my camera ready to catch anything they are doing. 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”. #myboys #bestbigbrother #documentinglittlemoments#mybabyloves #myheartandsoul #luckymummy,” she wrote as the caption for the picture of her two boys.

In February, Blanksby and her husband, Jon, found at that Thomas had a malignant rhabdoid tumor when he was diagnosed at only 11 weeks old.

Blanksby blooged about Thomas in December, writing about the joy he has provided to the family, calling him their “Rainbow Baby,” a term given to a child born after a miscarriage.

“The irony of life has hit my family so hard and everything doesn’t make sense anymore,” Blanksby posted on March 4. “It feels like only yesterday when I posted about giving birth to our Rainbow Baby Thomas and here I am writing about his imminent death.”

“Watching my two sons together is a dream come true,” Blanksby wrote. “Being a family of four has always been part of my day dreams. It’s now my reality and it’s trapped in this nightmare no family should be in.”

Blanksby wrote that it isn’t clear how much time Thomas has left, but the family does plan to create as many memories as possible.

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of the family, sharing that Thomas underwent surgery to remove his kidney before doctors determined that his cancer was terminal.


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