Toddler Tells His Terminally Ill Infant Brother 'Everything Is OK'; Touching Post Goes Viral
A mother-of-two took to Instagram to post about her two children, one of whom is terminally ill and is battling cancer. The post went viral after the comforting words of the big brother touched many hearts.
The mother, Sheryl Blanksby, said she was getting ready to go in the bathroom while her husband was in the kitchen. However, she said something was off because her older child was not making any noises. She went to check on her toddler and her infant in the living room.
Blanksby said she had her phone ready to see what her two boys were up to as she expected they did something but she was stunned at what happened next. She shared on her post, "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.'" "Kuya" is a Filipino term for older brother or an older person, FOX News reported.
#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
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The photo made its rounds online. It currently has 2,851 likes and more than 200 comments, which are mostly motivational statements for the mom while others sent their well-wishes to the baby. Some commenters came from different countries and they said they read the article online and did not expect to read such heart-tugging post.
Blanksby and her husband, Jon, knew about the condition of their younger baby when he was only 11 weeks old back in February this year. Doctors told the couple the baby had a malignant rhabdoid tumor. He underwent surgery to have his kidney removed but doctors determined later his cancer was terminal, A Plus revealed.
The mother-of-two, who is a blogger, took to her website last December to discuss why her infant baby, identified as Thomas, is a "Rainbow Baby," which pertains to babies born after a miscarriage. Just this March 4, Blanksby shared on her blog that it felt like it was just yesterday when she gave birth to Thomas but now she is writing about his unpreventable death.
Blanksby documents her baby's milestones on her social media networks. The family enjoys outings and doing other things as they want to do as much while their baby is still alive.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the family and in the past 22 days, the campaign raised over $35,000, which was more than the $20,000 goal. The family used the funds for their trips to make memories with Thomas.