6-Year-Old Brother Comforts His Sick Little Sister As She Holds On To Him In Special Moment At The Hospital
The loss of a young child is heartbreaking for the parents and the siblings, and everyone expresses their grief in their own unique ways. Little Adalynn was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor very early in life, and she was tragically given only a few months to live.
However, she surprised doctors with her strong will to live. The tumor shrunk for a period of time, and this allowed her to live for 18 months after her diagnosis. During these years, Adalynn’s big brother, Jackson, continued to love her and to dote on her.
When Adalynn’s health severely declined and her death seemed imminent, her father posted a touching picture of Adalynn laying in her hospital bed. Her eyes are closed, and her head lay tilted toward her brother. Jackson held one of Adalynn’s hands in his own small hand, and his other hand was resting gently on her forehead. This 6-year-old boy was doing his best to comfort his dying sister.
"A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his play mate, his best friend, his little sister," said the Facebook post.
In the Facebook post, the children’s father stated that she was unfortunately running out of time. He also stated that young children should not have to lose their lifetime best friend and playmate.
While Adalynn fought for her life, she died the next morning in peace. She was surrounded by her family, including her loving brother. A year after Adalynn’s death, her father marked the anniversary with another Facebook post. He described the sorrow and pain that the family continues to feel.
The family has since welcomed another son into the world, and they wish that Adalynn was there to meet him and to be a big sister to him. However, Adalynn’s father is also grateful that she is no longer in pain. He also told People that Jackson is still grieving for his sister, but he is coming to terms with his loss.
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