This is a video of one of our very brave Little Fighters, little Heini, shortly after a life-saving brain operation for Epydymoma (malignant) brain cancer in 2012
Read Heini’s Story
I am sitting here typing this with tears streaming down my face because this is the type of post we hate doing. It never gets easier and it breaks our hearts every time we have to do one.
It is with overwhelming sadness and aching hearts that today we have to share with you the heartbreaking news that Little Fighter Camy earned her Angel Wings approximately 30 minutes ago.
Camy was diagnosed with a very aggressive Desmoplastic Small Round Abdominal Tumour in August 2016, and although she fought hard, it has not been an easy journey. Chemotherapy did not help and this little soul was very ill and in pain
Our Deepest Condolences and Love go out to Daddy Michael, Mommy Cathryn, Brothers Miquel & McNeil, sisters Sasha Lee and Cassidy as well as the rest of the Family.
Somehow or the other (I believe it is Kismet), I got connected with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Facebook Page shortly after they started it (around mid 2011), and one of the first Children with Cancer that I became aware of was Reef Carneson.
Reef was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 5 months, during a routine paediatric check-up. He had an extremely high white cell count (200,000) and at the time his parents were told that his prognosis was not good at all.
A month into Chemotherapy Treatment Reef went into renal failure and was put on dialysis in Morningside I.C.U. after which he returned to Donald Gordon Medical Centre and continued with an extremely aggressive protocol of chemotherapy.
Unfortunately Reef’s fight against cancer had only just begun… Read more about this early period on our website.
Losing a child is not natural; it is the absolute worst thing that can happen to any parent, and the heartache that follows is devastating. No parent is prepared for a child’s death, even if they have anticipated it during their child’s illness.
Parents are intimately involved in the daily lives of their children, and death changes every aspect of family life, leaving an enormous emptiness. In addition to grieving the loss of their child, parents may find that they also grieve the loss of the hopes and dreams they had for their child, as well as the potential that will never be realised and the experiences they will never share. The pain of these losses will always be a part of a parent who has lost a child.
Losing a child leaves a hole in a parent’s heart that will never heal; the death of a child is Out of Order – it has violated nature’s way… and can result in a variety of emotions.
When the stars shine up in the sky I miss you… When the sun rises and sets every day, I miss you… When the rain falls, and everything Looks bright and beautiful, I miss you… Every day, every hour, In everything I do, I miss you!
It is heartbreaking to lose a child, and the hurt takes an awfully long time to heal. If you know someone who has lost a child, just be there for them… be a listening post, a shoulder, a loving pair of arms. Be patient and be understanding; they are dealing with one of the worst pains any human being has to go through… the loss of a child!
The medals on our chests
Are portacaths for meds
Helmets won’t stay on
Cause no hair is on our heads.
The past two days have been very sad days for everyone at Little Fighters Cancer Trust.
When a child with cancer joins the ranks as a Little Fighter, we all become very close to the Little Fighter and his or her family, and it is always a sad day when one of them loses their fight.
In the past two days two of our Little Fighters have lost the battle…
In the early hours of this morning, Friday 24 October 2014, Little Fighter Xuané also gained her Angel Wings after a very hard, long and extremely courageous battle. Xuané is finally out of pain and flying high and free.
We at Little Fighter’s Cancer Trust are shattered, but we know that the two families are feeling even worse at their loss, and we ask that you all please just take a moment to send some special thoughts and prayers to these families during this time.
~ Rest in Eternal Peace and Love, Xuané & Xanika ~
You will both forever be in our hearts and our thoughts.
To Xuané and Xanika’s Loved Ones, we send our deepest sympathy and love, and wish you all strength in these trying and very sad times.
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