A Texas mother has shared a heartbreaking photo of her five-year-old daughter supporting her 4-year-old brother suffering from the effects of chemotherapy.
Kaitlin Burge, from Princeton, Texas is the mother of Beckett who was diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in April 2018.
It is the most common form of leukemia in children, accounting for about 30% of all childhood cancer, according to Cancer.org
The photo of the two has moved many people to tears across the world after Burge shared the picture on the “Beckett Strong” Facebook page.
“One thing they don’t tell you about childhood cancer is that it affects the entire family,” Burge wrote in a Facebook post. “You always hear about the financial and medical struggles, but how often do you hear about the struggles families with other children face?’
“Children need support and togetherness, and should not be kept at a distance from the person who is ill. The most important thing in to show they are taken care of regardless of the situation. Vomiting between play sessions. Waking up to throw up. Standing by her brother’s side and rubbing his back while he gets sick. This is childhood cancer. Take it or leave it?”