Oana and her husband Alex from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland have a five-year-old daughter named Emma. When Oana becomes pregnant for the second time, the joy is immense: this kid is definitely no accident.
Baby George is the pride of the entire family. But after just 3 months the shock hits: the little toddler is diagnosed with leukemia.
His little body must endure the torture of chemotherapy. Despite this, the little toothless bundle of joy emits a radiance that could compete with the sun. But soon the doctors have determined: for the little George there is no hope.
For the final two weeks, the entire family moves into a hospice for children in order to accompany the little guy on his last journey. After just 165 days, the little toddler’s life has found its end. “We were able to let him go peacefully, without pain or fear,” recounts his mother Oana. “We saw him go and we sung softly to him and held his little hands as he took his last breath.”
“George’s life made us better people and his death in a way as well. Life is now much harder, but now we try to enjoy it to the fullest. He was loved and always will be. He lived just 5 months and in this time Georgie taught us patience, courage, and love. Above all, he taught us to value every moment that we have on this planet.”
Even if George’s family is mourning everyday, they are thankful for each invaluable moment that they were able to spend with their baby. They would never trade these 165 days of life for anything else in the world. If this little fighter has also moved you to tears, then share the touching story of his family.