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Heartbreaking photo shows 5-year-old girl comforting her little brother during his cancer battle



A mother has shared many photos of her daughter looking after her brother has gone viral, showing the heartbreaking reality of childhood cancer.

When a child has cancer, there’s always another child or let’s say another kind of superhero, the sick child’s sibling.

Mother Kaitlin took these pictures and showing, the 5-year-old Aubrey Burge take care of her 4-year-old brother Beckett as he fights through chemotherapy to treat leukemia and scrub him on the back while he’s sick over the toilet.

Kaitlin Burge’s son Beckett, from Princeton, Texas, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, in April 2018, who that affects the white bone marrow

Kaitlin said of her daughter Aubrey when her brother Beckett was born in 2015, “When he was born she wanted nothing to do with him,” and she adding “But then they became very close, she always wanted to know where he was, wanted to play with him all the time.”

After a month in the hospital, Since his diagnosis, where Beckett submits chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and platelet transfusions, leaving him exhausted, sick, Beckett came home on Aubrey’s 5th birthday.

“He was very young, and couldn’t walk and he lost a lot of weight. To her, it was very bizarre and he looked different.

But her sister tries to understand why her usually brother wasn’t his normal happy self. But through the ordeal, and losing him about 5kg due to treatment, Beckett’s family has been by his side every step of the way.

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Aubrey has had to sacrifice. Like, she and Beckett can’t go to a playground or a public pool or even pass up a chance to go and play with her friend in favor of staying at home to take care of Beckett

“One thing they don’t tell you about childhood cancer is that it affects the entire family,” she wrote in the post.

“My then four-year-old watched her brother go from an ambulance to the ICU.”

Kaitlyn Burge says his daughter ‘Aubrey’ watched “several doctors” poke and prod her brother with needles and pump medications to his body.

The post has since goes viral, with an great amount of support for the Texas family from friends and strangers alike.

“I hope they can go to the playground together,” Burge said. “And just do all the normal stuff siblings do together.”

The future looks perfect for Beckett. Kaitlyn said he is in a “maintenance” phase right now, with 2 different kinds of chemotherapy — one weekly and one monthly. She thinks that he will be cancer-free by August of 2021.

On that time, Aubrey will be at 7, Beckett will be 6 and Chandler little sister at 3.

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