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Photo of crying grandfather shows brutal reality of childhood cancer

Photo of crying grandfather shows brutal reality of childhood cancer

While a Florida family feared losing their 5-year-old daughter to a deadly form of childhood cancer, the girl's mother made a decision to share their story with the world.

'We all thought that they would outlive the rest of us...and we certainly never thought that my precious little Braylynn would be the first to go, ' Parker wrote in her Facebook post. For her, for her family, for all that have to suffer through such a heartless and cruel disease.

'Last year was hard for us, but I can't even begin to explain how difficult this year will be and has already been. Months, maybe even weeks, later, I will have to bury my father.

"Both of my heroes, gone, within the same year", she continued. 'How could this happen to us?

'Why do they have to leave us? "He, like me, we're supposed to watch our grandkids grow up and make us great-grandparents".

"I refuse to believe that there is a reason for this". She added she has no idea how she is going to handle the next couple of hours.

The family managed to raise funds to try experimental treatment in Mexico, but Braylynn took a turn for the worst before they could take her across the border.

Since then, the mother has been posting on social media to raise awareness of the catastrophic disease. The treatment is reportedly not covered by insurance and requires several rounds, hence the expensive price.

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'Braylynn is still here. Pulse is still strong.

'It may take a few days, because everything is going to be flawless for her big day.

"My baby girl deserves to live a full, happy life, and so does every other child who has had to face DIPG", Parker wrote in a post, according to the Daily Mail.

"She's gotten five or six Belle dresses mailed to her from complete strangers because we want to bury her in a Belle dress", Peterson-Hickman said.

"Someone needs to find a successful treatment for this so our kids stop dying", she wrote.

'We have to put an end to this.

In another Facebook post on Thursday, Braylynn's mother made it clear that the posts about her daughter are not to garner attention or donations, but to make people more aware of the deadly DIPG tumor.


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