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James' brave battle
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:35 AM
Earlier this year James, aged only 5 was diagnosed with liver cancer. After aggressive treatment it was thought the tumour was no more, however the cancer has reappeared only weeks after the completion of his treatment and has now been diagnosed terminal.
Gail shares her story from the diagnosis of her sons illness to now as their family prepares for the last months of her sons life.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:02 PM
My thoughts and best wish wishes to little James and your whole family. He is a brave ( and gorgeous!) boy!
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:07 PM
Oh Gail, I am so incredibly sorry. I don't know what else to say. xxxx My thoughts are with you and James.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:09 PM
What a heartbreaking story. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. As 1ds1dd said, James is so brave, and absolutely gorgeous!
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:10 PM
Gail, James and family, I am so sorry. Life is really not fair sometimes. Know that you all are in my thoughts.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:12 PM
I am so sorry Gail. My thoughts are with James and all your family.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:13 PM
i dont know what to say.. how can u console anyone who is going through something so terrible?
obviously u want to spend the best quality time u possibly can with ur little boy....
what can we as an eb community do to help u and ur family?
what last little things does ur little boy want to do?
come on eb... now is our time to help in whatever way this family needs...
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:13 PM
My heart broke reading your story. I have a DD the same age and just cannot comprehend what you are going through.
My thoughts and prays are with you all and I hope James' ltime left is happy and pain free.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:18 PM
I am so sorry to hear your story - all the best to James and his family to make as many special memories as they can in his last days. Such a shocking loss to the family of a gorgeous boy, too early.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:21 PM
Calling on all the angels for you to reach out and touch your family.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:31 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your amazing James.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:33 PM
I am very sorry to read your story. My heart breaks for you and I wish you strength for the future.
If there is anything we can do please let us know.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:37 PM
What a brave and gorgeous little guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm so sorry this has happened.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:39 PM
All I would like to say that if, by some miracle, there is a remission and you need to be in Sydney for a treatment/etc, you are welcome to stay with us.
Also, not sure if you know but here in Manly we have a wonderful place that helps families like yours - The Bear Cottage.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:44 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your beautiful James and your family.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:45 PM
How utterly tragic. Gail my thoughts are with you, James and your family.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:23 PM
My thoughts are with you and James. How heartbreaking. Xo
Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:32 PM
Gail I am so so sorry. My heart is truly breaking reading your story and I cannot begin to imagine how hard this is for you and your family. James is a gorgeous, brave little boy and I hope his last days are spent as pain free as possible.
Much love and may time go very gently on you xxx
Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:32 PM
Another here who is thinking "there but for the grace of God go I". Thinking of you and your family. I will continue to think of James and his loving family.
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