- Young boy struggles to understand why his little brother is no longer with them
- The boy’s baby brother passed away after battle with cancer
- The baby was diagnosed with malignant rhabdoid tumour that claimed his life
- His three-year old elder brother still has hopes that he will return one day
Video for three-year-old Australian boy asking asking his mother if his late baby brother will come back has gone viral.
The youngster, identified as William, lost his baby brother, called Thomas James Miguel. He is yet to come to terms with the reality that he is gone forever.
“Thomas is going to miss me! When it’s raining, will he come back?" Little William asks his mother, Sheryl Blanksby, as he tries to understand why his baby brother is no longer around to play with him like they used to.
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In response, heartbroken mother tries to explain to William that though Thomas was not with them, he was ‘watching’ them from heaven.
“The rain might be Thomas 'saying hello’. I am sure he misses you too darling boy,” Blanksby can be heard telling her son in the footage.
Thomas was reportedly diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer at just six weeks old. The baby was given weeks to stay alive, during which he battled with the killer disease.
“He was surrounded by family and right next to his mummy and daddy when he passed away. He fought the good fight especially when he was only expected to live for only short amount of weeks after his diagnosis,” says Blanksby.
The mother had previously shared footage of William trying to comfort his little brother when he was crying.
“Big brother is here, everything is okay,” William said as he gently patted the baby’s cheek.
It seemingly never occurred to William that one day his baby brother was going to leave him to 'go back to heaven'.
“We miss him so much everything hurts. Thanks for all your kindness and support for the last few months,”says the mother.
Doctors had diagnosed Thomas with a malignant rhabdoid tumour, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that most commonly occurs in infants and toddlers. According to the medics, only around 25 cases are diagnosed in the US every year.
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