“I look at my son everyday not thinking that anything like this could happen to him. I’m married to my wife, and we have two children and were expecting our third in November. I have a daughter who is 3 years old and a son who now 18 months old – who’s been recently diagnosed with Leukemia as of August 2017. We’re now receiving chemotherapy for his diagnosis. But, we’re dealing with it as best as we can, with the strength that we have from people outside of our family, outside of our group, and mostly each other. My wife and I support each other. We’re lucky that he’s a strong boy-just in the way he handles needles and treatments. There is a possibility of a cure that is very promising for us, and to know that he’s received chemo well and his body is accepting it well. So, that’s positive. We don’t have a choice not to be strong. Because he looks in our eyes every day and doesn’t know what’s going on. He right now things that this is life – this is how life is. So, when he looks at you, you have to show your strong face. There couldn’t be any other way. If we want to get through this, then there is no other way to show him strength, positivity, and laughter. He’s a very comedic boy and he makes the time go by when he’s happy. That too helps us out – when he’s happy and feeling well. So, those days we take in and cherish and we hold them for the days that are going to be not so good.”

 


“I don’t know…I do know but I can’t – I can’t get it out. When I look into his eyes every day, that’s what tells me that it’s going to be ok. It’s because he’s so young and innocent. Through God, he knows that he’s going to be ok. He’s my best friend and I’ve already lost a best friend – a father and a brother, there’s really no way that he’ll let it happen. That’s why when I look into his eyes, he helps me because he’s strong. He’s got help from God, from me, he’s got help from his sister and mother, his grandparents, his family, and people from all over the world actually. Every day I just talk to him and cuddle with him and we look into each other’s eye and see that there is a positive ending to our story. And that’s what bond us all together with him. That’s why we don’t think there’s going to be any other way other than a positive ending. I pray to God, I pray with my daughter when I’m not with my son. I pray for my son to Jesus and God, and I believe that that has helped us. I think that the Lord and his people are helping us. He’s lifted our spirit up a bit – mine anyways. It’s very difficult. You don’t want anybody to have it, let alone your child, not even your worst enemy. It’s something that they go through that you can’t even imagine. But apparently children’s cancer is different than adult cancer. So, I got to believe that – science is telling us that. They tell us that no one is at fault for it.”

HUMANS OF OTTAWA 

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