Saturday 23 September 2017

Mum captures heartwarming moment boy (3) comforts his terminally ill baby brother

William comforting his baby brother Thomas Photo: Instagram
William comforting his baby brother Thomas Photo: Instagram
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A mum-of-two has captured the moment her three-year-old son William comforted his terminally ill baby brother, telling him "everything is ok".

Sheryl Blanksby from Perth in Australia, shared the moment on her Instagram page saying she was worried when she heard no noise coming from the room.

"Throwback to when we were on our holiday. I was getting ready in the bathroom and husband was in the kitchen. The kids were quiet, especially Mr. preschooler. You know the rules about when kids are quiet.

"I tiptoed to the lounge with my camera ready to catch anything they are doing. I was expecting my baby to be covered in Nutella or something but instead I saw this. My preschooler is telling his baby brother "Kuya (big brother) is here. Everything is ok".

Sheryl and her husband Tom were given the devastating news that their 11-week-old baby Thomas had a tumour and was terminal.

“Watching my two sons together is a dream come true. Being a family of four has always been part of my day dreams. It’s now my reality and it’s trapped in this nightmare no family should be in.

She said it is not clear how much time they have left with Thomas, but that they plan to create as many memories as possible with him.

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