To a certain degree, we have have some sort of connection to cancer. We have all been affected by it in some form or fashion; either through a friend who had it, a loved one affected by it or by just knowing how it hurts and takes the lives of others, which no one wants.
This story we have today is about a 5-year-old boy in the United Kingdom who was battling cancer for two years before it unfortunately ended his life.
In 2016, Charlie Proctor was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, which is a extremely rare cancer tumor that manifests inside of the liver. This form of cancer meant that he had to get a liver transplant.
His parents did all they could possibly do in order to save the life of Charlie, and created a collection in order to raise money to get him a hospital in the United States. Then they were told the operation would cost nearly three times the initial amount and Charlie’s parents were forced to stop the fundraiser.
But just this week this poor sweet boy lost his battle to this awful disease and died in his mother’s arms.Just hours before he passed, Charlie’s mom Amber Schofield published a picture of her son on Facebook.

On her post Amber wrote:

“He’s sad, he’s tired, he’s fed up and depressed. ‘I don’t know what to do anymore’ are his main words.. today, he’s been very agitated, wanting to lay down, sit up, lay in bed, then on the beanbag, then on the sofa, then back upstairs and so on…

“Charlie, at one point, turned to me and said in the most quiet, panting voice, ‘Mummy, I’m so sorry for this’ he was sorry because he wanted to move again and he felt he had to apologize for that?

“My heart broke! No child should feel the emotions Charlie is feeling. No Child! No parent should watch their child slowly go.”

Just hours later, Charlie fell asleep in his mother’s arms, alongside his father.

Devastated mom Amber wrote: “Last night at 23:14 my best friend, my world, Charlie, took his final breath. He fell asleep peacefully cuddled in my arms with daddy’s arms wrapped around us. Our hearts are aching. The world has lost an incredible little boy. Charlie, you gave me chance to be a mum.”

In the post on Facebook, she also asked people not to take life for granted, hug their children, cuddle and kiss them as much as possible. You never know when it’s too late.

Share this article with your friends on Facebook as a tribute to Charlie and all the other children who bravely fight this devastating disease.