A mom whose cancer has progressed to Stage IV has asked for prayers because her 4-year-old son has been diagnosed with the disease.
A Pennsylvania mom and wife who was just told she has stage 4 cancer has asked for prayers for her 4-year-old son who was also told he has cancer.
Wesley, the young boy, was reportedly diagnosed with a huge malignant tumor on his kidney after being transported to the emergency room last week, as reported by The Christian Post.
Two months after being diagnosed with stage IV cancer, Wesley’s mother Nicole Roche announced the news about him in a lengthy Facebook post on September 3.
“Our 4-year-old son, Wesley, was having significant stomach discomfort on Thursday, so I took him to the emergency room. There, physicians observed a sizable growth on one of his kidneys and diagnosed it as a tumor. He was taken to CHOP (nearly by helicopter, but it turned out that ground would be faster in that situation), where his cancer diagnosis was confirmed “Professional photographer and author Roche penned this. “He was hospitalised on Thursday night, and he will be monitored until Tuesday, when he will have surgery to have the tumor and left kidney removed.”
After that, she said, “he will have to undergo standard treatment, which entails six rounds of chemo and radiation.” “Two members of our family, rather than one, will be the focus of our narrative as they make full recoveries. What may have caused this? How likely is that, exactly? “The question was posed by her.
Roche, despite her anguish, claimed that she and her son’s fate are in God’s hands.
Everything God does has meaning, she wrote. God’s love for our son surpasses anything I could feel with my human heart. God has a plan for our son and me, and He set things up this way so that we can travel the road together.
She went on, “I didn’t pick this, but I’m ready for it, I accept it, and I yield to it.”
In a follow-up article on Monday, Roche detailed the agony of witnessing her son in pain before to his surgery on Tuesday and emphasized the need of maintaining optimism in trying circumstances.
‘Wes is so much bolder than I have been,’ she gushed. “He inspires me to forge my own fortitude and bravery in the face of adversity. Needles, ports, chemotherapy, radiation, I’m not sure if I’ll ever get used to any of it. But if my child is starting down that path, then I will accompany him. I’ll muster all the courage I have for his sake. That’s the least I can do for a guy who deserves better from me.”
A fundraising campaign for Roche and Wesley has been created on the website GoFundMe. Over $35,000 had been donated as of Wednesday.