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Boy With Cancer Who Went Viral Three Years Ago Has A Great Update To Share


Boy With Cancer Who Went Viral Three Years Ago Has A Great Update To Share

They’re celebrating soon!

Kaitlin Burge and her son once went viral on Facebook as the worried and stressed mother shared pictures of her son fighting against leukemia. Her son, Beckett, was seen holding himself up on the toilet, seemingly sick from the treatment and about to throw up. Beckett was only 4, and standing next to him accompanying the man was his older sister.

But Kaitlin’s post was penned aimed at opening eyes to what the struggle means for their siblings.


She wrote, “One thing they don’t tell you about childhood cancer is that it affects the entire family. You always hear about the financial and medical struggles, but how often do you hear about the struggles families with other children face?”

“My two kids, 15 months apart, went from playing in school and at home together to sitting in a cold hospital room together,” the heart-wrenching post continued.

“My then 4 year-year-old watched her brother go from an ambulance to the ICU. She watched a dozen doctors throw a mask over his face, poke and prod him with needles, pump a dozen medications through his body, all while he laid there helplessly.”

Through thick and thin, Kaitlin wrote how despite not understanding what was happening, Aubrey, his older sister by 15 months, would always stick by his side.


And today, Beckett, Aubrey, and their family have good news to share: he’s cancer-free!


Beckett is now six years old and her sister, Aubrey, is seven. Kaitlin shares about the siblings, “They walk to and home from school together. Even though they each have their own rooms, they sleep together. Those two have an unbreakable bond.”

She jokingly got jealous of Aubrey, “She’s often the first person he goes to when he needs help with something. I’m like, ‘What the heck? I’m right over here!'”

Kaitlin recalled the one time Beckett was having a hard day, and the teacher decided to call Aubrey to help him.

“She knows exactly how to comfort him,” said the mom. “Aubrey is very motherly. She knows what to do.”

Beckett is also the older brother to three-year-old Chandler, and they all plan to celebrate Beckett’s recovery at the beach. Kaitlin recalled Beckett’s funny request, “He doesn’t care which beach as long as there are no sharks!”


The mom-of-three shared that her family is starting to settle into a “normal” routine, but the nightmares would sometimes make her tear up.

“Sometimes when I’m by myself, I’ll start crying… just thinking about everything he went through. I mean, there was a time when doctors were telling us that Beckett was going to die. They sent a chaplain up and everything.”

“He’s overcome every obstacle that been thrown at him. And I’m just so grateful he’s here.”

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