As a parent, there must be few things more gut wrenchingly terrifying than receiving the news that your treasured child, the precious bundle you nurtured from birth to now, only 5 years on, has an aggressive and inoperable brain tumour. And does not have long to live.
I struggle to hold myself together just typing a sentence such as that. My empathy knows no limits when it comes to heartbreaking stories such as this, so I too am joining the “Talin’s Wish” team in helping spread the word so that this special little boy can be carried through these next truly difficult weeks with one thing spurring him along: to be alive on June 14th.
You see, it is also his mother Cassandra’s final wish as well– that her boy be given a 6th birthday party to remember, one that is equal to his bravery and beautiful spirit that have shone throughout this terrible ordeal. So that is where we are banding together to ask for your help. Along with businesses and the kindness of the community, donations are being sought to see this dream turn into a reality. Please, spare some cash to make a little boy’s last days more filled with light over dark, and joy over tears.
Donations will also help this family to spend precious time together as he undergoes the next 6 week radiation therapy course. The everyday pressures of life, like bills mounting, sadly do not stop when a child is terminally ill.
So please, join me in supporting the Talin’s Wish cause and give this little boy a party to emulate his courage and give his family the git of being able to concentrate all of their focus and energy on their brave boy. Donations can be via the Lynne King Cancer Care Foundation and you can follow the progress via their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TalinsWish
And finally, let’s all heed the lesson to be learned together out of this tragedy. I’m as guilty of this as the next person, I know, but ever since Talin’s story filtered into my consciousness I have been more focused on the things that truly matter. Like taking time out to just cuddle my boy on the lounge, to shout a little less, and worry not so much about the trivialities of life. Health and happiness win out over having a clean house every time.