It should be easy then, right? Because what I want to write about is not the cancer specifically, but a nice family I recently meet through Facebook. They lost their son to a Rhabdoid Tumor, like Zoë's. He was born with MRT and for six weeks, he battled for his life. I cannot fathom what they experienced from the very beginning. Zoë was born healthy and then two months later one microscopic cell did not replicate correctly and then before long, we were living day to day with the worst news a parent could have delivered.
Baby Blake was beautiful boy born on August 22nd, 2012 with a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor. I learned about his battle and his family's struggles a few days ago. Once I visited their Facebook page, Blake had already passed on October 5th. His parents were already making his funeral arrangements. I felt devastated for their loss, because I know how hard it was for Laura and me to leave Zoë's body behind at the funeral home.
Baby Blake is no longer in pain, he killed his cancer. A feat that the most intelligent scientists are still unable to accomplish. It is terrible that the victory came with such a high price. But that baby boy is no longer in any pain. He will be remembered by many people, especially his loving parents.
My hopes are that the MRT community can come together and battle on for children like Zoë and Blake. They will be missed, but our challenge to this cancer has been set. Our journey together against this wicked villain has begun. We shall Battle On! together!
Please visit the Facebook page made in honor of Baby Blake and his loving parents. Parents should never have to be expected to do what they are living right now. Blake's parents are in need of your support and encouragement.
Rest in Peace, Baby Blake. Your parents pain is unimaginable right now, but will ease as the days continue.