We live in an unfair world. Bad things happen to good people all the time. But despite what life throws at us, we have to go on. This little boy’s story shows us how.
Nolan Scully was born in 2013. Straight away, he was a happy and fun loving kid.
But when he was two years old, he started to feel ill. It seemed like a cold at first, but it wouldn’t go away. So Nolan’s parents took him to the doctor.
The doctor couldn’t tell what was wrong with this little boy either. He decided to run some tests.
A few days later, the doctor called Nolan’s parents with some terrible news. Nolan had a rare type of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.
This cancer was attacking the soft tissue in his body.
If Nolan were to have any chance of survival, he needed to start extensive treatment right away.
This treatment would have been terrifying to anyone, let alone a two-year-old boy.
He needed chemotherapy, radiotherapy and much more. And he had no way of understanding exactly why.
He went in for his first round of chemotherapy. It was incredibly tough on his body and made him feel weaker than ever before.
Unfortunately, the first round of treatments had little effect. The doctors would need to keep on trying.
After multiple rounds of treatment, the cancer just kept on spreading.
Eventually, Nolan’s specialist said that there was nothing that they could do.
The best thing would be to stop treatment and make Nolan comfortable during his last hours.
The next day, Nolan spent his time watching YouTube videos and playing with his family.
All that Nolan wanted was to be a policeman when he grew up.
Amazingly, Nolan’s mother, Ruth, was able to organize something with the local police department.
The town police commissioner came in to visit the boy. He swore Nolan in as a sergeant. They even gave him a little police uniform.
This made Nolan’s final hours on Earth very special. He had achieved his dream.
After the police commissioner left, Nolan started getting weaker and weaker. It became too much for Nolan’s mother to handle.
She needed a short break to prepare for what was going to happen.
Ruth asked Nolan if she could take a shower.
He said it should be fine, but that he would like his uncle to stay in the room.
Ruth went to take a shower. Nolan watched her as she left the room.
Just as soon as Ruth had closed the door, Nolan closed his eyes.
Shortly afterward, Ruth had summoned up the strength to say goodbye to her son. She washed up and went back into the room.
Everyone was crowding around Nolan, whose eyes were still closed.
He was also struggling to breathe. The doctors ran some tests and discovered that one of his lungs had completely collapsed. He was in a coma.
They thought that he would never wake up again.
Nolan’s mom got into the hospital bed with her son.
She hugged him. Nolan opened his eyes.
Nolan said, “I love you, mommy.”
He closed his eyes once more. He would never open them again.
Less than an hour after this, Nolan died.
Ruth later said on Facebook: “Nolan woke out of a coma to say he loved me, with a smile on his face. My son died a hero. He brought communities together, made a difference in people’s lives all around the world. He was a warrior who died with dignity and love to the last second.”
This post ended up being shared over 800,000 times on Facebook.
Ruth has since made a series of other posts urging the world to do better with its cancer research and treatment options.
Her posts have been seen by millions of people. So Nolan, even after his death, is inspiring people to spend money on cancer charities and raising awareness for those in need.
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