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“A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his play mate, his best friend, his little sister.
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“A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his play mate, his best friend, his little sister.
This isn’t how it’s supposed to be.
But this is the broken world we live in.”

Matt Sooter posted this picture of his son Jackson caring for his four year-old sister who was dying.
I get so choked up seeing her tiny hands holding her brother's arm.

Here’s the rest of what Matt wrote:

Addy’s symptoms have progressed rapidly over the past day and a half.
She can no longer eat or swallow without difficulty and she’s sleeping most of the time now and we’ve admitted her into inpatient care.

Most likely she doesn’t have much time left.

Pray for Jackson.
He doesn’t want to leave her side and we won’t make him.

And always remember: God is in this situation, He’s up to something, and He’s up to something GOOD.

---Matt Sooter.

Unfortunately Addy died the next day.
Matt wrote:

We miss our sissy, but are glad she’s no longer struggling or in pain.

Our sweet girl had one last thing to give before we lay her to rest this weekend.

This morning she donated her tumors, both brain and spine, to scientific research in hopes of saving future children from a similar fate.

Our sweet girl loved helping people and giving gifts so we thought this would be an excellent way of showing her giving heart.

---Matt Sooter

Somehow my “issues” seem so minor after reading this story.

I don’t know how families deal with the loss of a child.
I honestly don’t know if I could go on if something happened to one of my girls.

I don’t know what else to say so I’ll just leave it at that.

(As always I will assume that if you want to hit "like" it means that your thoughts are with the Sooter family)


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