The heartbreaking photo of a mother reflects the reality of a child's fight against leukemia – while a dedicated little girl comforts her sick brother.
Beckett Burge was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at the age of two in April 2018 and has spent months in the hospital with chemotherapy.
In the striking photos taken by mother Kaitlin Burge in January, selfless brother or sister Aubrey can be seen as she rubs his brother's back while he is sick – reassuring him that everything will be fine.
Aubrey, pictured rubbing her little brother's back, has taken a caring role in caring for her brother, Beckett, who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of two in April 2018. She assures him that everything will be fine while he is sick in the toilet
Aubrey undertakes to tidy up her little brother and help him wash his hands after he has not behaved well. Beckett has spent months in the hospital with chemotherapy
Mum Kaitlin says the pair has an & # 39; incredible bond & # 39; has, but would like Aubrey to go outside and play. She says her daughter prefers to take care of little Beckett
Although he was only 14 months older, little Aubrey then washed his hands, carried her brother to the couch, and offered to help clean the bathroom for her mother and 31-year-old father Matthew Burge.
Three-year-old mom Kaitlin claims that caring Aubrey is shy of playing with her friends and would rather stay at home with Beckett so she can keep a close eye on him.
Kaitlin shares the images of Beckett, now four, and Aubrey, saying she is very happy with their & # 39; incredible bond & # 39; but admits that she feels sad that her little girl has been exposed so much.
The young person underwent chemotherapy, blood transfusions and platelet transfusions during his stay in the hospital and was unable to see his sister for some time.
The photo of a mother shows the heartbreaking reality of a child living with cancer, while Beckett can be seen sick in the toilet
The Burge family is pictured here. Matthew Burge, 31 (left), Aubrey Burge, 5 (second from the left), Beckett Burge, 4 (second from the right), and mother Kaitlin Burge, 28 (right). Mother Kaitlin took the pictures that comfort selfless brother or sister Aubrey while comforting her brother Beckett while he is sick
Inseparable siblings Beckett (right) and Aubrey (left) can be seen here sharing a hug in Princeton, Texas. Aubrey has been taking care of him since her brother came home from the hospital
The young person underwent chemotherapy, blood transfusions and platelet transfusions during his stay in the hospital
The 28-year-old has decided to release the painful images to show the importance of family in times of crisis.
Kaitlin, from Princeton in Texas, USA, said: “Seeing them together makes me happy, but at the same time, I get sad.
& # 39; They have an incredible bond. They are closer to this day, she always takes care of him, & she added.
Kaitlin said that a child of four or five should play outside with friends.
& # 39; She likes gymnastics and we had to put an end to that because of the financial burden, his situation made it too expensive.
& # 39; She should do gymnastics, run around with the kids, play in the playground, swim in the pool – but here she takes care of her brother, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; They are very close – they always played together. He would play dolls with her and she would play superheroes with him. & # 39;
Although the parents encourage her to go outside, & # 39; she would rather have her eyes on him, & # 39; said Kaitlin.
Beckett came home after more than a month in the hospital on the fifth birthday of Aubrey.
The young person underwent chemotherapy, blood transfusions and platelet transfusions during his stay.
The pair was reunited after Beckett spent a month in the hospital on Aubrey's birthday. He was very small and had lost a lot of weight when he got home. Aubrey filled in, picked him up from the toilet, and put him back on the couch
Beckett can be seen here at the hospital where art and crafts are made. Kaitlin said the schoolgirl returned from Beckett's day and wondered what had happened to her rather energetic and & # 39; goofy & # 39; brother who had lost weight and could not walk without help
The & # 39; smart & # 39; little girl will look at photos of her brother and ask questions about all the medical equipment around him, desperate to have her playmate back
She saw a dozen doctors throw a mask over his face, poke him and prick him with needles, pump a dozen medicines through his body while he lay there helpless
Kaitlin claims that the schoolgirl spent the day what had happened to her rather energetic and & # 39; goofy & # 39; brother who had lost weight and could not walk without help.
Kaitlin said: “There is a lot going on right now. If he is not tired and worn out, Beckett is a very happy person, very bubbly and crazy.
& # 39; He has never met a stranger – he will talk to everyone.
& # 39; But he had a hard time and while he was in the hospital, Aubrey went to her grandmother's house and his younger sister Chandler, who is almost two, went to her uncle's house.
& # 39; Everyone was apart and they spent some time apart.
& # 39; When he got home, it was the day of her birthday, it was the first time she saw him since the diagnosis was made with him.
& # 39; He was very petite, could not walk and had lost a lot of weight. It was very strange to her and he looked different.
& # 39; We didn't really know how to handle the situation or wanted her to know what was going on.
& # 39; But every time he came home, Aubrey tried to figure out why he didn't want to play – it wasn't like him.
& # 39; She wondered why he slept all the time and needed help going to the bathroom. He would just be sick and never been sick before.
& # 39; She didn't know what was happening, but she knew from experience that if she was sick, we would rub her back and help her through it.
She is always worried about where he is, what he does, who he is with. She was not used to doing things alone and she did not want to do it
& # 39; She just picked up from experience and took it over. She rubbed his back and told him it would be okay, cleaned his face and washed his hands for him.
& # 39; Immediately after that happened, she also carried him back to the living room and put him on the couch.
& # 39; She asked me that she could clean up the bathroom too, but I told her to sit down because that wasn't her job.
& # 39; She undertakes to help and ensure that everything he comes in contact with is clean. She is another set of eyes. & # 39;
Aubrey, who started kindergarten this summer, continues to worry about her & # 39; best friend & # 39; despite reassurance from her parents.
The & # 39; smart & # 39; girl will look at photos of her brother and ask questions about all the medical equipment around him, desperate to have her playmate back.
Kaitlin said: We took pictures of him in the hospital and she browses through my phone.
& # 39; She asks many questions, she is a very smart little girl.
& # 39; She will go to the photo and ask & # 39; why is he wearing a mask? & # 39; and we'll tell her.
& # 39; She watched a dozen doctors throw a mask over his face, poke and prick him with needles, pump a dozen medications through his body while he lay helpless.
& # 39; She wasn't sure what was going on, she only knew something was wrong with her brother, her best friend.
& # 39; We explain that he really got sick, this is what happened, it was nothing he ate or did, nothing she did, it cannot be prevented and it will not happen to her.
& # 39; We explained everything to her and involved our social worker.
& # 39; We have been very open with her, so if she has any questions, we discuss it with her, we also explain it to Beckett in the room.
& # 39; He will say to people: & # 39; I have cancer & # 39 ;, he knows what he has. We ensure that she is very helpful and knows that it does not make him different.
& # 39; She is always worried about where he is, what he does, who he is with. She was not used to doing things alone and she did not want to do it. & # 39;
Aubrey and Beckett can be seen here with their little sister Chandler (front). It is estimated that he will be in treatment for another two years, but in the meantime he will have his loving family, especially loving sister Aubrey, to help him through
Beckett can be seen playing with toys while undergoing treatment for leukemia
Since the diagnosis was diagnosed 18 months ago, Beckett has shown incredible power, despite the fact that he has chemotherapy pills every night and needs regular hospital treatment.
It is estimated that he will be in treatment for another two years, but in the meantime he will have his loving family, especially loving sister Aubrey, to help him.
Kaitlin said: & # 39; His situation started & # 39; at night with an ear infection. There were no things that preceded it that could even indicate cancer.
& # 39; He is currently under maintenance and will continue his treatment until August 8, 2021.
& # 39; He has chemo every night and then has an antifungal for an infection he had when he was officially diagnosed.
& # 39; He uses the normal protocol – the steroids go every month for five days, go to the clinic for chemo through his port and then take a pill home every night. & # 39;
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