Friday, November 16, 2018

5-year-old British boy with cancer says sorry to mum before dying in her arms

Source Website: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/5-year-old-british-boy-with-cancer-says-sorry-to-mum-before-dying-in-her-arms
By Derek Wong, The Straits Times, 14 November 2018 at 10:16 pm SGT


 Charlie Proctor, five, being carried by his mother Amber Schofield. Ms Schofield and her husband Ben Proctor were trying to raise £855,580 (S$1.53 million) for Charlie to get an organ transplant in the United States.
PHOTO: Charlie Proctor, five, being carried by his mother Amber Schofield. Ms Schofield and her husband Ben Proctor were trying to raise £855,580 (S💲1.53 million) for Charlie to get an organ transplant in the United States.
PHOTO: FACEBOOK/CHARLIE'S CHAPTER

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A young boy died last Friday (Nov 9) in England from a rare cancer, hours after apologising to his mother.

"Mummy, I'm so sorry for this," Charlie Proctor was quoted as saying by his mother Amber Schofield, 24, on a Facebook post hours before his death.

She wrote that he had said it in "the most quiet, panting voice". According to Ms Schofield, he was very agitated and kept shifting positions.



Mummy, I'm so sorry for this
PHOTO: "Mummy, I'm so sorry for this," Charlie Proctor was quoted as saying by his mother Amber Schofield, 24, on a Facebook post hours before his death.
"He's just a little boy who's suffered for 13 months! Just a little boy who has experience pain like no other! Just a little boy fed up of life! Just a little boy who wants to be a little boy."
Picture posted in Charlie's Chapter on 14 March 2017
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"He was sorry because he wanted to move again and he felt he had to apologise for that? So now I know he also feels like he's somewhat 'in the way'," wrote Ms Schofield. "My heart broke! No child should feel the emotions Charlie is feeling. No child! No parent should watch their child slowly go."

After he died, Ms Schofield wrote in another post: "He fell asleep peacefully cuddled in my arms with daddy's arms wrapped around us. Our hearts are aching.

 

Hoping and praying they are clear (lungs), want this cancer gone as quickly as possible.
PHOTO: "Hoping and praying they are clear (lungs), want this cancer gone as quickly as possible. Watching your child in pain or even just when he's bored it's heartbreaking. He should be in nursery right now whilst mum and daddy work."
Picture posted in Charlie's Chapter on 22 June 2016 - Watching the world goes by
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"Charlie, you gave me (the) chance to be a mum. You have not only been our biggest inspiration, but you have been an inspiration to thousands of people all over the world... Now it's time to fly, I am so, so proud of you. You fought this so hard. My baby, I'm hurting so much. I will forever miss you baby bum. Sweet dreams my baby."



Charlie, you gave me (the) chance to be a mum.
PHOTO: "Charlie, you gave me (the) chance to be a mum. You have not only been our biggest inspiration, but you have been an inspiration to thousands of people all over the world... Now it's time to fly, I am so, so proud of you. You fought this so hard. My baby, I'm hurting so much. I will forever miss you baby bum. Sweet dreams my baby."
Picture posted in Charlie's Chapter on 1 May 2016 - "Time to go home and have some family time before chemo round 7 on Tuesday"
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Charlie, five, had been battling hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer, since 2016, reported British news outlets such as the Daily Mail.

Ms Schofield and her husband Ben Proctor had been trying to raise £855,580 (S💲1.53 million) for Charlie to get an organ transplant in the United States, and had reached almost half the target amount. Among the donors was US pop star Pink, who contributed £10,000, according to British newspaper The Sun.



Ms Schofield and her husband Ben Proctor had been trying to raise £855,580 (S$1.53 million) for Charlie to get an organ transplant in the United States, and had reached almost half the target amount.
PHOTO: Amber Schofield said her five-year-old Charlie Proctor passed away in her arms and with his father’s wrapped around them after battling a tumour which began in his liver.
She wanted people to remember him for how he looked when he was healthier. Her baby bum who gave her the chance to be a mum, and showed her what love really means.


God may "not answer our prayers" in the way as expected, because He wants us to have things far beyond all comparison. The demise of our loved ones is a way of God speaking to us about setting our hopes on what is above, not the earth. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). What we see in this world is not eternity but a temporary state of things. [2]
We were foreknown and predestined to be conformed to the image of Jesus. (Romans 8:29-30) God’s desire for us is that we gain divine nature, which is eternal life.
By God's grace, we will become the kind of people we were meant to be - reflecting the beauty and holiness of God, and the compassion and love of Christ. (https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2018/09/reflection-letting-christ-live-in-us_27.html)
We experienced the much needed joy and comfort to soften the hardships and sufferings in our ever difficult world. Because of Him we have a glimpse of hope from His shinning grace and blessing. While the world continuously push us to the edge of existence, He assure us that He will be preparing for us a place in His Father's house which will be our perfect home. (https://veryfatoldman.blogspot.com/2018/10/reflection-epilogue-lessons-and.html)
Picture from www.facebook.com/charlieschapter - Mum Amber with her son Charlie

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By Derek Wong, The Straits Times, 14 November 2018 at 10:16 pm SGT



Reference
[1] Derek Wong, The Straits Times, 5-year-old British boy with cancer says sorry to mum before dying in her arms, posted on 14 November 2018 at 10:16 pm SGT, https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/5-year-old-british-boy-with-cancer-says-sorry-to-mum-before-dying-in-her-arms

[2] Steve Rudd, Why did God Kill My loved one? (Understanding death and human suffering), http://www.bible.ca/f-death-why-did-god-kill-my-loved-one.htm


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