Little two-year-old Beckett Burge was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia back in August of last year, and it’s a kind of blood cancer which begins in young white cells located in the bone marrow.
Beckett has since spent many days in and out of the hospital, sometimes spending even lengthy amounts of time there. The little boy had to go through chemo, platelet transfusions, and blood transfusions. Luckily for him, he has always had the unconditional love and care of his older sister Aubrey. The funny thing is, though, that she is only 14 months older than him.
The little girl has shown herself to be a very mature and deeply caring big sister despite her young age, and, as their mother Kaitlin Burge stated, the siblings have grown to have an “incredible bond”.
The 28-year-old mother also expressed how Aubrey would prefer to stay at home and watch over her little brother rather than to play with her friends outside.
Kaitlin took a very emotional photo of her children earlier this year, and it shows Aubrey taking care of her little brother as he leans sick over the toilet.
The girl can be seen rubbing his back in comfort while offering encouragement and assistance. The girl then went to the sink to wash her hands in order to take her brother to the couch, and even offered to help clean the bathroom.
The mother thought that it was worthwhile to share the powerful and touching photo because it shows the great significance of family support during such hard times.
She said that Aubrey didn’t know what was happening, but she knew from experience that when she was sick, her parents would rub her back and help her through it. So, she just picked up from experience and took over.
She would rub her brother’s back, clean his face up, wash his hands for him and tell him it was going to be okay.
When speaking about the loving bond of her children, Kaitlin said that even though it makes her happy when she sees them together, it makes her sad at the same time, because a child that’s four or five years old should be outside playing with their friends.
After a month spent in the hospital, Beckett came home just in time for Aubrey’s fifth birthday.
Doctors suggest that little Beckett, who is now four years old, will have two more years of chemo. However, we believe that he will make it through, especially with the help of his thoughtful, sweet, and loving sister by his side at all times.