Bailey refused to die until he could embrace his newborn sister

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His dying promise? To watch over her from heaven.

This is the story of a little boy named Bailey Cooper, a boy from Bristol, UK, who faced his death at the age of 9 with great courage and love.

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In August 2017, when doctors told Bailey’s parents that there was nothing more they could do for him in his cancer — stage 3 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, with which he was diagnosed in 2016 — they gave their son the news with complete honesty. He cried, but shortly took it into stride. Before they knew it, he was talking about his own funeral, and his desire not to die until being able to hold his unborn sister. He faced his suffering with fortitude and hope.

His father told the New York Post, “Doctors said he was going to go before Millie was born. He didn’t. He fought and on the way to hospital, he said, ‘We should call her Millie.’” His mother gives more details: “We didn’t think he would last that long, but he was determined to meet Millie. It got to the end of November, and Millie was born. He hugged her and did everything an older brother would do – change her, wash her, sing to her,” his mother explained to the Bristol Post. In the photos that circulated around the internet, you can see his happy smile, despite the effects of his cancer and chemotherapy.


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