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A heartbreaking look at childhood cancer was shared via social media this week as a mother in Florida struggles to raise awareness about its devastating realities.
Ally Parker, whose five-year-old daughter is fighting a losing battle against an aggressive form of brain cancer, uploaded a gut-wrenching photo to Facebook on Sunday showing her father, Sean Peterson, wailing by his granddaughter's hospital bed.
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Peterson suffers from a motor neuron disease that has left him voiceless, but the sheer expression of agony on his face conveys a pain the whole family is forced to endure.
On December 6, Braylynn Lawhon was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma - the most deadly form of brain cancer which has no cure and no survival rate, according to The Sun.
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And her condition has deteriorated as doctors battle to treat her condition.
Parker now faces the bleak reality of losing her both her daughter and her father in the coming weeks and decided to share her experience with the world to raise awareness.
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'We all thought that they would outlive the rest of us...and we certainly never thought that my precious little Braylynn would be the first to go,' Parker wrote in her Facebook post.
'Last year was hard for us, but I can't even begin to explain how difficult this year will be and has already been.
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'In a few days I will have to bury this beautiful little girl. Months, maybe even weeks, later, I will have to bury my father.'
'Both of my heroes, gone, within the same year,'...
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