Five-year-old cancer victim apologises to his mom before dying in her arms

2018-11-12 15:58
Charlie Proctor. Photo. (Facebook/Charlie's Chapter.)

Charlie Proctor. Photo. (Facebook/Charlie's Chapter.)

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Charlie Proctor from Accrington in England died on 9 November from a rare cancer after uttering the most heart-wrenching final words to his mother.

The youngster – who stole the hearts of many, including American singer Pink (39) because of his bravery – said, “I’m sorry for this” before dying in his mom Amber Schofield’s arms.

Charlie had a long battle with hepatoblastoma, a rare cancer starting in the liver that mainly affects kids up to the age of three years, RSVP Live reports.

Although his mom and dad, Ben Proctor, set up a funding page for him for a much-needed operation in the USA, they were unable to raise the £855 580 (R15,8 million) needed.

In a Facebook post on 10 November, Amber wrote, “Last night at 23:14 my best friend, my world, Charlie, took his final breath.

“He fell asleep peacefully cuddled in my arms with daddy’s arms wrapped around us. Our hearts are aching,” she continued.

She ended the post saying she was proud of her son for fighting for as long as he had, adding, “I’m hurting so much. I will forever miss you baby bum. Sweet dreams my baby.

In a previous post, on 9 November, Amber wrote that she’d no longer be sharing pictures of the boy.

“As the days go by, he deteriorates more and more. He no longer looks like Charlie. He’s so thin, I can see and feel every bone in his tiny body, his sunken face, his rolling eyes,” she wrote.

“I want everyone to remember Charlie for who he is. I want them to remember how he looked, how cheeky he was, how hilarious, how grumpy he was because right now Charlie isn’t any of those. He’s sad, he’s tired, he’s fed up and depressed.

“’I don’t know what to do anymore’ are his main words.”

The youngster fought the disease for two years after being diagnosed in February 2016, The Sun reports.

Sources: RSVP Live, The Sun, Mirror

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