3-Year-Old Boy Given Months to Live after His Crooked Smile Turns out to Be a Brain Tumor
Three-year-old Jack Lacey from Sheffield, South Yorkshire only has six months to live, according to doctors who discovered his brain tumor.
His parents, Wesley Lacey, 28, and Rebecca Oldham, 29, were devastated to find out the medical condition behind their son’s crooked smile, as reported by Daily Mail.
“Our little boy deserves to spend as many days as he can, enjoying what time he has left and as you can imagine, we all had so many plans."
The couple have vowed to fill Jack’s last months with joy, launching a fund-raising page for this purpose.
Wesley and Rebecca were not so concerned about their son’s lopsided smile until he began screaming in the night and walking with his hands out in front of him. They decided to consult a doctor.
A "FUNNY" SMILE
“Last month he started smiling with one side of his face, but we put it down to him seeing someone smiling like that and copying,” Wesley said. “We didn't take any notice because it was so gradual, we just thought it was a bit funny, but this is his new smile.”
Their world crumbled when a CT scan revealed that Jack had an aggressive brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Children with this condition rarely survive longer than two years after diagnosis.
The doctor said the toddler only has six to 12 months to live.
“We are broken. This news has been the darkest time of our lives, I can't even begin to think about him not being there,” Wesley said.
He added that the drugs their child has been given have made Jack aggressive.
SO MANY PLANS FOR JACK'S LAST MONTHS
“Our little boy deserves to spend as many days as he can, enjoying what time he has left and as you can imagine, we all had so many plans,” Wesley said.
He added that the money they are raising will be used to fund day trips out, holidays, presents, meals out and for Jack’s funeral.
One can only hope for a miracle – like how two-year-old Easton Carraway from Foley, Alabama successfully battled cancer.
After just two weeks of him overcoming his first cancer battle, doctors revealed that his cancer came back. The family went back to Memphis for Easton’s second battle.
He went through two stem transplants, yet another brain surgery, and other several rounds of chemo and radiation therapy.
Fortunately, Easton defeated the disease for the second time.