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‘I’ll Wait for You in Heaven’: Dying 4-Year-Old Tells Mom Before He Passes Away from Cancer

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Devastating cancer took this sweet boy too soon, his story about waiting for his mother in heaven will warm your heart.


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Ruth recounts the last moment with her son Nolan “I ran and jumped into bed with him and put my hand on the right side of his face. Then a miracle that I will never forget happened. My angel took a breath, opened his eyes, smiled at me and said ‘I love you, Mommy.’”

Nolan Scully was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer at the age of 3. He would lose his courageous battle with cancer 2 years later. Nolan wanted to be a policeman when he grew up, he had dreams just like every other child.

His mother Ruth recounts this tender conversation she had with Nolan shortly before his passing:

Me: Poot, it hurts to breathe doesn’t it?
Nolan: Weeeelll…. yeah.
Me: You’re in a lot of pain aren’t you baby?
Nolan: (looking down) Yeah.
Me: Poot, this Cancer stuff sucks. You don’t have to fight anymore.
Nolan: (Pure Happiness) I DONT??!! But I will for you Mommy!!
Me: No Poot!! Is that what you have been doing?? Fighting for Mommy??
Nolan: Well DUH!!
Me: Nolan Ray, what is Mommy’s job?
Nolan: To keep me SAFE! (With a big grin)
Me: Honey … I can’t do that anymore here. The only way I can keep you safe is in Heaven. (My heart shattering)
Nolan: Sooooo I’ll just go to Heaven and play until you get there! You’ll come right?
Me: Absolutely!! You can’t get rid of Mommy that easy!!
Nolan: Thank you Mommy!!! I’ll go play with Hunter and Brylee and Henry!!

Read Ruth’s full account of her son’s last brave and precious moments this side of eternity:

This sweet angel will be remembered forever. His fight and love for life changed people around him! He is now in heaven with his heavenly Father waiting for his mom in eternity.