Watching their child get sick with cancer is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a parent. In a post on Facebook, one mom opened up about the realities of childhood cancer with one raw photo.
She wrote that she was sharing the photo of her son in his pull-ups for anyone who is battling cancer or enduring chemotherapy, and to show that “life is not always politically correct and pretty, it is real. Life isn’t pretty, and cancer destroys a person.”
“This was this morning after carrying Drake to the bathroom,” she wrote. “Yes, he is in a pull up because 75% of the time he can’t control his bathroom habits.”
She went on to explain that her son, Drake (lovingly nicknamed “Stinky Joe”), is “skin and bones” because his change in appetite meant that she has to beg him to eat and drink a bare minimum amount each day.