Nolan scully was only four years old when he died he had been seriously ill and doctors weren’t able to do anything more for him but before he slipped away he wanted to tell his mom something and his poignant last words were nothing short of heartbreaking back in november 2015 ruth and jonathan scully from leonard town maryland got news that virtually any mother or father Would dread in short their four-year-old son nolan was given a terrifying diagnosis he had a rare form of cancer and nolan’s cancer known as rhabdomyosarcoma was
affecting the soft tissue in his body doctors therefore told his parents the boy needed to start a tough regime of treatment to fight the disease this routine would include a 43-week schedule of grueling chemotherapy sessions as well as five and a half weeks of radiotherapythe first round of chemo moreover was very rough on nolan’s little body as his parents would write on the gofundme page they set up in order to help them pay for the treatment nolan’s mom and dad also described
watching their son’s suffering as the hardest thing in the World and while nolan kept fighting on throughout the treatment the cancer was still attacking his body as a result the boy’s family were called in at the start of february 2017 to meet with his oncologist the sadness in the specialist size said all they needed to know however there the doctor explained how a ct scan had revealed tumors that were compressing both nolan’s bronchial tubes And heart ruth would later explain that the cancer had spread like wildfire as a consequence there wasn’t anything more that continued treatment could do for her son all there was left to do then was make sure that nolan was kept comfortable he was staying in a hospice by this point the plan however was to let him
have just one more night in the family home but the sick four-year-old told his mom that he wanted to stay put and she respected his wishes over the Next 36 hours then nolan watched videos on youtube and played with those closest to him he even created a will of sorts for his family heartbreakingly nolan also drew a picture of what he wanted his funeral to be like he chose who he’d like to carry his coffin and told his parents what he thought the congregation should wear he even made sure to tell his family that he’d like to be remembered as a policeman and all the while nolan wanted his mom By his side there was one instance in which he relented however when ruth asked him if it was okay for her to have a shower he agreed on the condition that his uncle
would sit with him instead so nolan turned in the direction of the bathroom and watched his mom close the door as the door shut though nolan closed his eyes and fell into a deep sleep and when his mom came out of the bathroom she could see her son’s support team gathered around his bed naturally It was a moment of high emotion the medical staff would go on to reveal that nolan wasn’t able to feel anything he was also having difficulty breathing because one of his lungs had collapsed without hesitating his mom climbed into bed next to him and while ruth knew she was going to lose her son soon perhaps no one could have predicted what happened next and what ruth would later describe as a miracle nolan opened his eyes again he still had something
he Wanted to say to his mom so nolan turned his gaze towards his mother and uttered the pointed words i love you mommy then just before midnight on february 7th 2017 and with ruth singing to him little nolan passed away and there’s little doubt that the four-year-old’s final words will be forever etched on his mom’s heart in a touching facebook post published two months after nolan died ruth would go on To tell the world about her son’s last message in the update she also expressed the pain of losing him there ruth wrote nolan woke up out of a coma to say he loved me with a smile on his face my son died a hero he brought communities together
different occupations made a difference in people’s lives all around the world he was a warrior who died with dignity and love to the last second and the post which would go viral included two photographs the first showed nolan Lying on a bathmat while his mom showered the second image however featured the same map but without ruth’s son ruth would go on to write in the facebook post now i’m the one terrified to shower with nothing but an empty shower rug now where once a beautifully perfect little boy laid waiting for his mommy the post itself meanwhile was shared over 700 thousand times and ruth made a post on
the social media site not only to pay tribute to a brave hero of a Son but also to spread awareness of her son’s aggressive cancer she commented that nolan didn’t get to live a long life and so called for the world to do better with funding research and treatment options the mom continued all nolan ever wanted to do was to serve and protect others he did just that all the way up to his last breath and continues to do so every day and through her nolan’s legacy as a brave little policeman continues to live on.