For parents, it’s already difficult to see a child with a “normal” illness, such as the flu. But seeing the youngest facing conditions like cancer is simply devastating. So, I can’t imagine what this couple went through when their 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Chemotherapy is a tiring process for an adult, but especially for a child. It does things to the body that no one wants to endure. Phoenix Thompson is only 2 years old, but has already been submitted to these treatments against Acute Myeloid Leukemia, known as blood cancer. In addition, she still has another condition called myelodysplastic syndrome.
“When children have myelodysplastic syndrome, the bone marrow doesn’t function normally. It produces abnormal blood cells and doesn’t produce enough.” Phoenix has 4 siblings, her parents Brett and Christina Thompson work hard to care for their sick daughter and their other children.
The family stands firm in their faith that the Lord will give Phoenix the strength to fight. Phoenix has recently completed her first round of treatments. To celebrate the milestone, her father surprised her with something very special.
Dressed in a suit and tie, Brett appeared at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Children’s Health Center in Atlanta.
He had a nurse take a dress for his little princess, so that when he appeared in her room, she would be ready. “I don’t think I could have chosen a better man for my children,” wrote Christina Thompson on Facebook. “Brett, thank you for being everything what our children need.”
The footage that Christina captured from Brett and her little girl is invaluable. Watch as they dance happily below.
What a wonderful father. Phoenix still has a long way to go to beat cancer, but it will certainly be easier surrounded by a family that loves her very much. Our prayers are with this family. Share if you also want everything to go well with them!