"At 10:36 Pm Jack's watch ended. We held him to us as he left the earthly shell that had betrayed him and trapped him and now he is free of all pain, anxiety, tubes, chemicals, and worry. He can move again, he can be Jack again.
On his last day here we surrounded him with so much love, we did everything we could to help his transition and we tried to honor what we think he would have wanted.
We listened to Jack's favorite music and told stories from a better time. Throughout the day we let Jack know what was happening, we let him know that it was ok to listen to his body and go to sleep when he was ready, we told we would be ok and we would see him soon. He didn't have to fight anymore.
We had so very little time so the family that could come to say goodbye did and he was able to feel their love.
We made beautiful keepsakes with the help of child life that I will treasure for the rest of my life and Jack was able to die with paint on his hands, as he would have wanted.
There was a lot of tears throughout the day but we were able to find so much comfort in each other. We kept reminding ourselves how lucky we were to have gotten seven years with our bright shining star, he burned so brightly there was no way it could last.
Jack accomplished so much in his seven years, he accumulated so much love from so many, he taught so many people what strength is and what it is to be brave. He did everything with a smile, even on his last day, while he was in so much pain he still treated us to his beautiful smile and laugh. He was never afraid. Jack was love.
After he passed a beautiful calm came over Eric Hunter and I. We were of course devastated but we were also comforted knowing he was no longer in pain, he was whole again and his fight was finally over." #itsnotokay #giveadamn #stepup #childhoodcancerawareness #childhoodcancer #fight #PediatricCancer #cure #4percentnotenough #gogold #awareness #gold #beaware #fight #bebold #noonefightsalone #itsnotokay #morethanfour #leukemia #angel