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Just when everything looks like it’s falling apart, we stumble upon a real life story that gives us the chills and restores the faith in humanity again.

Nine-year-old British hero Bailey Cooper had one wish and made it his mission to complete it, despite having insurmountable pain. The wish was simple: he wanted to meet his unborn sister. Bailey’s mom, 28-year old Rachel Cooper told her 9 year old son that he is going to have a little sister. When she was born, he couldn’t let go of her. It was love at first sight. He named his sister Millie which means “gentle strength.”

Image Credit: LEE COOPER

When she turned 1 month, he took the role of an “older brother” seriously, and he loved her deeply. He spent as much time as he can, given his condition Bailey’s Diagnosis and Series of Remissions The young hero became ill in 2016. The doctors diagnosed him with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of that originates from the lymphatic system. We can only imagine how hard was for the mother to hear the terrifying words from the doctors when they told her. When starts, white cells begin to multiply with lightning speed. They can then spread into the organs and cause tumors, which we all know what they can result to…

Unfortunately, the young hero’s was discovered in stage three and it’s not an early stage to discover . He underwent chemotherapy for several months and finally went into remission in February 2017. They were instructed to bring the kid for check-ups every three months, given his previous condition.

Months later, they were given the dreadful news:

Image Credit: LEE COOPER

We were in Paignton zoo when we had a phone call from the that he had relapsed and they needed him back in. Bailey showed signs that he was breathless and tired,” Rachel said. The doctors had to give him chemo again, and were positive that Bailey would it off again into remission, but the tumors did severe to the organs already.

“He had a stem cell transplant. We had to try everything we could,” said 30-year-old Lee Cooper, Bailey’s father. Bailey went into remission again in July, but the re-surfaced in August. Bailey’s internal organs had endured extensive stress and .

Bailey’s Last Days

Image Credit: LEE COOPER

Given my personal experience with my mother, there is time when you just don’t believe it will happen, but in time you can see that the person simply cannot hold onto it much longer, as the body starts to deteriorate from the inside. This young boy didn’t have too much left in him as he was under enormous pain already. “You’re only allowed to cry for twenty minutes,” he told his parents and requested that everyone wore superhuman outfits at his .

Image Credit: LEE COOPER

“By 11:45 am on Christmas Eve, we were by his bedside. We knew it was not going to be long. We told him, ‘It’s time to go, Bailey. ‘Stop.’ The moment we said ‘stop’, he took his last breath and had just the one tear come out of his eye, it was peaceful,” said Lee. Bailey spent his last minutes clutching Millie, the reason he held on for so long. Hundreds of people turned up on January 6th to pay their final respects to Bailey Cooper. Bailey’s football icon and friend, Tom Lockyer showed up as well to lay him to rest. He was truly an inspiration to everyone, starting form his family.

May his gentle soul continue to rest in eternal peace.


Alexis - Losing your child is hard but losing them before such a special holiday and having a new one is hard too . May he rest in paradise

Yanely xo Gallardo - Aww R.I.P Bailey! Your sister will always love and remember you She was a lucky millie to finally see her special brother. God bless you!!

Vicki Riches - What an incredible boy so sweet,caring,loving selfless,such a heart wrenching story but glad he got to meet his baby Sister.

May you be in God's arms no pain anymore.

Vaneta Forde - What a beautiful child knowing he will be God's little angel with the saints in heaven may God take care of his family and may they look to the almighty to guide them through lifes journey Amen

Susan Hoch Van Hoogstraat - What a beautiful story of faith. I love that fact that God gave him the desire of his heart. We can all learn from this treasured story.

Stephen W. Cantrell - Words cannot express my feelings for this families loss! May you feel God's peace and love during this difficult time! As a Dad, Papa and Great Grandfather, family children are so special to me and to read this makes me appreciate the time I have had and will have

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Dec 24, 2022

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Linda Daniel

Aug 19, 2022

Thank you for sharing this story.


Aug 19, 2022

Just a amazing young, strong and loving BOY,with a good family


Aug 19, 2022

Rip son. This is so sad and heart breaking such a sweet young child. Your sister will always be special to your family reason being you named her, so she will be always a light to the family they will see you in her. My prayers goes out to the family and friends. Blessings 🙌 and fly high my sweet Bailey.


Aug 19, 2022

My sincere condolences for the loss of you precious son. Know that you son is Resting In Peace With Our Heavenly Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ in Our Heavenly Father almighty kingdom. Your precious son is an angel now, and he watching over you all and his little Millie. I know it's hard to lose a loved one, especially someone so young like your son. But rest assured that he is not in pain any longer. God Bless You and your family! God Be With You All!

Juanita Bonds

Aug 18, 2022

I love this story. I lost my youngest at 18 years young. A part of you I'd gone. We do have happy memories. I am so Bailey had a chance to see his sister. My do had a do who was bored the next year. But God does not want us to suffer do he took his angels home. My prayers that you know Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will see you through any situation. God bless you and your family. In the Name of Jesus 🙏❤️

Edith Panormios

Aug 18, 2022

Praise Hod he is with Jesus and has no more pain, but is now joyful with God and other family that are gone before! Hope the family get some comfort during this time with this realization of the truth! God sent His son, Jesus Christ to die for us and if we believe that and ask Jesus to forgive and save us, He will welcome you into His family and give you eternal life and you will definitely see your little son again when we get to heaven!!! Praise God, in Jesus Name, Amen

Thulani Mnyazi

Aug 18, 2022

My Condolences to the little one who was so spiritually strong may God keep his Family blessed up until they see each other at the eternal life. God is Excellent all the time

Peggy Curry

Aug 18, 2022

9 years old, but blessed with insurmountable wisdom to show us how to love. Rest, baby, rest in that perfect peace.

Luella Bandstra-Johnson

Aug 18, 2022

What a beautiful child. Jesus certainly was in him and gave him the strength and the love he needed. Now he is free and happy

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