They say that children are Angels sent to us from heaven. Their hearts are so pure, and they are so selfless that they could teach us a lesson or two on how to be better people.
And their simple, innocent deeds and affectionate words can melt even a heart made of stone. But unfortunately, it sometimes happens that these Angels leave us too soon. And this is what our story today will be about. A woman named Ruth Scully didn’t know how difficult it would be for her to look at the bath mat. Many of you might think what could be so special about a mat, but for Ruth, this mat represents her love for her son.
That’s because Nolan’s goalie was to stay away from his mother, even for a moment, because he was soft tissue sarcoma. So whenever his mother was taking a shower, he lay on this very mat, waiting for her. It all started with a regular nasal congestion, which few people may pay attention to. At first, the boy just had the sniffles, but then it turned out to be a symptom of a terrible diagnosis. One night, the boy got ill, and his parents took him to the , where he was soon put on antibiotics and prescribed a saline spray. But it didn’t help, and a little later, Nolan’s adenoids were swollen up, after which he got a to have his tonsils removed.
It would seem that this was the end.
He shouldn’t have any more problems. But when the doctors tested the boy’s antenoid tissue, the results were . It turned out that Nolan had rabdomyosarcoma soft tissue , and he needed to start treatment right away.
Months of radiation therapy, chemo, and painful procedures seemed to work in Nolan’s favor as it began to slowly recover and his parents saw a Ray of hope. They even created a page for him to document his journey and inspire other children like himself.
Every post, every photo of him tangled in tubes and surrounded by medical equipment had one thing in common Nolan’s warm smile, his eyes full of faith and hope and his incredible will.
However, it didn’t last long. At the next examination, the oncologist discovered that the didn’t get better. It actually reached the point of no return. That’s when the doctors insisted that the parents needed to tell their little angel about his condition.
When Ruth asked Nolan if he was in pain, he replied that he actually was in vain, but he would continue for her. Hearing her son’s words, the mother’s heart in millions of little pieces, and she murmured softly, Honey, I can’t take your pain anymore. The only way for you to get better is in heaven. Nolan’s answer made her into tears. All right, Mummy, I’ll go to heaven and play there until you and Daddy joined me, the boy answered calmly, accepting the news of his imminent .
All those who knew Nolan who knew his story prayed for the boy. But it was of no use. February 4, 2017, was the day when little Nolan was ready to leave this world and go to heaven. I don’t think I need to say that not a single parent could ever prepare for anything like this. It must be unimaginably difficult and painful to let go of your only child. The staff made arrangements to stop the chemo. The parents were getting ready to take their child home. They wanted to spend their last days together. But suddenly, Nolan took his mother by the hand and quietly said, mommy, it’s fine. Let’s stay here.
I’m not afraid. For the next few hours, Ruth didn’t leave Nolan’s side. And when she stepped away for a brief moment, having asked her son if she could take a shower and if he could last a few minutes without her, he nodded back at her.
However, when the woman got out of the shower, she was told that the boy’s oxygen level dropped sharply and he fell into a coma. Ruth couldn’t believe that Nolan left without saying goodbye, so she lay down next to her son. She stayed there for several minutes, after which, a little miracle happened. The devices started showing brain activity again, and the boy woke up. As it turned out later, he woke up just so he could say his last four words. He smiled, opened his eyes and said, I love you, mummy. And then he closed his eyes forever.
Those were the last words of a strong little boy who for his life with dignity. A little angel with a big heart. He will always be remembered not only by his parents, but also by those who witnessed his journey. Ruth later wrote on . I’m one of those people who are afraid to take a shower. Now the mat on which my son was waiting for me will always be empty. It’s impossible to put into words what a mother goes through when she loses her child. But his smile and his last words will forever remain in my memory and will warm my heart until we meet again in heaven. Friends, take care of yourself and your love, loved ones.
See you soon.
God always provides.
Your precious angel was so brave I hope you find peace in knowing that he is wrapped in the arms of Jesus Christ forever until mommy and daddy get to where he is Kristin peace little angel
R.i.p little one
May you enjoy eternity in heaven where your sickness will be gone and you will have joy untold. We can certainly learn a lot from him.
God gives us strength in the final moments of our lives when he is ready to take us to utter precious last words. We must forever thank God and be eternally grateful to him. For his Mercy.
A very loving and touching 😇❤
I lost my niece to leukemia before she became one. Lived with her at the childrens hospital, practically. I saw her rise and even learn to walk, but it was short lived since it stripped her of her strength to do those things and eventually she passed 2 days before Christmas. My heart truly goes out to this family. The harsh reality to have something there and put so much love and care into it just for it to fade away in an instance is so crushing. I know this is from 2017 and I know a wound like this will never heal, but I hope they have found some peace.
These kiddos and parents are so strong. Idk what I would do if I ever lost my son. I would lose my mind. My whole reason for living. RIP all you beautiful souls. Rest in Gods arms
Awwww, you could hear Charlotte's voice just cracking. My heart goes out to his family and friends and may he be remembered going in peace and loving life until his very last words. He will never be forgotten.
We will miss you little police officer. No pain will come to you anymore. We will always remember you, even though I haven't met you, we love you.
My husband called me crying after he saw this and had sent it to me. We have a 4 year old son. I can’t even begin to imagine what Nolan’s poor mother is feeling. No parent should ever outlive their child. Truly heartbreaking. My heart goes out of her.
KeithSep 1, 2022
There’s no words that can bring comfort. This is way different than loading a child. I lost my mama and sister at the same time in a car wreck a mile from where my mama lived. They both burnt up in the wreck. I had a hard time after losing them. God past a message to me by a friend and he told me the lord told him they both was in no more pain and if they could come back that nether would do so because they wouldn’t trade heaven for earth again. After thinking about what was said to me by my friend it took time but I realized he was right and there not in any more pain and they will suffer no more here on earth. Nolan is not in anymore pain he is with God now. If Nolan was able to come back now he wouldn’t leave Gods Side. You and your husbands job now for Nolan is to spread Gods word and Nolan’s testimony of his life like your doing now and to strive every day to be ready to see him one day when our time comes. I’m truly sorry for your loss he was a beautiful baby boy and he’s looking forward to seeing you and your husband one day in heaven. God Bless you and your husband and God Loves you.