Cancer

Mother shares heartbreaking photo of her 4-year-old son dying of cancer to describe the cruel side effects

By MARY KEKATOS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A heartbroken mother has shared an emotional post addressed to her son two months after he died of cancer.

Ruth Scully, from Leonardtown, Maryland, lost her four-year-old son, Nolan, in February to Rhabdomyosarcoma.

The cancer, which affects the soft skeletal tissue, is highly aggressive and can spread quickly – becoming resistant to all forms of treatment.

Nolan had just 15 months to fight the disease, from November 2015 to February 2017, before it took his life.

In a Facebook post that has gone viral, Ruth opens up about the brutal realities of how cancer cripples the body day by day.

Devastating: Four-year-old Nolan Scully from Maryland died in February this year from a rare, aggressive form of bone tissue cancer. His mother Ruth has since opened up about the heartbreak of losing him - and describing how cancer attacks the body. She posted a photo of Nolan on the bathroom floor, when he was too terrified to leave her side even when she showered. She wrote: 'With nothing but an empty shower rug now where once a beautiful perfect little boy laid waiting for his Mommy'

Devastating: Four-year-old Nolan Scully from Maryland died in February this year from a rare, aggressive form of bone tissue cancer. His mother Ruth has since opened up about the heartbreak of losing him – and describing how cancer attacks the body. She posted a photo of Nolan on the bathroom floor, when he was too terrified to leave her side even when she showered. She wrote: ‘With nothing but an empty shower rug now where once a beautiful perfect little boy laid waiting for his Mommy’

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