Dying Boy Makes Heartbreaking Plea To Be Buried With His Dead Mother
A seven-year-old boy who is dying of cancer has made a heartbreaking plea to be buried in his mum's coffin so she can look after him in heaven.
Filip Kwansy from Essex is currently receiving palliative care at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Lodon, after chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant have failed to cure his leukaemia.
He is appealing to the public to help grant his last wish to be buried alongside him mum, who died of cancer when Filip was just two.
His dad Piotr Kwansy set a goal of £6,500 to raise his wife's coffin and re-bury her with Filip; and donations have come flooding in from kind-hearted strangers who want to help.
Piotr said: "He says that I'm his angel that is looking after him here and that his mum will look after him when he is in heaven.
"I don't know how well he remembers his mother as he was so young when she passed away, but he has visited her grave when he was well enough to speak to her.
"Filip wants to be buried with his mother so we will need to organise that locally and re-bury them together. He wants her to look after him. I will only be able to take Filip back to Poland myself.
"His step-mother and siblings will have to stay in the UK, as I do not have the means to arrange for passports and transportation to Poland for them all.
"This is just a very stressful and distressing time for all of us. I did not imagine that I would have to bury my child... you shouldn't go before your child."
Little Filip, who has juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia, told his dad that he wants to be buried alongside mum Agnieszka in Poland.
"We lost all hope at the beginning of March this year when the doctors said that there was nothing that they can do apart from manage his pain," said his devastated father. "His liver had stopped working so he also receiving plasma every other day.
"His abdomen has collected a lot of fluid and is enlarged, which causes him lots of pain and pushes up on his lungs, so he has difficulty breathing. He cannot eat as he throws up. He is either drowsy or screaming in pain.
"It's heartbreaking for me to watch. He knows that he is dying and that there's nothing they can do for him. He knows that he doesn't have much time left - we both do."
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