As a parent, the saddest thing you may experience is seeing your child sick. You’re ready to do your best to help your child get better and recover as fast as possible. You wouldn’t hesitate a second to take your child’s place in being sick.
But when you think your little one might be too sick that they couldn’t make it, is something you refuse to even imagine or think about even for a second.
Unfortunately, life can be cruel sometimes and don’t give a second chance to some of us. When Bill Kohler’s son fell sick, talking about death became unavoidable.
Ayden was only 9-year-old when he has been found to have a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is as serious as it sounds!
Of course, the family was devastated after hearing these news. It is known that kids who are diagnosed with this illness usually die within one year, writes the National Institute of Health in the United States.
As it wasn’t bad and heartbreaking enough, Doctors found out that Ayden didn’t just have one tumor but two.
Bill was shocked and sad, but as just like any other parent, he tried to do everything in his power to try to save his son, but nothing seemed to help.
When Bill finally realized that his son wasn’t going to survive. His only mission was to make his son’s final days the best ever.
He made sure Ayden meet his favorite wrestling champions, he took him on hunting trips and he threw him a 10th birthday party.
“We looked at the day, and we looked at how we could make that day the best we could,” Ayden’s mother, Jennifer Zeigler, told Public Opinion.
There came the times when it was all becoming too much for him and he just couldn’t even walk, eat or even breathe very well… such sad times, but he manages to do so much!
He no longer had the energy to keep up the fight and even said to his father, “Dad, I gotta quit.”
Bill hoped he would never have to hear those words from his son
Still, Bill responded with the only way he knew. “I’ll make you a promise. If you’ve fought as much as you can and as hard as you can and you feel you fought that hard… I promise you, it’s okay to quit.”
Ayden passed away on March 22, 2017, just seven months after his diagnosis.
Do you know what’s Ayden’s final wish?
“If people gather to remember me, I want them to dance, sing, and take group pictures,” Ayden said. “And if anyone asks how I want to be remembered, please say happy, funny, athletic, wise, fighter, caring and selfless.”
Hear Ayden’s father tell the story in this beautiful, emotional video:
Even though Ayden has become an angel and isn’t physically here on Earth anymore, his memory lives on and remains forever. Share if you also think that there are real angels out there!