The heartbreaking photo of a brother comforting sister dying of cancer

The heartbreaking photo of a brother comforting sister dying of cancer
Photo credit: Facebook Matt Sooter

A dad has shared a heartbreaking photo of his son doing something "a little boy should never have to do", saying goodbye to his little sister who is dying of cancer.

Adalynn Joy Sooter (Addy) was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontene Glioma (DIPG) in November 2016 when doctors found a tumour growing in her brain stem.

A year and a half after the diagnosis, Addy's symptoms got progressively worse. On June 3 Addy's father Matt posted to Facebook saying her symptoms have progressed rapidly over the recent days.

"Yesterday she woke up as her spunky playful self. While we still see short instances of our girl, she can no longer eat or swallow without difficulty and she's sleeping most of the time now and we've admitted her into inpatient care."

"Most likely she doesn't have much time left," he said.                               

The post was accompanied by a heartbreaking photo of Addy's brother comforting her in her final hours.

"A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his play mate, his best friend, his little sister. This isn't how it's supposed to be. But this is the broken world we live in."

Addy's father followed that with a post on June 4 saying that his daughter had died.

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