His fight was a lost cause but the boy never lost his courage. Instead, he took the time out to console his mother and let her know that his will to live came from her.
Some people turn into warriors as they grow older beating challenging experiences. But some people are born warriors, who display intense strength and courage from the moment they are born. This was the case with four-year-old Nolan Scully. Wise beyond his years, the boy displayed immense courage and maturity as he comforted his mother, Ruth, when he was the one dying.
According to the Daily Mail UK, the four-year-old was diagnosed with rare soft tissue cancer. He was diagnosed a year before and bravely fought against the disease from day one. His journey was constantly documented on a Facebook page started by his supportive family. “Every battle he’s had, he just bounced back, unbelievably. You knocked him down, he just came back and ran,” said family friend Frank Bell. Nolan even managed to achieve his dream of being a police officer when he was sworn in as an honorary officer—Sergeant Rollin’ Nolan.
Though he spent most of his precious time on a hospital bed, he didn't give in to the pain. Things seemed as fine as they could be, until the day when the oncologist delivered a blow to the family while they waited for the little boy's CT scan results. "She explained at this time she didn’t feel his Cancer was treatable as it had become resistant to all treatment options we had tried and the plan would be to keep him comfortable as he was deteriorating rapidly," said Frank to iheartintelligence.
Shocked and heartbroken over the news, Ruth had to find it in her to tell her baby that he didn't have to fight anymore. But instead of her having to console him, it was little Nolan who reassured his mother. When he heard the news, he found the wisdom within him to accept it gracefully and also promised his mom that he will wait for her to join him in heaven. In a heartbreaking conversation shared on Facebook, Ruth said she could only keep him safe in heaven. "Sooooo I’ll just go to Heaven and play until you get there! You’ll come, right?" replied Nolan innocently to his mother.
Just a few days after this talk, Ruth decided to take a quick break from his bedside to shower. When she came out, she saw her son struggling to live. Despite the medical team trying to revive him, he slipped into a coma.
“I ran and jumped into bed with him and put my hand on the right side of his face. Then a miracle that I will never forget happened. My angel took a breath, opened his eyes, smiled at me and said ‘I Love You, Mommy,’ turned his head towards me at 11:54 pm Sgt. Rollin Nolan Scully passed away as I was singing ‘You are My Sunshine’ in his ear,” said his grief-stricken mother.
Later, she shared her memories of her baby through photos and posts on the Internet. She said on Facebook, "His last few days shined with how amazing my son is. How beautiful he is. How he was made of nothing but pure love. This may be long, but bear with me, it's agony unlike any other."
Cover image source: GoFundMe | Help Nolan Fight the Battle