Heart-touching pic: When a man dying of cancer says goodbye to his childhood dog!
- Dec 23, 2013, 14:32 PM IST
New Delhi: A heart touching pic has gone viral on Reddit which shows the moment when a 21-year-old man dying of cancer says goodbye to his beloved childhood dog. The picture has surely touched the hearts across the world.
According to Daily Mail, “Mike Petrosino was diagnosed with cancer in the eighth grade. He has been in and out of Massachusetts General Hospital since then but last week doctors said there was nothing more they could do. So on Friday, his family brought his dear dog Rusty to the hospital to say a final goodbye. The emotional image of the pet by his bedside was shared on Reddit and has since gone viral. Mike's friend posted the picture Friday with the comment: 'My friend Mike was diagnosed with cancer in the 8th grade. He was given a 3% chance to survive the first year. 'Two days ago we found out that after 8 years, the amputation of his leg, and four rounds of cancer that there's now nothing that they can do. This picture was taken by his brother yesterday.' Doctors expect Mike's battle with cancer to end in the coming days.”
Daily Mail said, “The friend, who uses the Reddit name 7th Evan, added in the comment thread: 'I just got back from Mass General and got to say goodbye with a bunch of old friends. He's the bravest guy I've ever met and all he did the entire day was make sure everyone else was okay.' He added: 'Seeing Rusty come visit was one of the few things that has been able to make his brother, John, smile.' John Petrosino told TheBlaze the moment was deeply moving, and Rusty, who is now 10 years old, seemed to understand the gravity of what was going on.”
The report said, “Mike's mother, Paula, agreed seeing the best friends say goodbye was almost too much to handle. It was a very touching moment,' she told TheBlaze. 'Mike and Rusty grew up together and are very close.' The family who has had eight years of medical bills has set up an online website where individuals can donate to help with the cost of his treatment.”
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