Parents Discover Heartwarming Note From Son After His Tragic Death

After their 6-year-old son Leland tragically died from an amoebic infection, Amber and Tim Shoemake were shocked to discover a sweet note the little boy had written to them before his passing. The note reads, "Still with you," followed by, "Thank you mom and dad love mom and dad" and "good day." The Shoemakes found Leland's note on a table in their living room when they returned home from the hospital to pick out burial clothes and objects for his casket. "We broke down and cried so hard," Amber told The Huffington Post. "He was so awesome in life, and this family revolved around him. And here he was still caring for us even after he's gone."  Amber shared her son's note on the family's Facebook page, Prayers for Leland, where they had been posting updates about the first grader's condition after he was admitted to the hospital. The Georgia mom said Leland had started complaining of headaches just before Labor Day, and quickly developed more symptoms like vomiting. After several misdiagnoses and lack of improvement, Amber brought her son to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where on Sept. 21 doctors finally identified the cause of Leland's worsening illness: an amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris. Four days after the diagnosis, the 6-year-old passed away. "We are devastated and have no idea how to move on," Amber told HuffPost. The mom said Leland loved playing in the dirt, which is l...
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
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Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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