The world is so many heartwarming stories. This, too, is such a story. Diane Augler living in The Colony Texas, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl two weeks early, just to ensure that her dying husband could have a look at the baby before he leaves this world.
Mark suffered from colon cancer since 2019. Since the chemotherapy took a toll on his body and affected Mark’s lungs, the doctors gave him six months to live. He was lucky enough to catch a glance at the baby, his fifth child before he left his family forever.
Isn’t it amazing how something good and bad could happen at the same time? Although Mark’s family believed that he would survive, things turned the other way around. Before Diane was about to give birth, the family learned that Mark only had about 5 or 6 more days left to live.
His wish was to see his baby girl before he passed over. Diane requested that her delivery be scheduled earlier. The day the baby was born, Mark held her for about 45 minutes. Not long after the birth, he slipped into a coma. After two more days, he took his final breath.
Pulmonary Fibrosis affects the lungs and is incurable once it sets in. Although chemotherapy is an accepted method of treatment for cancer, it too has many side effects. It might even result in nerve damage.
Symptoms of pulmonary Fibrosis could include: shortness of breath, a dry cough, aching joints and muscles, fatigue, and unexplained weight loss.
In most cases, the cough results from excess mucous or infection. The characteristic dry cough can be caused by the increase of scar tissue in the lungs and post-nasal drip.
The life expectancy is roughly three to five years after diagnosis. Yet if diagnosed earlier, that would be the key to slowing down the progression.
Since the death of Mark, so many people helped the Aulger family, financially and emotionally. They are glad that there are still many kind people out there in the world. Diane plans to cover the house walls with pictures of Mark so that they could remember the good times with him.
A kind businessman in California offered a lot of money after hearing her story, which was enough to get them a minivan.
In Ireland, a school replaces homework with acts of kindness every year for about three years every December and June leading up to the Christmas and Summer holidays.
The school encourages acts of kindness where the children give a helping hand to older people and are there for someone who feels lonely.
The school also came up with installing a bucket of kindness into which children can put kind notes about others, which they hope will raise self-esteem and positivity among children by doing something they love.
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