When a disaster hits a family once, that is more than enough. However, when it strikes twice, it can leave devastating consequences.
The Allen family suffered the loss of their son Brody to cancer. Brody was only two years at the time and had developed tumours that continued to grow in his brain.
His parents were told that he would not last the rest of the year, so the family decided to make the most of it in an attempt to make sure every precious moment with Brody was of happiness and love.
The Allen family were overwhelmed with support by their local community in the small town of Colerain Township, Ohio.
Brody’s parents have three children: with Brody being the youngest, McKenzie and their eldest son Andrew.
Brody’s fight with cancer was published all over social media and his journey was touched and felt by millions of Americans. In an attempt to make his last month’s full of happiness, parents Shilo and Todd decided to host Christmas in September with their local community.
The local news reported how Brody was so happy and that “It was amazing. Not just for him but for everybody.”
Sadly, Brody passed away the next month as announced by his father Todd on Facebook:
“Good morning. It is with the deepest sadness I want tell you that Brody has lost his fight. This morning at 6 am Brody passed quietly, and peacefully in the arms of his mother Shilo. He did not suffer. He was surrounded by his family and I have no doubt many angel’s. While our sadness is immeasurable and we will miss his smiling beautiful soul, we are also comforted in knowing that today our son has touched the face of God.
Today heaven welcomed home our little super hero.
Fly high little man.. Until we see you again. We love you.”
More tragedy hits the family only a month after Brody passed away as Andrew- Brody’s older brother was left in a critical condition following a car accident.
Andrew is now in a medically induced paralysis in attempts to avoid further damage to is health.
Todd again announces the tragedy on Facebook asking for prayers and support:
“I come to you all in need of urgent help. Andrew’s condition is very critical. He has a very serious life-threatening traumatic brain injury, damage to his kidneys, a small laceration to his spleen, a broken shoulder blade, and a dislocated/broken collar bone.
Our grief and pain are simply indescribable right now.
Please, if you’re inclined, pray for Andrew’s healing and recovery. I don’t care what faith, language, religion or perspective in life you come from. Your prayers, thoughts and well-wishes carried us and more importantly, I believe, gave Brody the strength and a little extra time, to live his last days to the fullest with absolute joy. Please, we need your help again.”
If you would like to support and pray for the family, you can visit their Facebook page to offer them well wishes and prayers. The family have also set up a Go Fund Me page for support.
We wish the Allen’s family the best of luck and wish Andrew a speedy recovery.