I have been waiting for this for a while now. My dear friends 27 year old son is going to die from the side effects of fighting off his incredibly aggressive leukemia. This kid has been fighting since he was in the womb. Traumatic birth, learning disabilities, turrets syndrome, aspergers, and then fucking leukemia. It's so not fair. I have known him for a long time, long enough to watch him go from kid, to bodybuilding MMA fighting man. He was so strong! And now he looks like his 100 year old grandfather before he died. Losing him is going to hurt so fucking bad, and I'm am so afraid what it will do to the family. His mother has always suffered from terrible depression (she had a a horribly hard abusive childhood) And I really believe her children are the only thing that has kept her from killing herself all these years. Her daughter suffers from mental illness as well, and is not coping well with losing her brother. Alcohol is a big BIG problem with her and she is not ready for help. No one has time to even help her, they are about to lose their first born. And here I am, on the other side of the country, I can't even bring them a fucking casserole to help out. He has been fighting this for over two years, and his body can't take anymore. There is not going to be another miracle this time. We are at the end.

I have never felt so helpless in my life.

ETA: Thank you so, so, so much for all your kind words. You guys have no idea how much they mean to me right now.