Most of us are scared of death, but not this little boy. He had faith that he would meet his mom in heaven!
Death is inevitable, and it comes earlier for some than it does for the rest because life is unfair like that. However, some people face death with such courage and 4-year-old Nolan Scully is one among them. Even though he probably doesn't have the understanding and maturity of an adult, he managed to console his mother during some of the hardest times of their lives. That too, with just a few words. According to I Heart Intelligence, Nolan Scully who was diagnosed with rare soft tissue cancer and he was slowly losing his battle to the illness.
However, he told his mother that he would wait for her in heaven. The kid, who was unaware of his medical complications, showed unfaltering courage and faith that stunned his heartbroken mother who knew his fight had reached the finish line. Little Nolan was diagnosed when he was only 3-years-old. His family who stood by the boy started a Facebook page that documented his journey.
His dad Jonathan and his mother Ruth supported him every step of the way, and they were amazed at the will power he displayed. “Every battle he’s had, he just bounced back, unbelievably,” You knocked him down, he just came back and ran,” said family friend Frank Bell. His dream was to become a police officer when he grew up, so he was sworn as an honorary police officer and was called Sergeant Rollin’ Nolan.
Even though he was in excruciating pain, Nolan continued to fight his illness while he spent most of his days at the hospital. However, the worst was yet to come. Frank Bell recalled the day when the oncologist informed them about his condition as they awaited his CT scan results. "She explained at this time she didn’t feel his Cancer was treatable as it had become resistant to all treatment options we had tried and the plan would be to keep him comfortable as he was deteriorating rapidly."
His family who was shocked to find that the little boy's condition was worsening, was heartbroken. Nolan's mother, who could not believe that it was time for her son to leave this world, gathered every ounce of strength she had, to break the news to her precious boy. But, she was taken aback when the boy did not falter, but he showed courage and gave his mother, who was in extreme pain, the greatest assurance ever.
In the heartbreaking conversation that was shared on Facebook by mother, Ruth, she told the boy that she could only keep him safe in heaven. "Sooooo I’ll just go to Heaven and play until you get there! You’ll come, right?" replied Nolan to his mother. He said he would play in heaven until she came to meet him. A few days later her dear son closed his eyes forever when she went in to have a shower.
Ruth who was given the permission to take a quick shower did not realize that she would come out to see her son fighting for his life. Little Nolan was surrounded by a medical team as his body had slipped into a coma. “I ran and jumped into bed with him and put my hand on the right side of his face. Then a miracle that I will never forget happened. My angel took a breath, opened his eyes, smiled at me and said ‘I Love You, Mommy,’ and turned his head towards me.
At 11:54 pm Sgt. Rollin Nolan Scully passed away as I was singing ‘You are My Sunshine’ in his ear,” said his mother. Ruth took to the Internet to share memories of her son through pictures and posts. "His last few days shined with how amazing my son is. How beautiful he is. How he was made of nothing but pure love. This may be long, but bear with me, it's agony unlike any other," wrote the mother on Facebook.